DSPPRTSPC DISPLAY PRINT SPACING TAAPRTE
The Display Print Spacing command is designed to assist in
determining what printer output actually looks like while it is still
a spooled file.
When DSPSPLF is used, any blank lines are automatically eliminated so
that you cannot see the affect of skipping or spacing.
DSPPRTSPC will format the output so that spacing requests appear as
blank lines. There will be one blank line shown for each request
that causes more than one line of spacing. Any skip requests appear
as a separate line using one of the following formats:
********** First page - skip to line 6
********** Skip from line 62 to new page line 6
********** Skip from line 20 to line 32
The asterisks begin in position 1 of the output.
DSPPRTSPC is implemented by using CPYSPLF to a work file in QTEMP
specifying CTLCHAR(*PRTCTL). An RPG program then reads the data and
writes to a second member in the same work file with blank lines and
the skipping information. DSPPFM is then used to display the new
If you end the DSPPRTSPC command, you can still display the same
Command parameters *CMD
FILE The spooled file that you want to display the
JOB The job name which contains the spooled file. An *
indicates the current job. A fully qualified job
name may be used.
SPLNBR The spooled file number. This is the same
definition as on CPYSPLF. It defaults to *LAST
which differs from the CPYSPLF default of *ONLY.
*LAST is used to assist in those cases where you are
re-printing the same information and do not delete
old spooled files. *ONLY or a specific file number
may be specified.
FIRSTLINE The first line of print. The default is *NONE
meaning that nothing additional is output. If data
is entered, it will print on the first line of
output. This allows you to place some comments as
the first line of the spooled output. The data is
not part of the normal spooled file. Up to 132
bytes may be specified.
The command can only be entered interactively (not in batch).
Up to 252 characters of print line may be displayed.
DSPPRTSPC uses CPYSPLF to access the data. CPYSPLF does not support
all spooled files. For example, those containing special graphics
are not supported.
The following TAA Tools must be on your system:
SNDSTSMSG Send status message
None, the tool is ready to use.
Objects used by the tool
Object Type Attribute Src member Src file
------ ---- --------- ---------- ----------
DSPPRTSPC *CMD TAAPRTE QATTCMD
TAAPRTEC *PGM CLP TAAPRTEC QATTCL
TAAPRTER *PGM RPG TAAPRTER QATTRPG
Added to TAA Productivity tools April 1, 1995