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How to map virtual printer in JCL, to generate the PDF file


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user_22

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:04 pm
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We have requirement to generate the PDF file from mainframe PS file. Currently, pointing to prd printer ( provided jcl info )and its printing hard copy @ printer . We want to map to virtual and it should generate the PDf document.

//CARDIN DD SUBSYS=(PIPE,LINEIN1,STAR,
// 'JDE=UDEC,JDL=P12121,DOFORMS=B111 , ',
// 'PRTLOC=(0000), ',
// 'JES,LINEUP,REMOTE,UPDATE ')


Can you please let us know what parameters are required for virtual printer setup. And also share the sample if you have.
And let us know if you have others options ( tools.. etc)
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Rohit Umarjikar

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:11 pm
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Welcome!
Do you have IBM Infoprint XT for z/OS? yet you browse this
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Can you please let us know what parameters are required for virtual printer setup. And also share the sample if you have.

Have you talked to your site support yet, I guess you should?
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user_22

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:10 pm
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We dont have IBM infoprint.. Currently, just sending to printer for hardprint.

Rohit Umarjikar wrote:
Welcome!
Do you have IBM Infoprint XT for z/OS? yet you browse this
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Can you please let us know what parameters are required for virtual printer setup. And also share the sample if you have.

Have you talked to your site support yet, I guess you should?
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:12 pm
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So you currently are printing directly to a printer and now you want to create a PDF file instead? IF you want to do this on the mainframe, what software have you installed to do so? If the answer is none, then your first problem is that the mainframe won't create a PDF without software running.

Where is the "virtual printer" running? It sounds VERY MUCH like you need to be working with your site support group to implement your printing change, rather than getting on a forum where we have no idea about your site and its environment.

Bottom line: contact your site support group.
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user_22

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:29 pm
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Thanks for update. Currently we are directly sending to printer only, not using any s/w. Am looking on less cost wise s/w suggestion or thoughts for PDF generation.

I heard on other forums that, PDF genrate can possible suing virtual printer. No full info on how it works... Am looking on more on this.
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:57 pm
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why don' t You want to speak to Your support ?

and - YES, You are using some kind of software

the icl statements
Code:
//CARDIN DD SUBSYS=(PIPE,LINEIN1,STAR,
// 'JDE=UDEC,JDL=P12121,DOFORMS=B111 , ',
// 'PRTLOC=(0000), ',
// 'JES,LINEUP,REMOTE,UPDATE ')


sends something to a subsystem called PIPE
about which we do not know anything ...
and... that' s software.

for the umpteenth time
speak to Your support
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:37 pm
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I heard on other forums that, PDF genrate can possible suing virtual printer. No full info on how it works... Am looking on more on this.
So either talk to them on the other forum, or CONTACT YOUR SITE SUPPORT GROUP!
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