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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 8, 2021

ACS Printer Output - delete multiple SPLFs in a bundle

For deletes of spooled files in the Printer Output action of ACS, send the selections together as a bundle and process them on the server from that bundled list.

A confirmation list would help, as well - same as it does in WRKSPLF now.

Use Case:

When many spooled files are selected in Printer Output action of ACS, each one appears to be processed using a new connection for each.

This can make for poor performance since, unlike WRKSPLF, it is over the Internet, especially as we are working from home.

In addition, if you don't see that the list is going down and you choose __again__ to do the deletion, you get messages that say the job is not found - this happens if these deleted spooled files are the last ones in the jobs.

I suggest that it is unnecessary to know that the jobs are gone - it could be an option in preferences, perhaps.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Apr 16, 2021

    This support is now available in version dated April 2021. Please see our previous update for specific details of what has been provided.

  • Guest
    Mar 18, 2021

    Thank you for submitting your Request For Enhancement. In our next update, we will add support so that spool files being deleted will appear in the Active Tasks Pane (View-->Active Tasks Pane). This will allow you to monitor whether or not the delete requests are still in progress. We do not plan on bundling a multiple delete request into a single request.