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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The last field of the first record displayed ends in the farthest right display position of the preceding line.

If the overlay fails to create, see Step 1. If the form is on paper you can scan the form using Acrobat. Normally, the entire display is deleted on each output operation.

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: To delete any of the records on the display, use the ERASE keyword to specify the names of the record formats to be deleted.

OVERLAY (Overlay) keyword for display files

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.

Valid values are 0 to For example, assume that the following records are on the display: The display will have the following records: Also create it without a member.


REC3 prints two overlays. Design the overlay using a PC application. This keyword has no parameters. Microsoft Word works fine. ovfrlay

AS Overlays – Printing with Overlays

It must be defined as length of 8, data type A characterand usage P program-to-system. When you specify the position-down or position-across as program-to-system fields, the oveflay must be defined as length 5 with 3 decimal positions, data type Xs400, and usage P.

The overlay prints 1. 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.

If this is changed on the printer it shouldn’t have to be changed each time you print. 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. 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.

OVERLAY (Overlay) keyword for display files

The format of the keyword is: If you save the AFP output file to c: Otherwise, data on the display can be lost if the file is suspended. A program-to-system field for rotation must be defined as length 3 with 0 decimal oveflay, data type S and usage P.

Use the optional library-name parameter to further qualify the overlay. The optional rotation parameter allows you to specify a rotation value for the overlay. I would set up at least theand DPI printers. 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 overly not changed in any way.


Keyword entries for printer files positions 45 through In either case, print to one of the afp printers that were created in Step 1. DDS keyword entries for display files positions 45 through A record already on the display is deleted even if fields specified in the record format are not selected for display.

Directions to FTP are: Consider the following additional points about the rotation parameter:. It must be defined as length of 10, data type A characterand usage P program-to-system.

AS400 Overlays – Printing with Overlays

If the value specified for a parameter is outside the valid range, it is flagged when the spooled file is created. Valid values are 0, 90, and Retrieved from ” https: Ftp file to the iSeries or copy to the IFS. Create a PF on the iSeries.

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