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Lexmark Support for SAP Applications

SAP® Device Types

SAP® provides its own spooling and printing system within the mySAP Business Suite solution® or SAP R/3® application to enable a uniform interface for all printing functions, independently of system platforms.

In the SAP R/3 spool system, a device type contains the information needed to format data for output on a particular type of printer or fax. A typical R/3 device type contains the same information that a printer driver does in a Microsoft Windows system -- all the information needed to make an output-ready data stream for the device.

In those cases when SAP R/3 does not include a device type for a particular type of printer or output device, a new device type must be supplied by the manufacturer. Lexmark supplies device types for use with Lexmark printers that have the Optra Forms electronic forms printing solution installed.

Download the Device Type for the printer or product you have.

SAPNet (OSS) Notes

Visit service.sap.com to obtain these SAPNet Notes:

Note Description (English)
141914 Latest list of Lexmark device types
8928 Latest list of all referenced printers
119471 Bar Code and OCR SIMM's for Lexmark
5196 Printing bar codes with SAPscript
62178 Japanese device types
83502 Printing support for native languages
94233 MICR font support
424597 Unicode Fonts
197177 Printing 2-D bar codes in SAPscript
39647 Problem with IBM2391 Plus printer
160804 Error in COLxx print controls
323460 Hatching in printing lists

Demo SAP Programs

SAP Font Test

  • You have a Lexmark printer, and want to print all possible font sizes from your SAP application.
  • Here is a layout set that can be uploaded to your R/3 system, which will print all font sizes from 6 to 72 point.

SAP Bar Code Unit Test

  • You have a Lexmark printer, installed the Bar Code Option, and want to print bar codes from SAP. How do you prove that SAP and the printer work together?
  • Here is a unit test program for users that have installed the Bar Code Option in their laser printers. This is an SAP Standard Text file, which along with the the ZOPTRA device type, allows a "unit test" of a Lexmark printer with R/3, and prints all possible bar code symbologies from R/3 to the printer.

How to use layout set Z_TEST_OPTRA

Import

  • Go to transaction SE38.
  • Execute program RSTXSCRP.
  • Put "Z_TEST_OPTRA" in Object Name field.
  • Put "IMPORT" in Mode field.
  • Pick File system GUI radio-button.
  • Select location of your downloaded Z_TEST_OPTRA.FOR file.
  • Execute.

Print

  • You should now be able to view this Layout Set from transaction SE71.
  • Select Utilities > Test Print on the top bar to print the layout set to your printer.
  • Ensure that the Output Device you select is a PCL driver, such as ZLEX1.