MacKinney Systems, Inc.

VSE print management

VSE/Power Queue for Printers monitors your POWER output queue, looking for output intended for PQP-monitored POWER destinations. These destinations need not be defined to POWER, but are simply referred to in your job via LST statement, etc. PQP will interface with Solimar Systems, Barr Systems, Rochester Software Associates and Xerox.

When PQP finds output which meets the monitoring criteria, the job output is retrieved and printed on a VTAM or TCP/IP printer.

Every CICS printer in your shop can now be used as a destination for output from batch jobs. Likewise, 3270-enabled PC printers defined to VTAM and printers defined to the TCP/IP network are available for batch output.

Product details

VSE/POWER Queue for Printers (PQP) will print any report from the VSE/POWER LST queue to printers defined to VTAM and TCP/IP printers.

  • VTAM printer types supported are SNA, NON-SNA and SCS.
  • Supports TCP/IP printers using the RFC 1179 Line Printer Daemon (LPD) protocol or if supported by the network printer adapter, "direct" socket connection.
  • Reports in the LST queue are automatically selected based on their FROM and/or TO destination userid and printed to the printer defined for that destination.
  • Both machine code and ASA control characters are supported. FCB emulation is supported using the FCB images from the IJSYSRS.SYSLIB or other production library.
  • A standard separator page is available and an exit is provided for customizing the separator page.
  • Printers may be started or stopped as necessary and reports may be halted and then restarted from the last page printed or any line within the reports..
  • Forms mounting is supported. Reports will not print unless the FORM of the report matches the current printers FORM.
  • Commands are available to display the status of reports currently printing or waiting to be printed. Commands are also available to manipulate both printers and reports.
  • Security is provided to prevent users from accessing reports and printers.
  • When multiple reports are to be printed on the same printer, the reports priority determines which report will be printed first. This allows for "HOT" reports to be printed first.
  • Each printer defined has a specified maximum number of lines allowed to prevent reports which exceed this number from printing on the printer.
  • Printer translation tables are available to convert certain hexadecimal characters in the report to prevent hardware errors.
  • Reports are directed to a destination name (which may or may not have the same name as the printer). This allows the physical printer to have different options (separator pages, page eject options, line width, maximum number of lines, and translate table) based on the destination name.