The output data user-exit program

The InfoPrint Manager output data user-exit program is used to monitor the outgoing print data stream from InfoPrint Manager. This exit is called at the end of the job before the error messages and the trailer page.

The source code (in the C programming language) for the sample output data user-exit program listed on page What sample user-exit programs are available? is in the /usr/lpp/psf/exits/ainuxout.c file. This sample program consists of a return and performs no function.

The data structures for the output data user-exit program are included with the source code in the /usr/lpp/psf/exits/ainuexit.h file. The code for these structures is shown in User-exit program structures.

The declaration of this exit is:


The OUTDATA_EXITDATA input/output parameter contains all the input and output data needed to communicate between InfoPrint Manager and the user-exit program.

These fields are also found in the output data user-exit program:

Indicates which copy is associated with this call to the exit. Initially set to 1, it increments by one each time the exit is called.
Indicates the number of bytes in the buffer.
Points to a buffer containing the outgoing print data stream.

After you create your output data user-exit program, you must use the Linuxmake command to compile the code (see Compiling and installing the user-exit program).

Note: The output information fields used by some of the sample programs (see Common input and output fields for a complete list) are available through the alternate sample user-exits. InfoPrint Manager does not provide an alternate Output Data user-exit.