Printing a PDF document from the Iseries

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Does anyone know if it is possible to print an existing PDF document from within a CL or RPG program. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Create a printer file with DEVTYPE(*USERASCII) specified. The *Outq and any other miscellaneous parms can be filled in.

Create an FTP script (or session) with BINary and CD PrtfLib (the library containing the *PRTF)and a PUT from the IFS to the printer file.

The reason for the CD PrtfLib (and this seems to be a key element) is that you should not fully qualify the target of the PUT. If you do qualify the *PRTF, FTP behaves differently. The result is that the *PRTF gets overlaid with the ASCII data.

For example:


BIN
CD PRTFLIB
PUT /MYFOLDER/MyStreamFile MyPDFPrtf

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