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Overlays are not reduced when more than one page is printed on a side. Override commands can be entered interactively from a display station or as part of a batch job.

It is also possible to use overrides to direct data input or data that is sent to a device of a different type. Overriding a file is different from changing a file in that an override does not permanently change the attributes of a file.

Example: Apply OVRPRTF with *PRTF

An override iserise only active for the current sign on session. Changing the name of the file to be processed Indicating whether output is to be spooled Changing printer characteristics such as lines per inch and number of copies It is also possible to use overrides to direct data input or data that is sent to a device of a different type.

Printer file overrides Overriding files printer files, display files, diskette files, database files, and tape files can be done by commands, from CL programs, or from high-level language programs. Alphanumeric characters are printed with the value specified on the CPI parameter.


The system supplies three override functions: The override command tells the system which file to open and what its file attributes are. Regardless of how they are issued, overrides remain in effect only for the job, program, or sign on session in which they are issued. This article discusses overriding printer files. Any printer or attachment that does not support resident fonts can not support IPDS pass-through.

However, if a high-level language program calls a CL program that overrides a file, the override is deleted automatically when control returns to the high-level language program. This value is not allowed if the file was created on a system at an earlier release level than V2R3M0.

IBM i: Printer file overrides

Consult the various printer reference guides for details. An immediate allocation of the device by the device resource is required when an acquire operation ovrortf performed to the file. Examples of items where overrides can be used are: This parameter does not specify the printer character density of alphanumeric characters. For information about the special considerations that are required for overrides that change the file type or redirect files, see the Distributed data management topic.

CL program override considerations If a CL program overrides a file and then calls a high-level language program, the override remains in effect for the high-level language program.

Examples of items where overrides can be used are:. Overrides can be called from different levels programs calling another program.

For example, sending data that is intended for a diskette to a printer instead. This use of overrides requires somewhat more foresight than the override applications iiseries above. Files are associated with an application program by the file names specified in the program when it is created.


Printer file overrides

You can process override functions for files using the following CL commands: You can process override functions for files using the ovrprtv CL commands:. However, if the printer is positioned at the top of the page line number one and the channel value forms-control value is associated with line number one, the printer does not advance to a new a new page.

Their principal value is in allowing you to use general purpose programs in a wider variety of circumstances. For example, isrries you override the number of copies specified in a printer file by requesting six copies instead of two, the file description for the printer file still specifies two copies, but six copies are printed.

IBM i: Example: Apply OVRPRTF with *PRTF

You can use overrides to change most, but not all, of the file attributes that are specified when the file is created. This is because the override in the CL program is deleted when the CL program ends.

This is because the resident font references in the data stream must be mapped to host iaeries which are downloaded to the printer.

Overrides have no effect on other jobs that might be ovrprtr at the same time.