Info print server
does anyone have the basics needed to use info printserver to send
spool files to the IFS as pdf's and then later, go to the IFS and grab
any of those pdf's and send them out to any network attached AS400
printer/outq (ours are all some form of HP laser printer configured as
3812's w/ip connect)? Thanks.
Re: Info print server
Dave <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>does anyone have the basics needed to use info printserver to send
>spool files to the IFS as pdf's and then later, go to the IFS and grab
>any of those pdf's and send them out to any network attached AS400
>printer/outq (ours are all some form of HP laser printer configured as
>3812's w/ip connect)? Thanks.[/color]
I have spent quite a bit of time on this in the last 30 days. You can
do a lot of things simple, or you can customize it a lot to the way
YOU want it. For instance, you generally have to creat a psfcfg
object, and then a device description. On the psfcfg object you can
either specify a folder it will dump the pdf's to, or you can write a
"mapping program" and put them out exactly how you want.
The default by IBM is to put them into a folder specified on the
psfcfg object; they then create the PDF underneath that in a folder by
job name (i.e. worstation id) and then user.
I wanted to be able to put all of our day end reports to pdf's instead
of printing. So I created a mapping program, and now all my day end
reports go into a folder on the ifs called "dayend" and they are named
in a unique naming convention which I came up with that includes the
date/time/spool file id/spool file #/and user data, if any, etc.
It works slick but I about drove myself crazy developing the mapping
program. Although there is an example in the users guide, it's not
I can get the pdf's to the IFS with no problem, but after that, I am
just letting authorized users have access to certain folders and then
they can print the pdfs or do what they need to with them. I'm not
doing anything via the as/400 at that point. Windows explorer works
fine in finding the files, and you can map network drives to the
folders you create on the as/400.
I'm not sure exactly what you are after. I feel I've learned a lot
with this over the past month. I know there are some great 3rd party
products but we already had infpoprint server which is why I went with
it. Once the pdf is created, you can print it just like on about any
pc printer you would want, it just opens with adobe reader.
It converts spool files to pdfs almost instantaneously. For instance,
my month end statements convert to pdf in about 5 seconds - 4000 pages
worth. My day end printouts - about 100 spool files, and maybe 250
pages create all the pdf's in about 2 seconds or less.
I went the mapping program route because I wanted to control where
these pdf's went. I actually create a new directory via the mapping
program every day, under dayend, the subdirectory is namee CCYYMMDD,
and then the file names are as a I said, a composite of spool file
name, id, user data, etc, so it makes it UNIQUE. Job # and user too.
If you need some more information or can be more specific with what
you want, I can try to point you in the right direction. There are
examples in the manual on how to create the psfcfg object and the
device description. It is SO SLICK. If I spool something to print
PRINT01, and decided I want it as a PDF, I can just do a wrksplf on it
and change it to my PRINTPDF and "boom" it automatically creates the
PDF in the folder I specified in my mapping program (or psfcfg
object). Can't get any easier than that!!!
I can give you some examples of creating the psfcfg and the device
description and I'd even be willing to share my mappng program, but
probably would be better off doing through email instead of here.
If you want, post your email, maybe put something in there with the
word spam or something that can be removed, and I can email you some
Re: Info print server
I have implemented infoprint server in my iSeries and I am working on mapping object for naming the pdf files now. As you said the manual for mapping object is too simple, I can't get what I want. Do you know does it acceptable to use parameter in the mapping object?
Re: Info print server
Hi Folks, I was just told to configure infoprint and get it up and running. Our intention is to send reports via email to users who can then open the email get their report...without clicking on an attachment.
Is that possible? Does anyone know how to best config it and does anyone have any code/pgm examples?
Any manuals that I can use?