For customers using the Quadrant FastFax server for faxing documents from the iSeries, they can use the DOCSNDFFX or the DOCIMGFFX commands added in V1.79 of the WebDocs Library for sending outbound IFS TIF attachments (DOCSNDFFX) as faxes or by specifying a document ID (DOCIMGFFX).

Initial Quadrant FastFax Setup for WebDocs Outbound Faxing via the FastFax LAN API

You must set up your Quadrant Fastfax Server to monitor the following folder:
I:\FASTFAX\OUTBOUNDFAXAPI

This folder on the Quadrant FastFax unit actually maps to the following IFS folder:
/quadrant/fastfax/outboundfaxapi

The actual IFS creation command for this folder is:p
MKDIR DIR('/quadrant/fastfax/outboundfaxapi') DTAAUT(*RWX) OBJAUT(*ALL)

Quadrant FastFax Processor Mode Setup for Monitoring IFS (From Quadrant Docs)

Follow these steps to setup the LANAPI in Processor mode:

  1. Go to the FastFax processor that is number 901, the master.

  2. Select and run the FFXREG.EXE program that is on the desktop.

  3. Set the following keys:

    1. LanApiInstalled, set to a ?1?

    2. LanApiPath1, set to the path to where the parameter files will be placed. This path is usually to the same file server on which FastFax is installed (for example, \path\file.prm). Note: LanApiPath2 and LanApiPath3 can be used to process files from up to three different locations.

      RJS Setting will be:
      I:\FASTFAX\OUTBOUNDFAXAPI

  4. From the AS/400 ? Work with Processors or from a Windows client FastFax Administration ? Processors reset controlled the master processor to invoke the LAN API processing.

    Note: If sending PDF or PostScript files, it is necessary to run in Processor mode.

 

Using the DOCSNDFFX Command to Send an IFS File as a Fax Attachment

Listed below are the parms for the DOCSNDFFX Command:

Fax Doc with Quadrant LAN API (DOCSNDFFX)

IFS file to fax - Enter the name of an existing IFS TIFF file to fax. This parameter is required.

Recipient full name - Enter the fax recipients full name. This parameter is required.

Fax number - Enter fax number as expected by Quadrant. This parameter is required.

Company name - Enter the recipients company name if desired.

Address - Enter the recipients street address if desired.

City - Enter the recipients city if desired.

State - Enter the recipients state if desired.

Zipcode - Enter the recipients zipcode if desired.

Country - Enter the recipients country if desired. Default= USA

Cover note 1-5 - Enter text that will be filled in on the first 5 lines of the cover page message if desired.

Cover sheet name - Enter Quadrant cover sheet name to use. Default = *NONE (No cover sheet is generated)

From Quadrant FastFax user ID - Enter the Quadrant FastFax user ID to submit the fax under. Default = *CURRENT (current iSeries user)

Delete parm file after faxing - If *YES the Quadrant FastFax server deletes the outbound fax parm info after sending. If *NO, the parameter file is left in the Outbound IFS fax directory after faxing. Text is placed into the parm file by the Quadrant server regarding completion statuses Default=*YES.

Delete image file after faxing - If *YES the Quadrant FastFax server deletes the outbound fax image file after sending. If *NO, the image file is left in the Outbound IFS fax directory after faxing. Default=*YES.

Fax document file type - FastFax can send any of these file types. Default = 1 (TIFF)

Note: All image files should be created at fine resolution, which is 204 x 196 resolution. If you are sending at standard resolution then FastFax converts the files to the lower resolution at send time.

FileType=0
The file is a PCL, Portable Document Format (PDF), or Postscript (PS) file, or a file of an unspecified type. Note: An optional module, the FastFax PDF Module, is required when sending PDF or PS file types. This module runs on the FastFax Processor. If sending PDF or PS files, it is necessary to run in Processor mode.

FileType=1
The file is a TIFF image.

FileType=2
The file is a DCX image.

FileType=3
The file is a PCX image.

FileType=4
The file is a BMP image.

FileType=5
The file is an ASCII text file.

FileType=7
The file is a Rich Text file.

FileType=8
The file is a Windows Meta file.

Destination (F)ax, (E)mail - Will the document be faxed or emailed. Default = F. Note: Currently only F is supported for faxing with the DOCSNDFFX command.

Outbound IFS fax directory - This is the outbound IFS folder where the fax image and parameter file will be sent to for faxing. Default = /quadrant/fastfax/outboundfaxapi

Outbound IFS fax directory - This is the outbound IFS folder where the fax image and parameter file will be sent to for faxing. Default = /quadrant/fastfax/outboundfaxapi

Note: The DOCSNDFFX command will create this IFS folder automatically if it does not exist.

Outbound LAN path to IFS dir - This is how the Quadrant FastFax server sees the Outbound IFS fax directory. The FastFax server has an I: drive mapped to the Quadrant IFS folder. Default = I:\FASTFAX\OUTBOUNDFAXAPI

 

Using the DOCIMGFFX Command to Send a WebDocs Document File as a Fax Attachment

Listed below are the parms for the DOCIMGFFX Command:

Fax WebDocs Doc via Quadrant (DOCIMGFFX)

Document ID - Enter the WebDocs document ID to fax. This parameter is required.

Recipient full name - Enter the fax recipients full name. This parameter is required.

Fax number - Enter fax number as expected by Quadrant. This parameter is required.

Version to fax - Enter the document version to fax. Special values allowed: *FIRST - First version of document. *LAST - Last version of document. Default = *LAST

Company name - Enter the recipients company name if desired.

Address - Enter the recipients street address if desired.

City - Enter the recipients city if desired.

State - Enter the recipients state if desired.

Zipcode - Enter the recipients zipcode if desired.

Country - Enter the recipients country if desired. Default= USA

Cover note 1-5 - Enter text that will be filled in on the first 5 lines of the cover page message if desired.

Cover sheet name - Enter Quadrant cover sheet name to use. Default = *NONE (No cover sheet is generated)

From Quadrant FastFax user ID - Enter the Quadrant FastFax user ID to submit the fax under. Default = *CURRENT (current iSeries user)

Delete parm file after faxing - If *YES the Quadrant FastFax server deletes the outbound fax parm info after sending. If *NO, the parameter file is left in the Outbound IFS fax directory after faxing. Text is placed into the parm file by the Quadrant server regarding completion statuses Default=*YES.

Delete image file after faxing - If *YES the Quadrant FastFax server deletes the outbound fax image file after sending. If *NO, the image file is left in the Outbound IFS fax directory after faxing. Default=*YES.

Fax document file type - FastFax can send any of these file types. Default = 1 (TIFF)

Note: All image files should be created at fine resolution, which is 204 x 196 resolution. If you are sending at standard resolution then FastFax converts the files to the lower resolution at send time.

FileType=0
The file is a PCL, Portable Document Format (PDF), or Postscript (PS) file, or a file of an unspecified type. Note: An optional module, the FastFax PDF Module, is required when sending PDF or PS file types. This module runs on the FastFax Processor. If sending PDF or PS files, it is necessary to run in Processor mode.

FileType=1
The file is a TIFF image.

FileType=2
The file is a DCX image.

FileType=3
The file is a PCX image.

FileType=4
The file is a BMP image.

FileType=5
The file is an ASCII text file.

FileType=7
The file is a Rich Text file.

FileType=8
The file is a Windows Meta file.

Destination (F)ax, (E)mail - Will the document be faxed or emailed. Default = F. Note: Currently only F is supported for faxing with the DOCIMGFFX command.

Outbound IFS fax directory - This is the outbound IFS folder where the fax image and parameter file will be sent to for faxing. Default = /quadrant/fastfax/outboundfaxapi

Outbound IFS fax directory - This is the outbound IFS folder where the fax image and parameter file will be sent to for faxing. Default = /quadrant/fastfax/outboundfaxapi

Note: The DOCIMGFFX command will create this IFS folder automatically if it does not exist.

Outbound LAN path to IFS dir - This is how the Quadrant FastFax server sees the Outbound IFS fax directory. The FastFax server has an I: drive mapped to the Quadrant IFS folder. Default = I:\FASTFAX\OUTBOUNDFAXAPI

 


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Last Modified On: December 10, 2016