Because DRAWER(1) is the default, when IBM created the MFRTYPMDL(*HPxx) they sent drawer 1 to whatever was expected to be the default on the printer.

Most HP printers use drawer 1 for the manual sheet feed tray. And drawer 2 is the "normal" paper tray, so IBM defaults DRAWER(1) to go to drawer 2 on the printer...

You can change this by creating a WSCST object for your printer, and tweaking the hex codes for the drawers.


On 5/10/2011 9:21 AM, Burns, Bryan wrote:
Can someone refresh my memory on why spooled files, like queries for
example, indicate a source drawer of 1 but print typically print from
drawer 2 on an HP printer?

Where does the logic lie that tells the printer not to use drawer 1, the
manual feed tray; but use drawer 2 (or 3) instead?




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