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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 5, 2020

Allow sending printed output to an existing stream file.

When over-riding a printer file to send output to a stream file, if the stream file exists message CPF4208 is sent.


Use Case:

We are using the TOSTMF and WSCST parameters of the OVRPRTF command to create documents in PDF format and emailing them. Several of these documents are created and emailed each day by multiple persons. I would like to be able to re-use the same stream files, and not have to delete them each time.


Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Dec 4, 2020

    This is a large effort, and lower priority, therefore we do not intend to make this change.

  • Guest
    Jun 9, 2020

    IBM has modified some of the information in this request. Please contact us if you have any questions.

    In particular, the Headline was corrected -- "stram" was changed to "stream".

  • Guest
    Jun 9, 2020

    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 - Work Management and Messaging
    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 - IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Jun 8, 2020

    This request is very much like my comment in this RFE
    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=133743