Specify a Printer

Administrators can specify many different printer devices for one mainframe system. These devices can be either printers or PCs that accept data sets downloaded from a mainframe.
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Administrators can specify many different printer devices for one mainframe system. These devices can be either printers or PCs that accept data sets downloaded from a mainframe.
  • Use the P or J command to initiate all processes that access printers or PCs for data set downloading.
  • Use the DEST print attribute to specify the output destination (where the output is being printed or downloaded).
The DEST print attribute appears on all CA View print attribute panels.
Printer Names
You identify printer devices with one of the following name types:
  • Actual system name
  • Printer subsystem name
  • Names that your System Administrator has assigned
Printer Locations
You can set up a maximum of seven types of printer locations for printing output through CA View. The printer types and their DEST ID field formats are:
  • JES Printer
    The JES printer type indicates the standard CA View printer that prints through JES.
    DEST ===> xxxxxxxx
  • External Writer
    The external writer type indicates printers in external printing subsystems that print through JES.
    DEST ===> xxxxxxxx
  • CA Spool
    The CA Spool (CA Spool Print Management) type indicates printers on the CA Spool print subsystem that print directly to the CA Spool database, and do not go through JES. Use one of these formats: CMA printer or 
    subsysid.dest.
    CMA printer
    Specify the device ID of the CMA printer. Use the following format:
    DEST ===> CMA.device-id
    Use the PRINTTO and CMASPOOL parameters of the SARINIT utility to configure the printing of output to a default CA Spool system. For details, see these parameters in Reference--Initialization, Database, and Batch Processing
    To print to a non-default CA Spool system, enter a device-id that specifies a non-default CA Spool system. For details about creating and maintaining devices, see Reference--Initialization, Database, and Batch Processing.
    subsysid.dest
    For individual reports or jobs, users can optionally print and email output to an alternate CA Spool system instead of the default system, using the Print Attributes Panel. 
    subsysid is the 4 character subsysid of the alternate CA Spool system.
    dest is a 1-8 character destination of this alternate CA Spool system.
  • VTAM Print Option
    The VTAM print option type indicates printers on the VTAM print subsystem that print directly to printers, and do not go through JES. This type is designed for an IBM 3287 printer configuration, with LU type = 3. Consult your VTAM expert if necessary.
    DEST ===> VPO.device-id
  • Synonym
    The synonym type is a printer that has been renamed through CA View (using the DEFine DEVice online facility and SARBCH batch facility) so that it can have a meaningful name for you (for example, PRINTER1, COPYROOM, EDGAR, and so on).
    DEST ===> synonym-id
  • External Printer
    The external printer type is a direct interface to a product from another software or hardware company.
    DEST ===> >printerid.attributes