Just to expand on what Chuck has posted: Thanks to some helpful people on this
list, we now have auto reply to specific printers based on generic names. For
example, the letters 'FR' in positions 8 and 9. This works GREAT. Only had to
add (in our case), 4 entries to handle a large number of printers. There are
negatives associated with this method. For starters, you need some
standardized printer naming convention. The second issue is care must be used
on the comparison data as well as when new printers are defined so that the
auto reply does not get sent inappropriately. But, those may not be big
hassles.

John McKee

Quoting Chuck Lewis <chuck.lewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

Via the system reply list you can tell it to work for SPECIFIC printers
and not all. I use that extensively and it works great.

Here is an example handle form type and alignment:

Change Reply List Entry (CHGRPYLE)



Type choices, press Enter.



Sequence number . . . . . . . . > 70 1-9999

Message identifier . . . . . . . CPA3394 Character value,
*SAME, *ANY
Compare data:

Comparison data . . . . . . . 'SB02S3'

Message data start position . 1 1-999, *SAME, *NONE

Message reply . . . . . . . . . 'G'



Additional Parameters



Dump the sending job . . . . . . *NO *SAME, *NO, *YES

Coded character set ID . . . . . *JOB *JOB, *SAME, *HEX...





And

Change Reply List Entry (CHGRPYLE)



Type choices, press Enter.



Sequence number . . . . . . . . > 71 1-9999

Message identifier . . . . . . . CPA5335 Character value,
*SAME, *ANY
Compare data:

Comparison data . . . . . . . 'SB02S3'

Message data start position . 21 1-999, *SAME, *NONE

Message reply . . . . . . . . . 'I'



Additional Parameters



Dump the sending job . . . . . . *NO *SAME, *NO, *YES

Coded character set ID . . . . . *JOB *JOB, *SAME, *HEX...




HTH !

Chuck

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Murphy, Mark
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 11:48 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Auto reply to printer messages

When a printer writer is started using STRPRTWTR, it defaults to
*Inquiry messages being sent for
changing forms etc. This is useful for impact printers because the user
needs to adjust the tractors.
However for laser printers, and other cut sheet printers, it still sends
the message. Is there an
easy way to inhibit these messages for cut sheet printers? I don't want
to use the system reply list
because we have a mix of cut sheet and continuous forms printers. Some
printers need the message,
others don't. I really don't want to have to manage the system reply
list.



Mark


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