• Subject: RE: Facsimile/400
  • From: "Art Tostaine, Jr." <Art@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 12:26:36 -0400
  • Importance: Normal

IBM's fax/400 system provides an API to send faxes in the format of a 
promptable command.  We give
the command the Spool file name, job#, job name, user, and destination fax#.  
You can include other
things such as cover pages, subject lines, etc.

You could change all of your programs that receive the "F" parm to not insert 
the FAXHEADER line,
then instead call the command with the fax#, etc.

If you have many programs that need changing, then you could write your own 
monitor program for the
outq.  The program would extract out the FAXHEADER info and insert that into 
the IBM API.

Now, the receiver of the fax will see the FAXHEADER line.  You might want to 
right one program that
will remove that out of the spool files before calling the IBM API.

Art Tostaine, Jr.
CCA, Inc.
Jackson, NJ 08527


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
[mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of William A.(Tony)
Corbett
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 1999 12:39 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Facsimile/400


Can anyone give me a couple pointers on a "correct" way to set up
Fax/400?  I'm currently replacing a Biscom/EDS fax solution, works good
just not Y2K compliant, we just upgraded a client to from a 510 to a 720
and ordered Facsimile/400 rather than hassle with the upgrade of the
Unix-based fax server pc.  This eliminates a "faxserver" pc and puts all
the stuff back in the AS400. (where it belongs)
Current implementation:
* an outq FAXQ which a program "scans" for spoolfiles and moves them to
the PC
* the printer file contains a FAXHEADER record which contains control
codes for fax#, etc
* Based on a "fax or report(f/r) _" prompt in the program a cl for the
"generate" subprogram either overrides to faxq or not and faxheader
record is written (or not) at each fax# change.

It looks like Fax400 is cl-driven, ie., you'd have to call a cl at EACH
"fax# change".

Any advice will be appreciated, ie., how did you do it??

--
William A.(Tony) Corbett
corbett@asresources.com
http://www.asresources.com
http://www.cbt400.com


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