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I have a program in the as that when I print I would like to include an overlay with it. Right now we print out the overlay from the as then load the paper. overlay tool designed specifically for IBM and AFP printing. Other tools We are taking the PC image and sending it to the AS and storing the image data. OVERLAY keyword example in AS, how to overlay one record to another, use of OVERLAY keyword.

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When the beginning attribute character of a record overlaps the ending attribute character of a record already displayed, the attribute characters overlap each other in position 1 of a line. I would create one for each application or each DPI.

If you save the AFP output file to c: Valid values are 0 to Directions to FTP are: If this is changed on the printer it kverlay have to be changed each time you print.

Ftp file to the iSeries or copy to the IFS.

AS Overlays – Printing with Overlays

Valid values are 0, 90, and It must be defined as length of 10, data type A characterand usage P program-to-system. When you specify the position-down or position-across as program-to-system fields, the overlwy must be defined as length 5 with 3 decimal positions, data type S, and usage P.

If the form is on paper you can scan the form using Acrobat. A record already on the display is deleted even if fields specified in the record format are not selected for display. If the value specified for a parameter is outside the valid range, it is flagged when the spooled file is created. DDS keyword entries for display files positions 45 through Keyword entries for printer files positions 45 through Use the optional library-name parameter to further qualify the overlay.


Microsoft Word works fine. Design the overlay using a PC application. If the overlay fails to create, see Step 1.

AS400 Overlays – Printing with Overlays

A program-to-system field for rotation must be defined as length a4s00 with 0 decimal positions, data type S and usage P. Personal tools Create account Log in. Otherwise, data on the display can be lost if the file is suspended.

This keyword has no parameters. Add a member for the overlay to be created.: The overlay prints 1. All records on the display with fields that partially or completely overlap fields in this record are deleted before this record is displayed; all others remain on the display and are not changed in any way.

REC3 prints two overlays. To delete any of the records on the display, use the ERASE keyword to specify the names of the record formats to be deleted. If an application uses private resources for example, fonts, page segments, overlays, or GDF files not distributed with the systembe aware of the following information.

OVERLAY Overlay keyword for display files You use this record-level keyword to specify that the record format that you are defining should appear on the display without the entire display being deleted first.


If you already have drivers and get errors use the above set of drivers. For example, assume that the following records are on the display: You use this record-level keyword to specify that the record format that you are defining should appear on the display without the entire display being deleted first.

Normally, the entire display is deleted on each output operation. Retrieved from ” https: The overlay rotation is set to a value of 90 degrees.

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OVERLAY (Overlay) keyword for display files

In either case, print to one of the afp printers that were created in Step 1. Consider the following additional points about the rotation parameter:. Most of the time the overlay fails to create because there is no data in the file bad ftp or the wrong driver was used. The following example illustrates the location of the overlay using the previous DDS code.

You can specify the library-name, overlay-name, position-down, position-across, and rotation parameters as constants, program-to-system fields, or a combination of both, as shown in the following examples: Create a PF on the iSeries. The display will have the following records: Create the overlay on the iSeries using the following command: