Monday, December 20, 2010

Oracle Apps - Printer Setup

Oracle Apps - Printer Setup

Fnd the below steps which will help to setup printer in Oracle Applications

A)Prerequisites:


- Printers should be first defined at Unix OS level by customers
Please check the status of printer at unix level by using the following command
lpstat -a
B)Configure Printer in Oracle Applications

The following is the order of Printer setup in Oracle Applications:

Define Driver
Define Style
Define Printer Type
Register the Printer



1) Define the printer driver, Install > Printer > Driver

Login to application using System Administrator or Application Administrator resp

Define the printer driver, Install > Printer > Driver

Please provide the below values (depending upon your configuration) to set up.

Enter the Driver Name : LANDWIDEHPLJ4SI
Enter the User Driver Name: LANDWIDE for Printer HPLJ4SI
Description: Give some desc appropiate
SRW Driver: HPW
SRW drivers are read by Oracle reports when a report is run and insert control characters which tell the destination printer on where to insert the page breaks and font to be used etc.. SRW driver is used when output file is sent to the printer

SRW driver files on unix are located in $FND_TOP/reports. In the above example, file name would be HPW.prt

Platform: Not required
Arguments: Printer Driver pass the following arguments to program
Name of the destination printer
Number of Copies to print
Banner of the title page
Filename
Initialization and Reset strings: Instructs printer on printing characteristics are needed for the document to be printed. Printer vendor provides these details


2) Define the printer style , Install > Printer > Style

Login to application using System Administrator or Application Administrator resp

Define the printer style , Install > Printer > Style

Please provide the below values (depending upon your configuration) to set up.

Style Name : HPW
Seq: Enter unique sequence number
User Style: LANDWIDE - HPLJ4
SRW Driver: HPW , this should match with driver define page
Layout:Columns,Rows and Orinetation: Columns and Rows inserted here override the height and width defined in SRW driver file

3)Define the printer type, Install > Printer > Type

Login to application using System Administrator or Application Administrator resp

Define the printer type, Install > Printer > Type

Please provide the below values (depending upon your configuration) to set up.

Type: HPLJ4SI
Style: Style name
Driver Name: Driver name



4)Register a new printer , Navigation Path is Install > Printer > Register

Login to application using System Administrator or Application Administrator resp

Define the printer type, Install > Printer > Type

Please provide the below values (depending upon your configuration) to set up.

Printer : Printer Name
Type: Type defined earlier
Description : Useful description


Some important tables related with printing are:
-----------------------------------------------

FND_PRINTER
FND_PRINTER_INFORMATION
FND_PRINTER_STYLES
FND_PRINTER_DRIVERS


NOTE: Please note any changes to Printer Type, Style and Driver needs bouncing of concurrent manager for the changes to take effect.

24 comments:

  1. Hi Naresh,

    Printer is running with excess size how to cancel a printer and how to find which user is using this printer?

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  4. Hello Team,

    I am facing issue while trying to print oracle report showing below error:

    ld.so.1: lpd-port: warning: /opt/VRTSagents/ha/bin/OracleAppsCM/libvuname.so: open failed: illegal insecure pathname
    seshpp3015: timeout

    bash-3.2$ lpc status seshpp3015
    seshpp3015:
    queueing is enabled
    printing is disabled
    0 entries in spool area
    You have new mail in /usr/mail/orasup
    bash-3.2$ lpstat -a seshpp3015
    seshpp3015 accepting requests since November 30, 2015 11:40:45 AM CET


    How can i check and enable the printer in oracle apps 11i?

    Thanks for your support in advance

    Regards,
    Adithya

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