VPS print files are routed through the IBM® Connect:Direct® network by specifying the SNODE keyword on the submitted Process. To provide flexibility, you can set up the VPS IBM Connect:Direct printer either to submit a single Process name regardless of printer class or to submit a Process name with the printer output class appended to the name.
- Define the CDSNODE in the VPS Printer Definition Table
- Define the CDPMBR in the VPS Printer Definition Table
- Use a VPS printer name of seven characters or less
- Use a VPS printer name of eight characters
This flexibility enables a VPS printer to submit Processes that send print files to one or more IBM Connect:Direct SNODEs.
Use the following table to select the best method for your environment.
|Where to Code||Keyword||Requirements||Results|
|Use Default (Do not code)||None||1 to 7-character printer name||Process name is the VPS Printer name with the class appended.|
|Use Default (Do not code)||None||8-character printer name||Process name is the VPS Printer name.|
|VPS Printer Definition Table||CDSNODE||Value for CDSNODE
Process name specified in CDPMBR
|Process name is the printer name. (Class is not appended.)|
|VPS Printer Definition Table||CDSNODE CDPMBR||Value for CDSNODE and CDPMBR||Process name is the name specified in CDPMBR. (Class is not appended.)|
|VPS Printer Definition Table||CDPMBR||8 characters||Process member name remains the same for all print files. (Class is not appended.)|
|VPS Printer Definition Table||CDPMBR||Up to 7 characters||Process name is the name specified in CDPMBR (Class is appended.)|
For example, if you select CDPMBR=CDPROC and the output print class is A, IBM Connect:Direct searches the Process library for the Process name of CDPROCA. If you select an output print class of C for the same printer, IBM Connect:Direct searches for the Process name CDPROCC.
However, if you use an eight-character name such as CDPMBR=DGAXPRC1, the Process name for that printer is DGAXPRC1, regardless of the printer class.