Uploading Spooled Print from PSF/AIX To AS/400
ABSTRACT: Uploading Spooled Print For PSF/AIX To AS/400
SEARCH ARG: psf/aix upload
TOPIC THREAD: PRINT
Can we upload PSF/AIX spooled print jobs to an AS/400 (ala upload to
MVS)? Will it convert ASCII data to EBCDIC with the appropriate CRLF?
There's no automated upload and print function from PSF/AIX to an AS/400
exactly like that on MVS, which sends only AFPDS from PSF/AIX to MVS
across SNA or TCP/IP. However, if what you want to do is send flat
ASCII files from an RS/6000 to an AS/400 for printing, then you should
be able to set up a remote queue on AIX to route the output via TCP/IP
to the AS/400 for printing. You don't need PSF/AIX for this.
There is quite a bit of information at
http://tesch.aix.dfw.ibm.com/printips/as400.html. Let me know if you
are unable to get to it; it is on the IBM intranet only, so you would
need to print it for your customer. That's the latest information I
can find, and it is quite detailed.
I also checked the OS/400 Printer Device Programming V3R2 book,
SC41-3713. Chapter 22 has a little bit of information on "Sending
and Printing Files with TCP/IP", and refers to the redbook, AS/400
Printing III from June 1993; specifically there is information in
section 5.3 for AS/400 as a server.
There is also information on how to print from an RS/6000 to an AS/400
printer using the AIX AS/400 Connection Program Version 2 in a redbook
from June 1993 (GG24-4039), but that predates the TCP/IP function that
is now included with AS/400, so I suspect it may be obsolete.
So to recap, if all you want to do is print ASCII jobs to an AS/400
printer without additional formatting, you don't need PSF/AIX.The
instructions in http://tesch.aix.dfw.ibm.com/printips/as400.html discuss
how to set up the AIX print queue with the proper flags.
If you were thinking of having PSF/AIX do the formatting and create
AFPDS to send to the AS/400, then we probably need to discuss further;
please reopen this item.
I hope this helps. Unfortunately, I don't have access to an AS/400 for
any testing, but if you need additional information, please don't
hesitate to reopen this item; I can work with Boulder or Rochester on
any specific questions you might have.
S e a r c h - k e y w o r d s:
psf/6000 psf/aix psf aix as/400 os/400 remote print spool upload afp
lpr lpd ascii ebcdic infoprint
WWQA: ITEM: RTA000144794 ITEM: RTA000144794
Dated: 03/1999 Category: XPSF6000
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