BVSTools Switches ISPs (again)
Over the past year you may have
noticed our site up and down more often than normal.
We had signed up with
an ISP that offered a new 4G technology to deliver high speed internet wirelessly.
That company seemed to be having technical and business issues about a year after
we signed up with them.
We decided to switch to a more established ISP a
couple of months ago and so far report that service has been better than expected!
We apologize for any inconvenience that may have let to!
Keys, Not Just for Trials
BVSTools prides itself an giving our customers
the best and most convenient methods of support. One of those methods is supplying
temporary keys using our Quick Key feature which is located at the top
of any page on our site.
The Quick Key feature allows you to request a temporary
key to be automatically emailed to you on your time, and not have to wait for
a response from us.
If you ever need a temporary key for any reason, it's
there for you to use. Whether you need to do some DR/HA testing, are swapping
to a new machine and don't yet have your new permenant keys, or simply want to
test the software and it's functionality.
If there are any other services
that we can provide please let us know and we would be happy to look into it.
Custom Programming, or Just Someone to Pick up a Little Slack? Contact Us!
these days when it seems like time and money are both tight, sometimes it's nice
to be able to pick up the phone and call someone to help pick up a little slack.
has been offering customer programming and consulting services since day one.
We have many satisfied customers and clients that still call us for help from
time to time.
No matter how big or small, feel free to contact us to see
if it's something we can help with!
Software and V6R1/V7R1 Compatibilty
receive quite a few calls amd emails regarding OS upgrades and software compatibility.
So far all of our software has been tested at the latest OS release and proven
IBM's Virtual Loaner program is a great feature for ISVs like
us as it allows us to set up a virtual machine at the latest OS to restore and
test our software.
As always, if you ever do encounter any issues do feel
free to contact us
Now Offers TLS Support
With MAILTOOL and MAILTOOL Plus version 6.24
and higher, MAILTOOL now has the ability to communicate with servers that require
SSL or TLS.
Some servers that may use these are GMail, Microsoft,
and Yahoo for Buisiness.
More and more customers seem to be moving
to these "cloud" services, especially for email. And because the base
IBM email system doesn't offer SSL, TLS or even authentication, MAILTOOL Plus
is becoming even more poplular with our customers.
We also offer support
for setting up your System i to communicate with these systems as normally there
is some administration required to install the proper Certificate Authorities.
can download the latest version of MAILTOOL by clicking
OUTQTRG Supports More Data Than Ever
Trigger (OUTQTRG) was recently updated to include a few new variables such as
current date and time, and the spooled file creation date and time.
adds to the ever growing list of data available to OUTQTRG and programs or commands
that it interacts with!
Here is a complete list of all of the information
available in OUTQTRG:
&F - File Name (10a)
&J - Job Name (10a)
&U - User (10a)
&N - Job Number (10a)
&S - Spooled File Number
&Q - Output Queue or Device Name (10a)
&L - Output Queue
or Device Library Name (10a)
&R - User Data (10a)
&A - Accounting
&Y - Form Type (10a)
&X - Print Text (30a)
- User Defined Data (100a)
&G - Number of pages (15a)
&M - Machine/System
&CY - Current Year (4a)
&CM - Current Month (2a)
&CD - Current Day (2a)
&CH - Current Hour (2a)
&CN - Current
&CS - Current Seconds (2a)
&PY - Spooled File Creation
&PM - Spooled File Creation Month (2a)
&PD - Spooled
File Creation Day (2a)
&PH - Spooled File Creation Hour (2a)
- Spooled File Creation Minutes (2a)
&PS - Spooled File Creation Seconds
As you can see, that's a lot of information that you can pass to your
command and/or program and should be enough to meet anyone's needs. But as always
our software evolves with requests from customers. So if you see a need for anything,
feel free to contact us!
You can download the latest version of OUTQTRG
by clicking here.
This week's FAQ Snap Shot is taken from the MAILTOOL FAQ page located at http://docs.bvstools.com.
I use Google/Gmail as my mail server and am trying to use MAILTOOL.
What do I need to do?
First, you need to make sure you're using MAILTOOL
Plus and specifying the right parameters:
AUTHUSER(your gmail userid)
If this still doesn't work and you receive errors like
this in the job log:
Error performing SSL handshake. There is no error.
RC(23) errno(). Error sending email.
This means that you don't have the
proper Certificate Authorities installed on your machine to communicate with Google's
SMTP server. Contact us for more information on how to get this set up simply
More FAQs can be found at
http://www.bvstools.com/faq.html. FAQs specific to software can be found in
the software documentation section at http://docs.bvstools.com
Output Queue Trigger (OUTQTRG)
Output Queue Trigger (OUTQTRG)
allows you to easily and quickly set up specific applications to run when a spooled
file enters the ready status on an output queue.
Customers team OUTQTRG
with SPLTOOL and MAILTOOL to automatically convert spooled files to PDF and email
them as attachments.
Once set up, no user intervention is required. The
OUTQTRG application takes care of all the hard work!
- Trigger any
command or program to be run when a spooled file reaches an output queue.
information to the command or program such as job name, job number, user, spooled
file name, spooled file number and more in order to easily identify the spooled
- Trigger spooled files to be emailed, converted, archived, faxed,
- A perfect companion for SPLTOOL
- 100% iSeries native application
For more information
feel free to visit http://www.bvstools.com/outqtrg.html
or contact us
You can find more software offerings from BVSTools at http://www.bvstools.com/download.html