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Manual Merge

Overview

In this section, we will describe how you can manually merge a form application with your spool data file. This is an option to having the engine process the job automatically. This operation is useful for testing form applications prior to putting them into production, for controlling print jobs more (such as check printing), or for printing less used, intermittent print jobs.

In addition, within the Manual Merge menu’s, we can graphically print-preview our forms merge prior to printing. We can also archive and retrieve at a later time, or convert the print job to a *PDF form and other print file formats.

Manually Merge Form and Data

  • From the Form Application Menu, select the desired Form Application with OPTION 15 manual form overlay
  • The selection screen allows you to find the spool file to merge with the form application.
  • The default is the Current User ID and all output queues, but you can specify the desired information to refine the search.

                         Work with Spool File (MMRGSPLF)                        
                                                                                
 Type choices, press Enter.                                                     
                                                                                
 User ID  . . . . . . . . . . . . > *CURRENT      Name, generic*, *CURRENT...   
 Form Type  . . . . . . . . . . .   *ALL          Name, *ALL                    
 User Data  . . . . . . . . . . .   *ALL          Name, generic*, *ALL          
 Output Queue . . . . . . . . . . > *ALL          Name, *ALL                    
   Library  . . . . . . . . . . .                 Name, *LIBL                   
 Job Name . . . . . . . . . . . .   *ALL          Name, *, *ALL                 
   User Name  . . . . . . . . . .                 Name                          
   Job Number . . . . . . . . . .                 000000-999999                 
 iDocs Form Application . . . . . > '  ADELWACK'  Character value               
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
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 F3=Exit   F4=Prompt   F5=Refresh   F12=Cancel   F13=How to use this display    
 F24=More keys                                                                  

  • Select the desired Spool file with the chosen option as shown below.

Not only may option 1 be placed next to the spooled file to merge/print a spooled file but numerous other spooled file changes, renderings and distribution options are available.

  • 1- Merge/Print - Prints the selected spool file with the form application to the desired output queue.
  • 2- Change - Enables the spooled file attributes to be changed.
  • 3- Duplicate - Enables the spooled file to be replicated.
  • 4- Delete - Deletes the spooled file.
  • 5- Display - Displays the spooled file.
  • 8- Convert to IFS - Runs ECVTSPLF to archive the spooled file in the IFS.
  • 9 - Attribute - Work with Spooled File Attributes.
  • 10- Email - Enables the existing spooled file to be emailed without merging the file with the form application.
  • 11- Merge/Email - Enables the existing spooled file to be emailed with merging the file with the form application.
  • 12- FAX - Enables the existing spooled file to be FAXed without merging the file with the form application.
  • 13- FAX/Merge - Enables the existing spooled file to be FAXed with merging the file with the form application.
  • 21- Edit Splf - Spool File Conversion Manager for Data Mapping Definition Maintenance.

  9/22/20                     iDocs Form Suite                        MRGSPLC1  
 12:52:25                    Work with Spooled Files                  KKRAMER   
                                                                                
  1=Merge/Print  2=Change  3=Duplicate  4=Delete  5=Display  8=Convert to IFS   
  9=Attribute  10=Email  11=Merge/Email  12=Fax  13=Merge/Fax  21=Edit Splf     
                                                                Total Form      
 Opt File       Job        User       Out Queue  User Data  Sts Pages Type      
     FIVEPAGE   QPADEV002B KKRAMER    FORM001    ALASKARR   RDY     5 *STD      
     L88X132W   QPADEV002B KKRAMER    FORM001    CMST408    RDY    28 T4        
     L99X132W   QPADEV002B KKRAMER    FORM001    CMST4A08   RDY    15 T4A       
     L22X132W   QPADEV002B KKRAMER    FORM001    CMS1099D08 RDY     3 1099D     
     L88X085W   QPADEV002B KKRAMER    FORM001    CMSW208    RDY    85 W2        
     L33X132W   QPADEV002B KKRAMER    FORM001    CMS1099M08 RDY     4 1099M     
     L22X132W   QPADEV0002 KKRAMER    FORM001    CMS1099I08 RDY     3 1099I     
     CMSPO      QPADEV000J KKRAMER    FORM001    REEVESPO   RDY     2 P.O.      
     REEVESCC   QPADEV000J KKRAMER    FORM001    CMSPRSP7   RDY    17 PRCHECK   
     W66X132L   QPADEV000J KKRAMER    FORM001    Swift Stub RDY    37 SWIFTSTUBS
     L42X85W    QPADEV000J KKRAMER    FORM001    SWIFTAPCK  RDY   375 SWIFTCHECK
     L66X132W   QPADEV000J KKRAMER    FORM001    Swift stub RDY     2 SWIFTSTUBS
     L42X85W    QPADEV000J KKRAMER    FORM001    LEONPLASTC RDY   106 *STD    + 
                                                                                
  Record:        13 /       276                                                 
  F3=Exit  F5=Reload  F11=Old view   F12=Previous  F17=Top  F18=Bottom          
Option 1 Merge/Print will evoke the Manual Merge Output Options, below.

  • Enter a Start and End Page.
  • Enter the number of copies.
  • The default font selection is displayed.
  • Change the merged spool output name.
  • Enter the desired Output Queue

                                      
                           MRGSPLFW2 
           Output options            
                                     
   Outq: *FORMDEF   Lib: *LIBL       
   Start Page.:       1              
   End Page...:     106              
   Copies.....:   1                  
   Font:                             
   SplfName...:                      
                                     
   F4=Prompt  F8=Font  F12=Cancel    
                                     
                                     

As an option to a specific outq, you can enter the following options:

*USRPRF To direct output to the current user’s default outq

*FORMDEF To direct output to the distribution override outq specified in the Form Definition Maintenance Menu.

If the spooled file is selected to be emailed, the following email interface is provided:

  9/22/20                      iDocs Form Suite                       ESNDSPR1 
 13:02:15              Send iDocs Spooled File with iMail             KKRAMER  
                                                                               
                                                                               
 From Address. . : noreply@informdecisions.com                                 
 To Address. . . :                                                             
 Cc Address. . . :                                                             
 From Page . . . :    1                                                        
 To Page . . . . :     1                               Type: *PDF              
 Subject . . . . :                                                             
 Request Delivery Receipt:   (Y/N) Request Read Receipt:   (Y/N) Batch Mode: N 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
 F3=Exit   F4=Prompt   F7=Group List   F10=Send   F12=Cancel                   
                                                                               

From the screen above the email may be slated for delivery. Additionally, a read receipt and a delivery receipt may also be requested.

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