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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Core OS
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 23, 2017

Let the system Print Key function Print the entire subfile

Currently when doing a print key it prints only what is o the screen.

If there is a subfile, a custom program needs to be done to print the subfile.

A subfile where the roll-up/down is controled by the system, the system knows already what is in the subfile, so there is no problem for the system to roll from the begining of the subfile to the end, print the way it looks on ths screen, and bring back th subfile to the program in ths same position it was before printing.

OR do it in separate API function to print the entire screen the way it is, rolling up the subfile.

Use Case:

Print key function to print the screen above the subfile + the subfile, and on the end of all to print the bottom screen below the subfile.

Simimlar to "F14=Print help" on UIM HELP.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 29, 2020

    IBM does not intend to provide this function at this time.

  • Guest
    Apr 21, 2017

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Languages - RPG
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Mar 24, 2017

    The print key action can also be assigned to a user program to do the printing at the time the user presses the PRINT key -OR- you can program for the action of the PRINT key in the INFDS of the DSPF and then trigger off your own routines. Its really simple to copy a sub file DDS and turn it into an external print file with the same lay out.

    You could also force the install of ACS, code a global macro that is assigned to the PRINT key and cause the user application to page down until you see the at the bottom message.

  • Guest
    Mar 24, 2017

    Why is it not practical to assign a function key to perform the print of the entire subfile? If this were implemented, it needs to be able to be turned off since our users don't want that feature.

  • Guest
    Mar 24, 2017

    I would think this would have to be implemented as an API.

    Here's a use case for not doing it whenever the PRINT key is pressed:

    A user is in an application with dozens of "pages" of subfile data, they search through it to find what they're interested in and press PRINT to keep a copy of it. They wouldn't want pages of hard-copy printout--rather just the subfile page where they currently are.