Thank you, George for the suggestion to use a virtual printer in addition to
a RMTOUTQ.  This was just the solution I was looking for!  I implemented it
and it works.

We do have some applications that are looking for a barcode printing device
and not an outq.  With this method I will be able to continue using
JetDirects for those applications instead of $500 twinax barcode interfaces.


By the way, I should of phrased my question as "why is it not possible to
use CRTDEVPRT DEVCLS (*LAN) TYPE(4214)... for a barcode printer?"   The last
time I tried this the system said *LAN cannot be used with type 4214
(barcode printer). You seemed to understand what I was asking for but I
guess everyone else on this list thought I could not simply configure a
printer.

Thanks again for a valuable solution.


-----Original Message-----
From:   George Kinney [SMTP:GKinney@nextransport.com]
Sent:   Thursday, January 24, 2002 11:41 AM
To:     'midrange-l@midrange.com'
Subject:        RE: Configuring a Zebra barcode printer for TCP/IP

To setup a zebra, you must configure a remote outq. However, you can then
set up a virtual printer descriptions, using a command like:

CRTDEVPRT DEVD(BOGUS) DEVCLS(*VRT) TYPE(3812) MODEL(1) ONLINE(*NO) FONT(11
 TRANSFORM(*YES) MFRTYPMDL(*IBM3812)


assuming of course your outq is named BOGUS and is in QUSRSYS. This will
allow you to access this outq through Operations navigator, and satisfy any
program that expects a device instead of an outq. (I actually use this
method for accessing QEZJOBLOG and QEZDEBUG through OpsNav)


IBM's support site has plenty of info on doing this, as does the printing
manual.

Good luck.

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Is it possible to use CRTDEVPRT for Zebra barcode printers, just like an HP
printer?  Or does CRTDEVPRT only work for device type 3812?  Am I stuck with
using RMTOUTQ's for barcode printers?

I am currently using RMTOUTQ's with Zebra printer and JetDirects on a couple
of printers, and although they work, I would really prefer to have device
descriptions.
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