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222 VOTE
Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 11, 2017

Request about Printing forms with ruled line on ACS.

■Description & Background
On IBM i Access for Windows or Pcomm,it is possible to output forms to the printer by a GDI printing capability of a windows printer session.
But that is not possible on ACS.

On ACS, for printing forms with ruled line,it is necessary to use PDT or HPT printing methods.
The Java print service does not depend on the printer to be used, but only text can be printed.
We obtained the above answer from SWMA.

In order to print a form with a ruled line,
・ Using PDT printing or HPT printing depending on a specific printer can not be recommended to customers in environments with various printers.
・ To purchase Pcomm12 to shift to Windows10, we will be forced to invest additional investment, so we can not recommend it to customers.

If this can not be solved, our customers can not move from IBM i Access for Windows to ACS, so our customers can not move to Windows10 as well.

We want you to be able to print forms with ruled lines from ACS by the printing method using OS printer driver which does not directly depend on the model and type of printer.

Incidentally, in the form with a ruled line,
・ DFNLIN keyword (DDS for printer files)
There are two methods of implementation, so we want them to correspond to both.

Possible methods,for example
① Add ruled line output function to existing the Java print service.Or
② As a new function of ACS, add the function equivalent to GDI printing capability of IBM i Access for Windows.

Use Case:

Even if the customer shifts from IBM i Access for Windows to ACS, the form output function can be used with the same operation and operation method as before.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Jun 25, 2018

    This support is available in the update delivered in June 2018.

  • Guest
    May 7, 2018

    This is planned for our June 2018 update.

  • Guest
    Aug 11, 2017

    We appreciate comments on RFEs. However, RFE at this point supports only the English language so that the majority of people can easily read and understand the communications. Putting the previous comment through a translator, we get this translation -- if there are inaccuracies in the translation, please reply with correction:

    As for the printer session of "ACS" as well as the printer session of "client access" I would like to support external characters of GUI printing and PDT printing. Since November - December 2017, our company replaces the in - house PC sequentially from Windows 7 to Windows 10, we hope to respond promptly. We are considering the introduction of "PCOMM", but are also concerned that introduction of "PCOMM" will be wasted if it is possible to cope with the fact that the installation cost is high and if it can cope with the printer session of "ACS" later in the year.

  • Guest
    Aug 8, 2017


  • Guest
    Apr 11, 2017

    This is a really show stopper to rollout Windows 10 PC.