iForms

iForms is a cross-platform enterprise forms and reporting engine. The iForms server runs on OS/400, Windows and Linux, and it's associated library (RJSIFORMS) has commands available for monitoring output queues or data queues, or embedding into your own CL programs.

Reports can be generated from any source with a JDBC driver, and spool file-driven forms are supported natively. iForms supports forms designed using the open-source JasperSoft iReport Form Designer.

Alerts

May 02, 2012 - The iForms User Guide no longer conforms to RJS Software best practices, and a new revision in process. In the interim, please contact RJS Software using the information on the right if you have any questions.

Latest documentation for iForms

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Installing or Upgrading your iForms Software

iForms Server

Version 2.7.2 - Installation | Upgrade | Revision History

iForms Library

Version 2.1.1 - Installation | Upgrade | Revision History

iForms Text Designer

Version 2.00.01 - Installation | Upgrade | Revision History

iForms Designer

Version 2.0.5 - Installation | Upgrade | Revision History

Licensing iForms

Applying a License [iForms Server]

  1. From the Windows Start menu, navigate to Programs > RJS Software > iForms Server and select Admin.
  2. The iForms Server configuration page will launch in your default browser. Click the License tab, paste your license into the license-key field, and click the Apply New License button.

Applying a License [iForms Library]

  1. On an iSeries command line, run CALL QCMD for a longer command line.
  2. Copy the RJSIFORMS/PRDSEC command from the licensing email from RJS Software. See the sample licensing email below:
    --------------------------------------------------
    AS/400-iSeries-IBM i Access Codes

    S/N:1000000 M#:M4A LPAR:1 Exp:00/00/0000

    *INSTRUCTIONS* - Copy and paste the access code to a 5250 command line and press Enter to apply the code.
    CALL QCMD from the command line to show a multi-line command line.

    Product Name: IForms
    RJSIFORMS/PRDSEC DTAARA(RJSIFORMS) DTALIB(RJSIFORMS) SECURITY('1710A0E000003D0D200DE0D0810110A0110001901080100000') 

    For assistance contact RJS Software Systems Support
    Email: support@rjssoftware.com
    Tel: (952)736-5800
    Fax: (952)736-5801
    --------------------------------------------------

  3. Paste the RJSIFORMS/PRDSEC command in the iSeries command line.
  4. Press Enter.

    IForms is now installed and licensed on the iSeries.

Verifying an Existing License

  1. On an iSeries command line, run the RJSIFORMS/PRDINFO command to view your OS/400 level and your iSeries series, model and LPAR numbers. They will display at the bottom of your screen, in the format: OS/400 Level: ___ Model: ___ Serial#: _______ LPAR: _.Copy these values into an email.
  2. On an iSeries command line, run DSPDTAARA RJSIFORMS/RJSIFORMS to display your current license. Copy the license value to your email, as well.
  3. Send the email to RJS Software Technical Support at support@rjssoftware.com, with the above information, your name, and the name of your company.

Requesting a Demo/Disaster Recovery/Temporary License

You can get temporary licenses, free of charge, for demo and disaster recovery purposes, or by arrangement.

  1. Get the serial, model and LPAR numbers for the system you want to license.
    1. If you've already installed RJSIFORMS, you can use the instructions at Verifying an Existing License, Step 1, above.
    2. On V5R3 or above, open the Electronic Service Agent menu (GO SERVICE) and take option 6 (Display service agent registration information). Your serial, model and LPAR information will display.

Transferring Licenses

Since RJSIFORMS is licensed per LPAR, moving the library to another LPAR, even on the same hardware, requires a modified license. If you need to keep the old LPAR in production while the new LPAR is tested, request a temporary license using the instructions above for the new LPAR. Once you have removed RJSIFORMS from the old LPAR, use these instructions to obtain a permanent license for your new LPAR.

  1. Getthe serial, model and LPAR numbers for the system you want to license.
    1. If you've already installed RJSIFORMS, you can use the instructions at Verifying an Existing License, Step 1, above.
    2. On V5R3 or above, open the Electronic Service Agent menu (GO SERVICE) and take option 6 (Display service agent registration information). Your serial, model and LPAR information will display.
  2. Copy the following template into a blank document:
    M DD, YYYY
    RJS Software Systems, Inc.
    PO Box 1408 Burnsville, MN 55337
    To Whom It May Concern:
    YOUR COMPANY NAME has recently removed all software provided by RJS Software Systems from the iSeries partition with Serial Number __________, Model Number ___and Partition Number _. This software will no longer be run on this iSeries. The software will be installed on the iSeries partition with Serial Number __________, Model Number ___and Partition Number _ and executed on this partition.
    Sincerely,
    (SIGNATURE)
    (YOUR NAME)
    (YOUR COMPANY NAME)
  3. Replace the underlined sections with the appropriate information.
  4. Print on company letterhead, and sign at the bottom.
  5. Email a PDF or TIFF copy to support@rjssoftware.com, or fax a copy to (952) 736-5801. You should receive a response by close of the soonest business day.
    Note: Change out requests will be rejected if they are:
    • Not signed
    • Not on company letterhead
    • Not in TIFF or PDF format (if emailed)
    • Missing/incomplete/incorrect serial/model/LPAR information

iForms: Creating Templates for Spool and Text Files - Video Tutorials

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iForms: Designing Templates - Video Tutorials

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iForms Migration Guides

iForms Server Documentation

(2.7.2)

User Guide (Version 2.7.2 | June 2017)

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iForms Documentation

(2.04.02)

Getting Started Guide (Version 2.04.02 | May 2014)

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iForms Designer Documentation

(2.0.5)

User Guide (Version 2.0.5 | June 2017)

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iForms Library Documentation

(1.23.01)

User Guide (Version 1.23.01 | August 2013)

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iForms Server [Legacy] Documentation

(1.0.1)

Administrator Guide (Version 1.0.1 | January 2008)

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