Chapter 15. Print support in J.D. Edwards’ OneWorld Xe
application data” on page 1, to convert the SCS spooled files to AFP and print
them on a laser printer. This allows you to take advantage of the wide variety of
This provides two advantages. The first is the ability to output to an IPDS printer
and have the recoverability associated with Print Services Facility/400 printing.
The second is that the limitations described 15.2.2, “Considerations” on
page 306, no longer apply. You can use any type of font that your printer
supports. You can convert fields to barcodes, add overlays, and add graphics.
Fields can be moved around or suppressed. You can print multiple copies of
selected pages, and you can control the paper source for each copy.
The easiest route is probably APU, since the spooled files coming out of J.D.
Edwards are in SCS format. See the description of APU in 1.1.4, “AFP Printsuite
– Advanced Print Utility (APU)” on page 9. In addition, it is a fairly easy task to set
up the APU monitor to match up the spooled file with the required APU print
definition. A separate tool (such as AFP Utilities/400) is required to create other
fixed resources, such as overlays or page segments.
Infoprint Designer for iSeries or PPFA can be used to create form definitions and
page definitions to enhance the way the output looks. However, those objects
require that the spooled file be in LINE format. This means that you must write or
acquire a monitor program to catch any new spooled files as they arrive in the
output queue, copy them to a physical file, and then copy them back to a new
printer file. See Appendix D, “Output queue monitor” on page 337, for tips on
writing such a monitor program. Infoprint Designer includes components for the
creation of overlays and page segments. If you use PPFA, you require a separate
tool to create those resources.
15.3.4 Differentiating the output
Before you apply APU, PPFA, or Infoprint Designer formatting objects to the SCS
output from OneWorld Xe, you must identify which resources are going to be
used with which spooled file. In most cases, the spooled file name corresponds to
the application that created it. You can use this information in the APU monitor or
if you use a custom monitor to work with Infoprint Designer for iSeries objects or
PPFA (Figure 200).
Figure 200. Sample output queue showing different spooled file names
Work with Output Queue
Queue: DEVDES3A Library: QGPL Status: HLD/WTR
Type options, press Enter.
1=Send 2=Change 3=Hold 4=Delete 5=Display 6=Release 7=Messages
8=Attributes 9=Work with printing status
Opt File User User Data Sts Pages Copies Form Type
R0008P JDEOW RDY 1* 1 *STD
R0513P JDEOW RDY 1* 1 *STD
R47071 JDEOW RDY 1* 1 *STD
Parameters for options 1, 2, 3 or command
F3=Exit F11=View 2 F12=Cancel F20=Writers F22=Printers