If you do not want to use *IPDS, then why do you specify DEVTYPE(*IPDS)?

I have not used SUBR52, but I presume that it does not care about DEVTYPE
and the application would work faster with DEVTYPE(*SCS).

What kind of printers are you using?  HP (PCL5)?  Postscript?

I know that a software package called HostFront ( can print
bar codes (although I have never used it).


Peter Lunde.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Klein, Ron" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2001 9:55 AM
Subject: Printing Barcodes

> Hi All,
> I have a question to post for a programmer in our office.  I will include
> her question and then add a little to that.
> I am trying to print a barcode using a S36 Cobol program.  I am using
> SUBR52.  I have an OVRPRTF statement specifying DEVTYPE(*IPDS).  It
> generates a spool file with *IPDS as the device type.  Host print
> is also YES.
> What I'm currently doing will not print out a barcode on a laser printer,
> and I would like to know if there is a way to print a barcode to a laser
> printer under these conditions.
> To Change the program to native is the last option that we want to
> To have the customer buy an IPDS printer is not an option.
> Thanks
> Ron
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