iSeries printer file compile

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AS/400 Printer File
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Is there any way around that we can compile more than one printer file in the same time?
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Are we talking a PRTF? Why is there a need to compile more than 1 at a time? How often are these being compiled? How many PRTFs are we talking about ? It should be sufficient to just compile it once and you are done unless there are changes. Are you trying to build these dynamically ?

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  • pdraebel
    Compiles are usually one by one. So 1 compile job per Object. You could however arrange your compiles of the files being submitted to a multi threaded jobq. That way the printer files could be compiled at the same time, however every compile wold still be in a seperate job.
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  • CharlieBrowne

    I do not fully understand your question.

    Could you give me an example of what you are asking?

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  • TheRealRaven
    Create a *JOBD that specifies JOBQ(QSYSNOMAX). In PDM, list members of QDDSSRC, and press F17=Subset. Type "PRTF" in the member type field, and press [Enter]. The list of members should have all PRTFs in the QDDSSRC file.

    Now press F18=Change defaults. Type the name of your new *JOBD in the job description field, and press [Enter].

    Next, type option 14=Compile for the first PRTF, and press F13=Repeat.

    Finally, press [Enter].

    All PRTFs in the list will compile at the same time. Examine each step to understand what it does so you can do it again any time.
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  • Sureyz
    Thanks Raven. Quite interesting. A small thing, I just wanted all the PRTF to be compiled with some parameters specification like LPI, CPI and Device Type. In your answer, I need to do that for each and every PRTF file?
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  • Splat
    Sureyz, if the parameters are consistent from one print file to the other you can enter them on the Parameters or command line at the bottom of the PDM display.
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  • ToddN2000
    If those are the only things you are looking to change why not use the CHGPRTF command?
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  • TheRealRaven
    Type this on the command before pressing 'Enter':
    DEVTYPE( xxx ) LPI( nn ) CPI( nn )
    Parameters typed on the command line will be added to the command that is executed by PDM for each selected member.

    I will often type the parameters and press 'Enter' first. That will throw an error, but it puts the parameters into the command history so that I can recall it later with F9. I will then use it for just a single one of the selected members to verify that the parameters are typed correctly.

    When I'm sure they're correct, then I'll apply them to all selected members.


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