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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Print
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 15, 2022

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.


Use Case:

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.


Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Mar 16, 2022

    Thank you making us aware that you use the *PDFMAP objects for additional purposes. We will consider moving the *PDFMAP object support into the base OS.