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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on May 22, 2019

Enhance iACS Printer Output filter options

i ACS allows only two configurations for Printer Output

which disables the Filter and restricts the user to looking at spool files generated by the user

Otherwise, the user has access to all spool files, and can execute any of the Printer Output functions against them.

The usefulness of the Printer Output function would be greatly enhanced for our users if there was a way to allow the user to view spool files they generated, or were sent to the output queue associated with the printer device assigned to the user. This would allow users to view reports intended to be distributed to them even if they didn't create the report, working as if they had full Printer Output functionality with the filter restricted to User= All users (*ALL) and Output Queue= "&USERN%".

Additionally, having some filter features available would be useful even for a restricted set of spool files:

Improved date and time interface. A button for most recent 24 hours, rather than fumbling through the provided From and To date and time values

User-specified Data. Add wild card search capability

Use Case:

Idea priority Medium
  • 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.

  • Guest
    Jul 9, 2019

    IBM has received this requirement and is evaluating it. A response will be provided when evaluation is complete.

  • Guest
    May 24, 2019

    I think that it at least should check if the user logging on has *SPLCTL special authority.
    This would give the flexibility expected.