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Re: printer bin selection strategy



fixed

DRAWER() is for paper source...

He's asking about output bin, which is OVRPRTF OUTBIN(x)

However, OVRPRTF is only useful if the user knows what the want before the
output is generated. It doesn't help if for instance out normally goes to
a dummy outq and the user moves it to the printer they want it printed on
(if at all).

Unfortunately, OUTBIN() is not parm of CHGSPLFA like DEV(), OUTQ(),
DUPLEX() and DRAWER() are.

So in that scenario, you pretty much have to have multiple device
descriptions, one for each bin the user might want to use.

You wouldn't need separate simplex/duplex versions for each bin assuming
you can teach the users to use the DUPLEX() parm on the CHGSPLFA command
used by option 2=Change on WRKSPLF.

Then again, they might find it easier to simply select from
HP_B1S
HP_B1D
HP_B2S
HP_B2D
... and so on ...

I must admit that I've set up separate device descriptions for
duplex/simplex. But I've never thrown the output bins into the mix also.
I've only ever changed output bins when the output is automatically
generated by the system so I already know where it's supposed to go.

Charles



On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 3:21 PM, Buck Calabro <kc2hiz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 7/29/2014 3:12 PM, Jerry Draper wrote:
We have an HP 5 bin"mailbox" system that attaches to our HP M603
printer. IBM says it looks like a *HP5SI or *HP4000. We are using the
*HP4000 as our MFRTYPMDL model for customizing a *WSCST.

We are considering a selection menu for bin selection and simplex or
duplex printing that would do a CHGJOB to select one of 10 printers that
are only different based on the *WSCST.

The *WSCST would control bin selection and du/simplex printing.

What other printer strategies are in use?

Better mousetrap?

You only need one DEVD. Use a WSCST to define the drawers, then the
DRAWER keyword will work. Your menu could issue an OVRPRTF to make it
dynamic.
--buck

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