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Managing ABL Applications
ABL and R-code Deployment and Management : Managing Print Devices : Setting up output-routing
 

Setting up output-routing

For systems with multiple printers, you might want to set up an output-routing scheme. Output-routing schemes direct application output to different devices based on criteria that you specify. Since OpenEdge uses the printer port or spooler named at execution time and not at compile time, you can set up output-routing schemes to send application output to different printers based on user identification, the type of procedure the user runs, or some other criteria.
When setting up an output-routing scheme, examine the application and system requirements. For example, your system users might want to direct output to different printers. In this case, you would have to set up an output-routing scheme based on the user identification. An application might have reports that require different types of printers. For example, one report might require a 132-character printer and another report might require an 80-character printer. In this case, you would have to set up an output-routing scheme based on the report type. Another output-routing scheme could direct output to different printers based on both the user and the type of report.
You can set up an output-routing scheme in the following ways:
*Using a startup procedure
*Using an output-routing table
*Using interactive output-routing
* Using a startup procedure
* Using an output-routing table
* Using interactive output-routing