Assuming the Printronix works like the IBM 6400 line printers...

I suspect that you'd need the IPDS option installed in the printer.

You'd have to have the printer defined as *IPDS via CRTDEVPRT DEVD(MYPRT)

This means that you also have to have the _chargeable_ licence program
Print Services Facility (PSF) for IBM i. At 7.1 there are three versions:
LICPGM Option Description
5770-SS1 36 PSF for IBM i 1-55 IPM Printer Support
5770-SS1 37 PSF for IBM i 1-100 IPM Printer Support
5770-SS1 38 PSF for IBM i Any Speed Printer Support

Finally, a warning...printing barcodes significantly slowed down the IBM
6400 line printer I tried them on.

If you don't already have the PSF LICPGM, you can install it as a 70-day
trial to test before you pay for it.


On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 7:19 AM, Paul Roy <paul.roy@xxxxxxx> wrote:

I do not know the P7220 but it looks like IPDS is an option on this
printer (
so the configuration is not made throug the outq but need a device

From: "Rich Marion" <DPCMarion@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 19/11/2015 04:08
Subject: Bar Codes on a Printronix P7220 Printer
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

I have been trying to print a bar code using a Printronix P7220 printer to
no avail.

My sample spool files print fine on our laser cut sheet printers (bar
included), but I need the spool file to print on the Printronix.

I think it is just a configuration issue of the OutQ. Can anyone help
the configuration setting to make it an IPDS or AFPDS type printer?


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