• Subject: New AS/400 - Printing Options
  • From: "Gallagher, Debbie (CA - Toronto)" <dgallagher@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 10:14:37 -0500

Now that Client Access is working, I am on to the step for setting up
printing: In the Welcome CD, they provide the following options for setting
up printers:

Options & Descriptions (copied from Welcome CD):
*       Network printer: Often called virtual print, this method means that
your PC applications print on AS/400- or LAN-attached printers as if they
were physically attached to your PC. 
*       5250 printer emulation: With printer emulation, you can print AS/400
application output to a workstation-attached printer.
*       Share PC-attached printer with other Client Access users: You can do
this by combining the other two methods. Network print is used to forward PC
output to the AS/400 Spool file, then the Printer Emulation Session is used
to print that output on a PC printer attached to another Client Access
user's PC. 

Our AS/400 will not be used very much in the short term. It is a 720 running
V4R3. Client Access is installed on one PC so far (and will be installed on
several others) and the 5250 display emulation works. We do not plan to do
any development or any real end user work yet. For now, it will be used
mainly to practice JDEdwards Installations (both World and OneWorld). We
have several PCs and several Intel servers on the same network as the
AS/400. There is one dumb terminal for the AS/400 in the server room. We
will need to be able to print the status reports from the JDE install
procedure and various types of print screens (e.g. host print as well as
Client Access print).

My first thought is to use option 2, the 5250 printer emulation. However, I
don't understand how I print from the dumb terminal this way, since there
are no printer devices (wrkwtr) set up on the AS/400 and the CD doesn't
explain how to set that up - likely there is something here that I don't
understand?

We will soon be moving to V4R4, so if one of these printing options is
easier than the others for updating to V4R4, or if one of these can be set
up quickly and easily and then discarded in favour of something better in
V4R4, that would be useful to know.

Suggestions anyone? 

Debbie Gallagher
dgallagher@deloitte.ca

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