Infoprint Server for iSeries (5722-IP1) enables the production of Adobe Portable
Document Format (PDF) files from any iSeries output, any OS release starting from release V5R1. PDF files are
probably the most common document type on the Internet and company
intranets. Even home PC users generally have access to the free Adobe Acrobat
Reader software required for viewing. Add to this the ability to read PDF
documents on Apple Mac and UNIX systems, and the business case for
producing PDF files from your iSeries server becomes very strong.
To use the PDF transform on the iSeries, you require only Infoprint Server for
iSeries (57xx-IP1). This product has a minimum OS/400 level of Version 5
Release 1. It is sold with a One-Time Charge (OTC), priced by system processor
size (one of six software groups), and requires only one licence per system.
Infoprint Server is one of the products delivered as iSeries Keyed Media. This
means that the product is available on a 70-day trial basis and is shipped with
every copy of the OS/400 media. After 70 days, a Software License Key is
required to continue to use the product. If this is not ordered, received, and
installed within the 70 days, further use of the product is disabled.
Free documentation is available through IBM Redbook
IBM iSeries Printing VI: Delivering the Output of e-business,
Chapter 4. We recommend you choose the PDF version, not the HTML one.
Downloading Infoprint Server
After downloading, unzip the .zip file and follow the instructions in the readme.txt file.
If you want, you may download Infoprint Server (library QIPS) for
Grace period is 70 days.
Infoprint Server within MMAIL (MIME & Mail)
Activating Infoprint Server within MMAIL is extremely simple.
Here are the consequences of this setup:
- Install Infoprint Server (library QIPS)
- Sign on with a user profile having *SECADM and *IOSYSCFG authority
- ADDLIBLE MMAIL
As a result, any spool file generated or moved to output queue
QUSRSYS/MMAIL, will be converted to a PDF in directory
- add an exit program to exit point QIBM_QPQ_TRANSFORM, format XPDF0100.
This one of the pieces that enable spool file conversion to PDF.
- create a virtual printer device MMAIL
and its associated output queue QUSRSYS/MMAIL
This device links to a user defined object
MMAIL/INFOPRINT type *PSFCFG.
- defines the features of the PDFs to be created from spool files
- assigns directory /mmail/infoprint as target of the
PDF's to be created from spool files
- start printer writer MMAIL
- Run command MMAIL/CVTTOPDF to select the preferred tool
for conversion of spool files to PDF's
and select INFOPRINT
- every time you ask (through MMAIL commands, or through MimeImbSpl
subprocedure) to e-mail a spool file after converting it to PDF,
- service program MMAIL/SENDMAIL will
move the spool file to output queue QUSRSYS/MMAIL
- Infoprint Server will convert the spool file to PDF
and store is as a stream file in directory /mmail/infoprint
- service program MMAIL/SENDMAIL will capture it,
attach it to the MIME file to be e-mailed, then delete it
Note 1- If you are not satisfied with the PDF's generated from INFOPRINT and you want
to change some PDF page features, use command CHGPSFCFG PSFCFG(MMAIL/INFOPRINT).
Note 2- Writer MMAIL should be active in order to enable conversion of spooled files to PDF via INFOPRINT.
Optionally you may enter command MMAIL/MMAILWTR to submit a non-ending batch job that cares for maintaining
writer MMAIL always active.
INFOPRINT support for CGI
INFOPRINT support is also available for CGI programs.
However, for technical reasons related to the way the HTTP server works,
user profiles QTMHHTTP and QTMHHTP1 must have authorities set over each other.
This is implemented through command MMAIL/QTMHHTP1. It must be run from a user
profile having *SECADM authority.