Does your printer understand PDF files? Most newer ones do...

In that case it's easy.
1) Retrieve the PDF
2) Send it to the printer

For step 1), you can use Scott's HTTPAPI..
http://www.scottklement.com/httpapi/

For step 2)
If your print server includes an FTP service, you could use FTP (via
Scott's FTPAPI)
http://www.scottklement.com/ftpapi/
Or you could spool it to a *USERASCII spool file
http://iprodeveloper.com/rpg-programming/how-do-i-print-pdf-file-ifs
http://www.scottklement.com/PrtStmf.zip

If your printer doesn't understand PDF, then you'd need to convert the PDF
to PCL and send the PCL to the printer using FTP or the spool subsystem.
Ghostscript is probably the tool of choice. Here's an old thread about
using it...
http://www.scottklement.com/archives/ftpapi/200903/msg00083.html

Charles

On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 2:55 PM, Jeffrey Day <Jeff.Day@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hey good afternoon everyone!

Can anybody give me a step up here? I've been trying to get my head
around how I can retrieve a PDF from a URL, and print it via an IBM i outq
with RPG or CL.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so if someone has some sample code,
I'd greatly appreciate it if you could share it.

Thanks,
Jeff



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