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#1 milad_sa



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Posted 26 July 2005 - 02:41 PM

I am having difficulty hardcoding a report to print to the attached printer. I have tried setting that in the spooler options and using @RPTOPT= and SET_RPTOPT. Does any one have any idea what the problem could be, and if there are any different methods to print to the attached printer.

#2 CSuarezdelReal



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Posted 28 July 2005 - 05:20 PM

There are several options to try, but I suggest to check first what others have already posted.

I did an "LPT" search here and this is what I found:


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Posted 30 July 2005 - 11:11 AM

What the AP (attached printer) option does is to prefix (and suffix) the report with escape sequences defined in the TERMMAST entry for the Terminal type.

AFAIK this is a Green Screen only facility (but I don't use GUI so this may not be true!).

It relates to a facility of the VT100 (and above) terminals to support a local printer attached to the back of the terminal. Many VT emulators also support this, if you are running on a PC but emulating a terminal.

Those not as old as me :) expect it to do something different!

I have the VT escape sequences somewhere, if anyone care to have them!

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