I'm trying to write some code to print to a Zebra printer connected via client access
I believe the RPG is correct but I'm not sure how to configure it in client access
Its attached to a pc via USB, Ive created a new CA session and defined it as a printer, but I'm not sure which printer type to define it as, i.e *IBM4212 etc and what the other settings should be.
I know the Printer can be connected by IP, but this isnt an option for me, it has to be via client access
Any help greatly appreciated.
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3 replies Latest Post - 2012-11-13T16:47:43Z by JohnxLong
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Re: Zebra Printing through Client Access2012-10-29T15:48:22Z in response to JohnxLongHow are you planning for this to work?
Are you planning to generate the ZPL codes directly in your RPG program? If so, I'd do a *WSCST with QWPDEFAULT. IBM does have a document where they describe settings for Zebra printers:
Or, are you planning to use this with software like TL Ashford, or similar? In that case, I'd contact them to see what they recommend.
Note that with this type of printer, you have to either use software designed for the printer, or you have to write software for the printer, that outputs ZPL/ZPLII (etc) as needed. You can't simply use DDS keywords like FONT, BARCODE, LINE, etc... IBM doesn't provide a way to transform their AFPDS format into Zebra's printer languages.
Re: Zebra Printing through Client Access2012-10-29T16:36:00Z in response to scott_klementHi Scott
Trust you are well, not spoken on here for a while
I've generated the ZPL via RPG, its working fine when I print to a device thats attached via IP to the iSeries
However, I cant attach the device directly, it has to be via client access, as you are no doubt aware, this creates the device desc and queues etc,
I'll give *WSCST a go and let you know how I get on
Thanks again for the help