Using PPFA for form definitions and sending to iSeries



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Using PPFA for form definitions and sending to iSeries

Postby jkennedy » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:32 pm

We're an iSeries shop (AS/400) that wants a form definition created using IBM PPFA (Page Printer Formatting Aid) on a S/390. The PPFA guides say form definition information can be sent to the other IBM platforms using a file that is created. The file is then used by the iSeries command CRTFORMDF. This file seems to be an intermediate step between the PPFA definitions and the actual form definition that is created.

Can anyone tell me where the mainframe stores this file (with form definition records) and how it can be sent to an iSeries? We don’t have PPFA on the iSeries but as long as I can get the the source file from the mainframe I shouldn’t need it.

I am not looking for the code like that listed below. I am looking for the file with the definition records that are created from this code.
FORMDEF
 
FORMDEF PPEFT1               
        OFFSET 0 0.0         
        PRESENT PORTRAIT     
        DIRECTION ACROSS     
        REPLACE YES ;       
  OVERLAY PPEFT1;           
     SUBGROUP  COPIES  1     
               OVERLAY PPEFT1
               FLASH NO ;   


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