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Provide CCSID paramater on CPYSPLF

Provide a STMFCCSID parameter on the CPYSPLF command when using the TOSTMF option. Now the stream file is created with the job CCSID being EBCDIC instead of ASCII. Use Case: When converting spooled output to text files for further processing the s...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

STRRMTWTR option to start multiple writerprograms for single OUTQ

STRRMTWTR only starts multiple writerprograms when having OUTQ-parameter = *ALL and WTR-parameter = *OUTQ. It would be nice to be able to start as many writerprograms as definied on an outqdescription, for a single outq. Suggestion would be to add...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

Generated PDF files in PDF/A format

When customers needs to store different electronic business documents as PDF for long term archiving it is important that the PDF files are of type PDF/A (version 1.4 or higher). Currently can only PDF version 1.3 be created with native IBM i solu...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 8 Future consideration

Command to end writer abnormally

Currently, there is not a command to end a writer abnormally. The end job abnormal command ( ENDJOBABN ) does not abnormally end writer jobs. To end writer ( WTR ) or print driver jobs ( PDJ ) abnormally, one must call the QSPENDWA program. For ex...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

More Recent Version of PDF

5722IP1 (V5R3) with an IBM i V7R3 is using an old version of PDF = 1.4 (Acrobat 5.x). Use Case: The produced PDF document are uploaded for a e-signature process and the PDF created are too heavy with this version which generates frequent incidents.
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 5 Future consideration

Action description for own spooled file actions made by QIBM_QSP_SPLF_LSTACT exit point

The QIBM_QSP_SPLF_LSTACT exit point for creating user defined spooled file actions is a very nice feature that we use extensively and want to use even more in the future. But, there should be the possibility to show the descriptions of the user de...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 2 Not under consideration

LPR remote writer code enhancement

We have raise a PMR 62549,141,672, and would like to request IBM to add a retry mechanism when acknowledge not received from remote side, or even end the writer after certain period of time for waiting an acknowledge. Use Case: HSBC is using remot...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 5 Future consideration

Enable *ADD by using CPYSPLF *TOSTMF (*PDF)

In some cases it would be usefull to merge multiple spoolfiles to one pdf. Please enable in a further release or TR the option *ADD for pdf-creation via CPYSPLF. Thx Use Case: CPYSPLF FILE(AFPPRTF) TOFILE(*TOSTMF) JOB(123456/USER/SESSION) SPLNBR(2...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 Not under consideration

PCL 6 Manufacturer Types and Models needed

When printing through a printer session set up to use Host Print Transform ( HPT ) to a PCL6 ASCII printer, nothing physically prints on the printer. This happens using both IBM i Access Client Solutions ( ACS ) and IBM i Access for Windows. Use C...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Print 7 Future consideration

Allow AFPRSC with pdf objects to be exported to pdf

It is not possible to create a PDF with the 5770ts1 product out of a spoolfile containing a PDF, because this process is not supported. Use Case: Integrate a logo in PDF format in a spoolfile to print documents in the layout of our official corpor...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration