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Oracle 10g IAS and PCL Printer Problem [message #342865] Mon, 25 August 2008 07:01 Go to next message
mandeepmandy
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We are having Oracle 10g IAS running on Linux OS. We are migrating Forms/Reports 6i on Cleint-Server to Web.I some of the reports we have code to dynamic switch paper trays of the printer during runtime using:

 SRW.SET_PRINTER_TRAY 


The code is working good in current settings of 6i.On Linux,the above code is not working and on it the Oracle Support said that Linux has limitation to not work in tray switching from reports if the printer is a PCL printer.We have all PCL printers only and it is not possible to replace.

I am just wondering if any one have any idea on any patch or any way out to solve this problem.

Thanks in Advance.
Re: Oracle 10g IAS and PCL Printer Problem [message #343760 is a reply to message #342865] Thu, 28 August 2008 01:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
djmartin
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Create seperate print queues for each 'tray'. Direct the printout to the various queues.

David
Re: Oracle 10g IAS and PCL Printer Problem [message #344034 is a reply to message #343760] Thu, 28 August 2008 11:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mandeepmandy
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David

Could you please share any example? I can ask my Unix administrator to create diffrent queues but how to direct report output from report to diffrent queues?I mean 1st page to 1 queue and 2 page to another.
Please share yours valuable thoughts.

Thanks
Re: Oracle 10g IAS and PCL Printer Problem [message #344725 is a reply to message #344034] Mon, 01 September 2008 02:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
djmartin
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I googled 'PCL different tray Oracle Reports' and found 'Oracle Application Server Reports Services Publishing Reports to the Web
10g (9.0.4), Part Number B10314-01' at http://download.oracle.com/docs/html/B10314_01/pbr_uxprt.htm which contains "How do you dynamically change the printer tray setting in the midst of a print job?"

Hope this helps.

David
Re: Oracle 10g IAS and PCL Printer Problem [message #346731 is a reply to message #344725] Tue, 09 September 2008 09:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mandeepmandy
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Hi David

See the line from the site you mentioned earlier.

On UNIX, this functionality is supported for PostScript output but not PCL output. For PCL, Oracle Reports ignores the commands for changing orientation and paper tray. Although dynamically changing the orientation and printer tray for PCL is not supported on UNIX, you can change them at runtime through the print dialog box for PCL. [/quota]

We have 100's PCL printers and it is not possible to replace.Do you have any idea of any alternative way for this.

Thanks
Re: Oracle 10g IAS and PCL Printer Problem [message #346906 is a reply to message #346731] Wed, 10 September 2008 01:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
djmartin
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No idea. Write your output as PDF?

David
Re: Oracle 10g IAS and PCL Printer Problem [message #346994 is a reply to message #346906] Wed, 10 September 2008 06:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mandeepmandy
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David,
It is a pdf output.

Thanks
Mandeep
Re: Oracle 10g IAS and PCL Printer Problem [message #419087 is a reply to message #346906] Wed, 19 August 2009 16:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
satyam786
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HI David,

i have the same problem like mandeep has and i am genarating the output as a pdf on a windows platform. How can send the pdf to different trays on the printer??
Re: Oracle 10g IAS and PCL Printer Problem [message #422886 is a reply to message #419087] Mon, 21 September 2009 01:34 Go to previous message
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Didn't the reference to "How do you dynamically change the printer tray setting in the midst of a print job?" above, help?

David
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