Types of printing
Output Manager supports the following general types of printing:
- Ad-hoc printing
- From the ISPF interface, you can specify the P (Print) line command to print a captured report (basic or custom report), an archived report, or a set of indexed report pages (field index) for your own use. A job is submitted to perform the print. Usually, the report output is then sent to a printer and removed from the spool. The jobname for the output will be based on your TSO user ID.
- Automatic printing
- You can configure Output Manager to print and distribute basic reports and custom reports immediately after the SYSOUT is generated, archived, and the defined reports or field indexes are captured from that SYSOUT. Output Manager automatically distributes these reports in "real time" to the recipients that are on the distribution list to which the report definition is linked. Automatic printing does not apply to archived reports.
- Administrators can specify a reprint line command for a captured
report (basic or custom report), or a field index value to perform
a print run for some or all recipients on the selected distribution
list. For each recipient for whom the report is to be reprinted,
a separate job is submitted to print the report output to the JES
spool. For the reprint request to succeed, you must link the report
definition to a distribution list or select a distribution list when
you issue the reprint command. You can add recipients to the distribution
list temporarily for the duration of this reprint request. Additionally,
you can change certain printing options for recipients who have the
Hardcopy option set to Yes. You can also change the Hardcopy option
for one or more recipients on the distribution list so that recipients
either receive a printed copy of the report or not.
Note: All changes to printing options are temporary for this reprint request only and do not affect any of the underlying administrative objects.