Creating an SAP R/3 output device

To print from SAP R/3, the SAP R/3 administrator must create an SAP R/3 output device for each target printer. You might want to create more than one SAP R/3 output device for the same printer. For example, you might want to customize the LOMS differently for each SAP output device, or you might want to associate each SAP output device with a different printer definition for the same target printer. (The administrator can create more than one printer definition in the Printer Inventory for the same printer to specify different job characteristics, such as a different form definition name.) To create an SAP R/3 output device, you need this information:
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The name of the SAP R/3 Application Server for z/OS. The name of the printer definition in the Printer Inventory. This name is case-sensitive. The data format accepted by the printer, for example, AFP, PCL, or PostScript®. The data format determines the device driver you select. The name of the LOMS defined to SAP R/3. Default names for Infoprint Server LOMSs are: o Infoprint Server with callback Use this LOMS if you want immediate notification of job events.
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Infoprint Server with polling Use this LOMS if you do not need immediate notification of job events. The Callback daemon returns notification only when polled by the SAP R/3 system.

The host spool access method: o Use access method E when the SAP application server runs on the same system as Infoprint Server o Use access method U when the SAP application server runs on a different system from Infoprint Server For access method U, you also need: o The host name or IP address of the z/OS system where Infoprint Server runs. o The port number where the Print Interface LPD listens (default port is 515).

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Spool server: Select the name of the SAP R/3 application server.  |PostScript: Select if you use the PostScript to AFP transform. do these steps to create an SAP R/3 output device from the SAP R/3 GUI: 1. | Tip: You can instead select SAPGOF_E |(Generic output format EBCDIC). Enter change mode by pressing F8 or selecting the Change icon (a pencil). _______________________________________________________ 3. Or. o Device Type: Select a printer driver that creates a data stream that the printer accepts. o 2 . The screen and field names in the instructions might be different on your SAP R/3 GUI. _______________________________________________________ 2. On the Spool Administration: Create Output Device screen. Creating an SAP output device using access method If the SAP R/3 application server runs on the same z/OS system as Infoprint Server. On the Spool Administration: List of Output Devices screen. _______________________________________________________ 4.The next sections contain instructions for creating an SAP output device. the SAP to AFP transform might not accept EBCDIC output |in future releases. Use the instructions for the correct host spool access method: E or U. However. select one of these options:  |PCL: Select if you use the PCL to AFP transform. On the Spool Administration: Initial Screen. o Short name: Type a short name.  |SAPGOF (Generic output format): Select if you use the SAP |to AFP transform.  For AFP printers. select the PCL or PostScript option. select Output device --> Create. select Output devices.  For other printers. fill in these fields: o Output device: Type a name for the printer. select a printer driver that creates a data stream that can be transformed into a format that the printer accepts.

fill in these fields: o Output device: Type a name for the printer. o Host printer: Type the name of the printer definition in the Printer Inventory. select one of these options:  |PCL: Select if you use the PCL to AFP transform. select a printer driver that creates a data stream that can be transformed into a format that the printer accepts. Save your changes._______________________________________________________ 5. On the Spool Administration: List of Output Devices screen. _______________________________________________________ 2. Or. On the HostSpoolAccMethod tab. select Output device --> Create. o Short name: Type a short name for the printer.  For AFP printers. _______________________________________________________ 4. _______________________________________________________ 3. o Device Type: Select a printer driver that creates a data stream that the printer accepts. do these steps to create an SAP R/3 output device from the SAP R/3 GUI: 1. Enter change mode by pressing F8 or selecting the Change icon (a red pencil). _______________________________________________________ Creating an SAP output device using access method If the SAP R/3 application server runs on a non-z/OS system. On the Spool Administration: Create Output Device screen. select Output devices. 3 . fill in these fields: o Host spool access method: Select E: External output management system o Logical OMS: Select an Infoprint Server LOMS.  |PostScript: Select if you use the PostScript to AFP transform. _______________________________________________________ 6. On the Spool Administration: Initial Screen.

| Tip: You can instead select SAPGOF_E |(Generic output format EBCDIC). canceling jobs After you create an SAP R/3 output device. o  For other printers. _______________________________________________________ 5. Display device information: o Print jobs submitted to the same printer using a different printer definition name in the Printer Inventory are not listed. 4 . and cancel jobs. Spool server: Select the name of the SAP R/3 application server. _______________________________________________________ Viewing job status and job events. o Port number: Type the port where the Infoprint Server LPD listens. the print job might still remain on the JES spool. select the PCL or PostScript option. |SAPGOF (Generic output format): Select if you use the SAP |to AFP transform. view job events. query jobs. o If the status indicates the print job is waiting in the host spooler. o Logical OMS: Select an Infoprint Server LOMS. view job status. o Destination host: Type the address of the z/OS system. However. the SAP to AFP transform might not accept EBCDIC output |in future releases. On the HostSpoolAccMethod tab. fill in these fields: o Host spool access method: Select U: Print using Berkley protocol. o Host printer: Type the name of the printer definition in the Printer Inventory. the position in the queue does not reflect the order in which the job will be printed. Save your changes. jobs not submitted through Infoprint Server might print before the job. _______________________________________________________ 6. querying jobs. SAP R/3 users can print on an Infoprint Server printer. For example. These considerations apply when users make these print requests: • • View current information and all events for a job: o If the status indicates the print job has completed. o The position of the job in the list does not reflect the order in which the job will be printed.

5 .• Cancel a print job: Users can cancel a print job only if Infoprint Server has not yet selected it for processing.

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