Defining an Output Device for Remote Printing on a Network Printer or a Printer Connected to a Microsoft Windows PC or UNIX
Your SAP application server is running on the IBM i operating system and you want to print on an output device that is connected to a UNIX server or a Microsoft Windows PC in the network. You do not want to create an output queue at IBM i level but print directly from the SAP spool system. This configuration is preferred if you do not need to print on the printer from outside the SAP application server and want to avoid spool administration at IBM i level.
● Your UNIX server or Microsoft Windows PC must be attached to the network and reachable through TCP/IP from your IBM i application server.
● Ensure that you can already print documents on the printer from your UNIX server or Microsoft Windows PC.
If this is not the case, install the printer on the UNIX server or Microsoft Windows PC. For information about this, see your UNIX or Microsoft Windows documentation.
It is irrelevant whether the printer is directly connected to the PC or whether it is a shared network printer.
● If you want to print with the generic device type SWIN/SAPWIN, you must have installed the newest version of the SAPSprint transfer program on your Microsoft Windows PC.
● To create a device definition for remote printing on a network printer or a printer that is connected to a UNIX server or directly to the network, see Defining an Output Device for Remote UNIX Printing.
● To create a device definition for remote printing on a printer that is connected to a Microsoft Windows PC, see Defining an Output Device for Remote Printing on Microsoft Windows PC.
You can use the printer in the SAP system as soon as you have saved the device definition.
The following example shows the definition of a printer that is to be used as an output device for remote printing on a network printer.
Device Attributes Tab Page:
Host Spool Access Method Tab Page:
As the destination host, you specify the name of the network printer as it is known to your network.