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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 29, 2016

PDF name in 'Printer Output' option

System: 5733XJ1 - IBM i Access Client Solutions
We use 'Printer Output' option to download Spool Files into PDF format. At present the downloaded PDF name is automated. It will be nice if user can able to define the PDF name. We would like to included 'User data' as one of the parameter along with current Spool File Name, Number, User etc,.

Use Case:

Our client system creates bulk of reports every end of day. When we download the spool file as PDF, it is difficult to differentiate some spool files which have same Spool file name with different User Data. Also we use User Data to identify the report.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 18, 2023

    Our user generates several files a day with the same output name and same user data.

    When the user downloads multiple spool files to either TXT or PDF, the file is automatically named with the jobname and a unique identifier. It would be more helpful to use the date/time instead of the jobname. Please see the attached example.

  • Guest
    Nov 30, 2021

    Thank you for submitting your Request For Enhancement. We understand the value of this RFE, but higher priority items have taken precedence. We are keeping this on our list for consideration in the near future.

  • Guest
    Jun 25, 2020

    IBM understands this request and will consider it for a future code update, though no commitment is made or implied.


ACS printer output download, add checkbox for using USRDTA parm in download file name

we have multiple spooled file with same file name but are differentiated by user data column. if we could use the USRDTA name in the file name it would be easier for our users to determine what downloaded spooled file they need. *maybe we could ch...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration