128 barcode with (IPM) PSF/AIX PPFA Keyword
Printer Systems (PRINT - NA/ATS)
PSC Rep is preparing a bid for a solution comprising InfoPrint
Manager running on 4161-2 to connect either 4000-ID1/ID2 or IR1/IR2.
One of the requirements is to print 128 barcode.
I know that the new PPFA Keywords were transported to PSF/AIX w/ PPFA.
I know that the AFCCU will build the barcode. I also know that
we used to do 128 with the 5688-021 product on the host, and that
128 is a bar code that needed to use a subroutine. I found an ASKQ
with a similar problem and they were pointed to someone that
planned to port a subroutine to the AIX platform.
In short, I assume the determining factor as to whether or not I need a
subroutine probably depends on how the variable data for the barcode
is presented by the program. My hope is that I am fine by just using
PPFA and letting the AFCCU build the bar code.
Am I correct or have I missed some logic somewhere?
Barcode BCOCA support is included in PSF/AIX; you will need PTFs on
psf.base, psf.ppfa, and psf.acif (which is used to format the data
with the pagedef). (See RTA000098116.)
When PSF/6000 first came out, it did not support BCOCA in the pagedef,
and customers migrating from MVS systems were struggling with how to
migrate from the host barcode subroutine. Thus the original old ASKQ
you saw. The host barcode subroutine (5688-021) does actually do
additional work for some barcodes in calculating check digits that the
PPFA/ACIF BCOCA support does not, so you're correct in that the
presentation of the data to PSF/AIX or InfoPrint Manager would be the
determining factor of which approach to take.
I'm away from my office today without access to my barcode books, so if
I've missed something or if you need additional information, please
don't hesitate to reopen the item.
S e a r c h - k e y w o r d s:
psf/6000 psf/aix infoprint manager ipmgr ppfa acif bcoca barcode code
WWQA: ITEM: RTA000154503 ITEM: RTA000154503
Dated: 01/1999 Category: XPSF6000
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