Dear Marvin, If you want to print more than 255 columns on a line, you typically need to specify a font in your printer file rather than a characters per inch (CPI) value. The reason is that the data stream resident printer control command for maximum print position, when specifying CPI in a printer file, uses a one byte hex counter so the maximum number of characters per line it can support is 255. Specifying a CPI will typically cause OS/400 or i5/OS to assume a maximum printer dependent carriage width of 13.2 inches. This translates to the following MPP values for certain CPI choices: 10 CPI - up to 132 characters per line 12 CPI - up to 158 characters per line 15 CPI - up to 198 characters per line 16.7 CPI - up to 220 characters per line 17 CPI - up to 224 characters per line 20 CPI - up to the maximum 255 characters per line When you use the DDS FONT keyword or FONT parameter of a printer file, the data stream sent to the printer changes so that a page size control is sent instead of a maximum characters per line control. With page size, the system will allow you to place more than 255 characters on a line so long as the line does not exend beyond the active page size defined for the job. In your case, you could customize a font entry in a WSCST to space at about 23 CPI to keep all 240 columns within the 10.5 inches of printable area when utilizing a Letter sized piece of paper in landscape orientation. HTH Best Regards, /Paul Marvin Radding wrote:
I hope someone can solve this for me. I have a query that produces a report with 240 columns. The problem is that it only prints the first 198 columns. Is there something on the AS/400 that prevents it from printing more than 198? Even though the query allows for 378 columns? Marvin
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