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ReSupport and Enhance *PDFMAP objects and related Commands
IBM currently supports 4 *PDFMAP related commands. CRTPDFMAP DLTPDFMAP DSPPDFMAPE WRKPDFMAPE These command work with the *PDFMAP object which end users have now migrated from the original use, to using them to route SPOOLED file to email clients. It works well for this but is a "lost art" or as they say "Hidden Gem". The request is to include *PDFMAP objects and the related commands in the regular update cycle.
Users have migrated to using *PDFMAP objects as a Report Distribution service due to the excessive routine features and EMAIL address support. It works very well for this. The legacy purpose for *PDFMAP was largely dropped when SPOOLED files could e "transformed" to PDF with a simple CPYSPLF WSCST(*PDF) command. But they love the email routine feature and don't want to see it become deprecated due to lack of awareness. For my part, we've added a PDFMAP SQL Table function to our #SQLTools product that lists the entries in the *PDFMAP object so clients can extract the email addresses for entries, easily.
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