Print and Output Management

SAP provides its own print and output management component so that users do not have to deal with operating system-specific issues. SAP’s Spool component is used for outputting SAPscript texts and ABAP lists.

Roles Used in Print and Output Management

The following predefined user roles are available for customizing and administration:


This role contains full authorizations for the Spool administrator, who can define printers and administer TemSe , the temporary sequential data store.
Note that spool administrators have operating system access due to the fact that they can define print control commands. For more information, see Logical Operating System Commands.


This role contains non-critical basis authorizations for all users, including spool request display and printout authorizations.

For more information, see SAP note 119147 and the SAP Printing Guide.