You want to print from your SAP System to the same printer you print to from your Windows PC, Apple Macintosh, or UNIX workstation. You can print to these printers using frontend printing, even if the printers themselves are not defined in the SAP spool system.
Before you can use frontend printing in your SAP System, you must create "generic" frontend output devices for the various operating system platforms. For more information, seeDefinition of Frontend Printers.
Frontend printing only works as long as there is an active connection to the frontend. This means that frontend printing cannot be used in background processing.
Frontend printing should not be used for production or high-volume printing. For more information, see
Setting Up Frontend Printing in the SAP System
Frontend print requests are processed, as for other output methods, by the spool work process. This may cause conflicts between regular print requests and frontend print requests in your SAP spool system. Even if you have classified spool servers and output devices according to the type of output (for example, production printing or mass printing), as we recommend, frontend printing may still cause server load problems.
The following describes how to configure your system to avoid these problems.
Example: In the instance profile of the application server mn1234_YXZ_99, the number of spool work processes is set to 1 using the profile parameter rsdisp/wp_no_spo. Increase this number to 2.
For information about how to execute frontend printing, clickhere.
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