Dear Michael,

There is a PSF Configuration Object parameter called resource retention.
When set to *YES (the default), resources are downloaded to the printer and
stored locally at the printer until it notifies the host that it is running
out of storage space. When this IPDS reply is received, the host takes
action to delete some resources stored at the printer (sends a command with
a list of resources to delete from the printer cache) in order for the
printer to be able to continue working.

The *YES setting allows the resources to be stored locally at the printer
across spool file boundaries.

The *NO setting causes all downloaded resources to be deleted by the printer
at the end of each spool file processed.

HTH

Best Regards,

/Paul
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date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 15:48:21 -0500
from: michaelr_41@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
subject: RE: IPDS Cards

Then it would only d/l the template when it needed it?

On Thu, 18 Mar 2004 13:51:50 -0600, "Vern Hamberg"
<vhamberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:
> AFAIK, with a true IPDS printer (and cards?) the system will send
> resources
> down once and store them at the printer. But if you emulate IPDS with
> Host
> Print Transform, this does not happen, so it is slower. There are some
> posts about sending stuff to HP printers as macros, thus storing AFP
> resources at the printer.
>
> Vern
>
> At 02:37 PM 3/18/2004 -0500, you wrote:
> >Thanks Richar. I don't *think* it can, but I'm not sure. That's what I
> >want to have happen, and I may need to use PCL overlays to do it.
> >
> >On Thu, 18 Mar 2004 14:24:04 -0500, "Richard Casey"
> ><casey_r@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:
> > > Michael,
> > >
> > > Check out http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l/200402/msg00669.html
> > >
> > > Could that same technique be applied to an IPDS printer? I don't have
one
> > > of those to try it out on.
> > >
> > > Richard
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
> > > michaelr_41@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 10:22 AM
> > > To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
> > > Subject: Re: IPDS Cards
> > >
> > > Yeah...that's what I want to do...store the form on the printer. That
way
> > > it doesn't have to be downloaded to the printer every time a report
> > > (invoice) is printed.


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