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JohnxLong
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Pinned topic Zebra Printing through Client Access

‏2012-10-29T08:38:21Z |
Hi,

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.

John
Updated on 2012-11-13T16:47:43Z at 2012-11-13T16:47:43Z by JohnxLong
  • scott_klement
    scott_klement
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    Re: Zebra Printing through Client Access

    ‏2012-10-29T15:48:22Z  
    How 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:
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas1ccf052269288d640862569c1006cd157

    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.
  • JohnxLong
    JohnxLong
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    Re: Zebra Printing through Client Access

    ‏2012-10-29T16:36:00Z  
    How 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:
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas1ccf052269288d640862569c1006cd157

    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.
    Hi 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

    John
  • JohnxLong
    JohnxLong
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    Re: Zebra Printing through Client Access

    ‏2012-11-13T16:47:43Z  
    • JohnxLong
    • ‏2012-10-29T16:36:00Z
    Hi 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

    John
    Hi Scott,

    Managed to get it all working, used *HP6 and that seemed to do the job.

    Thanks for the help

    John