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Enable Job Description to be defined on Printer Device Description

When a print writer is started there is no option to specify a job description. There are three supplied job descriptions:QSPLPRTW - used for all local and LAN Writers QSPLAFPW - used for local and LAN writers for IPDS printers configured with AFP...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 Future consideration

port infoprint xxxx2afp tools to PASE

the infoprint product installed on the IBMi includes a windows installable product in /QIBM/ProdData/InfoprintServer/Transforms/Install/Image that installs useful command line utilities like gif2afp to allow batch and command line conversion of i....
2 months ago in IBM i / Print 0 Submitted

Add Int_Job_ID and Int_SF_ID to formats 0300 and 0400 for QGYOLSPL

We need the internal SPOOLED File ID and the internal job ID in order to call the QUSRSPLA API more efficiently when needed. It would be great if the QUSRSPLA API also only required the Internal SPOOLED File ID when provided, but it currently also...
6 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

Add identity of Database File and Member in QSPL of the SPOOLED File to QUSRSPLA API

Please add the name of the QSPL database file and member to the Retrieve SPOOLED File Attributes API. If there are multiple members/files, then return it as an repeating list of this with the offset and count as the way to jump to the info. Perhap...
9 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

Enable a command to load an IFS file to a raw *USERASCII printer file like i.e. CPYFRMSTMF

Please enable a command to load an IFS file to a raw *USERASCII printer file. i.e. to support direct PDF or PS or PCL etc. file load. One idea: add an option to CPYFRMSTMF to indicate a printer file. Use case: i.e. get a shipping PDF label from a ...
12 months ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration