Defines the directory paths that InfoPrint searches for an overlay for the job.

GUI label

Location of overlays


PSF, Email, InfoPrint 2000


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 overlays. 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.


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

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


Separate path names with semicolons on Windows, for example:


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 use a form definition for the job to specify the overlay.
  • InfoPrint searches paths in this order:
    1. resource-context-user document attribute
    2. resource-context-overlay document attribute
    3. resource-context document attribute
    4. PSFPATH environment variable
    5. resource-context-overlay 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 an error messages at the end of the job. InfoPrint reports the job as completed.
  • InfoPrint Manager uses the directory paths for an overlay for the job specified with resource-context-overlay 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 an overlay for the job, use the resource-context-overlay document/default document attribute.