resource-context-form-definition

Defines the directory paths that InfoPrint searches for the form definition for the job.

GUI label

Location of form definitions

DSS

PSF, Email, InfoPrint 2000

Type

Resettable, single-valued

Allowed Values

You can enter the name of a resource-context object or a text string up to 255 characters long that defines the directory path to form definitions. You can specify one or more paths for one resource context. You can specify paths for file systems mounted to AIX or Linux, such as MVS data sets and VM minidisks.

Syntax

path:path for AIX
path:path for Linux
path;path for Windows

Separate path names with colons on AIX and Linux or semicolons on Windows, for example:

  • For AIX or Linux:
    /formdef:/dept123/form
  • For Windows:
    install_path\reslib\formdef;d:\dept123\form

Default Value

With AIX or Linux, no default values, but InfoPrint always searches /usr/lpp/psf/reslib.

With Windows, no default values, but InfoPrint always searches install_path\reslib.

Usage Guidelines

  • You can use either the document or the actual destination form-definition attribute to specify the form definition.
  • InfoPrint searches paths in this order:
    1. resource-context-user document attribute
    2. resource-context-form-definition document attribute
    3. resource-context document attribute
    4. PSFPATH environment variable
    5. resource-context-form-definition actual destination attribute
    6. With AIX or Linux, /usr/lpp/psf/reslib
    7. With Windows, install_path\reslib
  • If InfoPrint cannot find the resource because none of the paths contain the resource, it still processes the job and prints error messages at the end of the job. InfoPrint reports the job as completed.
  • InfoPrint Manager uses the directory paths for the form definition for the job specified with resource-context-form-definition at print time; they are not searched by ACIF or the line2afp transform during processing. When you need to have ACIF or the line2afp transform search the directory paths for the form definition for the job, use the resource-context-form-definition document/default document attribute.