The following changes and enhancements have been made to device
type definitions in Release 4.0 in the R/3 spool system:
Command sets: For local printers (access method L), you can now
define print and query commands in command sets. These sets allow
you to override in specific printers the default commands specified
in the system profile.
Long printer names: Both long (descriptive) and short names can
now be defined for printers.
Paper tray information: You can now specify the paper types
available at a printer. This information is used to pick the
optimal format to use for output requests sent to the printer.
SAPLPD host specifications: If required (special circumstances
only), you can specify printer-specific communication timeouts and
an individual TCP/IP port number.
Model: For documentary purposes, you can specify the model of a
printer or fax.
Classification: You can now classify printers by type
(high-priority production, volume, low-priority desktop. The spool
system can use this classification to help you enforce a scheme for
organizing your output architecture.
TemSe storage medium: You can now specify per printer where
spool request data should be held by the TemSe temporary sequential
data repository. A printer's spool requests can be held in files,
in the database, or according to the default specification in the
system profile. Previously, this specification was applied by R/3
Title page language: You can now specify the language in which
cover sheets printed at a particular device should appear.
Alert monitoring: You can activate monitoring of important
printers by the new alert monitoring architecture of the CCMS.
Print in order of generation: You can now require that output
requests of a particular device are printed in the order in which
they are generated. This rule is as of Release 4.0 the default
setting of the spool system and is guaranteed as long as dynamic
server selection is not activated (see the Spool Servers Release
Note). The device specification overrides load balancing, if that
is activated at the spool server that processes requests for the
More information is available in the R/3 Printing Guide (Help
-> R/3 Library -> BC -> Printing Guide).
System administration changes
Optionally, you can take modify existing device definitions to