We are setting up ECC 6.0 on iSeries V5R4 and have a problem
Now, we have iSeries applications which print MICR CMC7 characters on an Infoprint 1532 printer without problems. It is configured as IPDS/AFP
From SAP we are unable to print CMC7 characters, we have tried following oss 133.660, using the printer as it is defined for iSeries app. (IPDS/AFP) and, in SAP, device type IBMNP without success. We have defined it as a non IPDS emulated printer (emulating 3812, host print transform, *INFOPRINT1500) and, in SAP, device type HP5MI, HPLJMI, SAPSCS, ..., without success
We opened a SAP message and were told to use device type SAPGOF and buy a converter to transform to IPDS. We have been told that the sw is Infoprint Manager with SAP peature. Its price is quite high
We think that if we can print CMC7 from iSeries without problems, we should be able to print CMC7 from SAP
We think many customers must be printing CMC7 or, at least MICR characters from SAP on iSeries, it must not be too difficult nor expensive, but can't find how to do and now we are quite hurry
Is it possible to print CMC7 on an Infoprint 1532 without any other sw? If not which printer or kind of printer should we use?
How should we define the printer on the iSeries and on SAP?
Any oss note we should follow?
Thanks in advance, Ximo Escobedo
maybe IBM Technical Document 22214546 can be helpful (link: http://www-912.ibm.com/s_dir/slkbase.NSF/acf2ee1e9d64b16e8625680b00020389/9796c0afc3ed166b862569e700....
In general, SAP does not support IPDS or AFP printing on i5/OS. You can configure the printer in SAP as IBMSCS, but then you have only very limited formatting options. That's why I would suggest trying to use the printer with an ASCII data stream (like PCL6). I don't know if your printer supports that data stream by default, if you have to change settings on the printer, or if extra features need to be installed. What happened when you configured your printer in SAP with device type IBMNP? Did it print something (like simple lists), but no MICR? Or did it print nothing useful at all?
first of all, you are from IBM => you should be happy, when IBM sells software to customers ))
What type of characters to you want to print ? Barcodes ? Or what ?
IPDS is not really good supported ... When I know what you are looking for, I'm pretty sure, to be able to provide you with a costly far less expensive solution.
Volker Gueldenpfennig, consolut international ag