A target device must be specified for the output for every document to be printed in the SAP system. As the document can be output using not only printers, but also archiving devices, these devices are called Output Devices in the SAP system.
In the SAP system, output devices are the logical representations of the real output devices.
You must create a device definition in the SAP system for every output device. This definition contains all the important data for addressing the device; otherwise the device cannot be correctly addressed. This data includes, for example:
● Device type, such as POSTSCPT or HPLJ4
● Name of the spool server (= application server with a spool work process)
● Host spool access method (such as local or remote)
● Destination host (for remote access methods)
For information about the device definition in general and the various types of output devices, see the following sections: