Our company utilizes several printers to print shipping labels. We would like to track which printer has printed...
the shipping label by printing the printer ID/output queue on the shipping label. The shipping label print program calls a utility to override the printer file based on user ID/workstation. Is there an API or easy method to retrieve the printer file's output queue after the override has occurred? I?m using RPG on OS/400. I think I understand what you are looking for… you want to know the name of the original output queue defined in a particular printer file.
Before the print program is invoked, use the following command to collect the *SPOOL attributes of your printer file into a temporary work file:
DSPFD FILE(Printer_File) TYPE(*SPOOL) OUTPUT(*OUTFILE) OUTFILE(QTEMP/PrtfDta)
The *OUTQ name can then be retrieved as &SPOTQL/&SPOUTQ from the QTEMP/PrtfDta file.
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