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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Print
Created by Guest
Created on May 28, 2020

STRRMTWTR option to start multiple writerprograms for single OUTQ

STRRMTWTR only starts multiple writerprograms when having OUTQ-parameter = *ALL and WTR-parameter = *OUTQ.

It would be nice to be able to start as many writerprograms as definied on an outqdescription, for a single outq.

Suggestion would be to add a new option to WTR, ie. *STRWTR or *OUTQDESC.

Use Case:

An outque is definied with parameter AUTOSTRWTR = 10. All writer program has got problems accessing LPR ports as described in

hence a restart is needed in order to start printing/sending traffic to remote part.

Ending all 10 printer jobs can be done using WRKOUTQ and option for printerjobs.
But starting 10 new jobs for this specific outq cannot be done using STRRMTWTR in one single command. One need to repeat it 10 times.

Or use
CHGOUTQ <outq>
without any parameter.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Oct 30, 2020

    We will add this requirement to the list of candidates considered for implementation.

  • Guest
    Sep 29, 2020

    We can see the benefit this enhancements offers. It warrants further investigation on our part.