Chapter 2. Advanced use of IBM Infoprint Designer for iSeries
If your data does not allow for this, you can fix the layout after performing the
initial mapping. Left-click the first line of data and then right-click to bring up
the Field properties window. Click the Printline properties button. On the
Printline properties window, change the value for Repeat: to reflect the
number of lines you want to map (for example, 66).
For example, the sample COR project was created using an iSeries job log
that had 60 lines of data per page. By modifying the project to support up to 66
lines, it generates resources that can be used by a wider variety of iSeries
• If you change the repeat value, you may find that there are extra unused
printlines in the page definition. It is a good idea to look at the page definition
tree. It should be similar to the page definition shown in Figure 46.
Figure 46. Page definition for sample COR layout
• Note the following points regarding this page definition:
– If you mapped all of the records as one repeat group, there should be one
printline on the subpage indicating the desired number of repeats (in this
example (R1-66)). Any extra printlines must be deleted.
– The CH1 indicates that this printline is activated any time there is a “1” in
the first position of the data record. This ensures that a new page is started
when required. Make sure you have not modified or deleted this setting in
the course of making other changes.
– There are two fields mapped in the one printline definition.
– One field (probably the second) was generated when you dragged and
dropped the map data. It should reflect the correct line length. If it requires
adjusting, right-click the field entry and change the value in the Length:
– The other field is generated automatically by Infoprint Designer and
references the DFLT suppression. See 2.8.3, “Infoprint Designer and
suppression” on page 54, for more information on the DFLT suppression.
To determine which field is which, right-click one of the fields to bring up
the Field Properties window. Then, click the Suppress button. The Name:
field contains the value DFLT for the Suppressed fields; it is blank for the
fields you map intentionally. If, and only if, all lines of your original spooled
file are to be mapped, you may delete the Suppressed fields.
Figure 47 shows an example of the completed COR project using sample data
from a job log. In this view, the third record was selected to show the
28 pels for interline spacing in the toolbar. The entry in the toolbar confirms that