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    Configuring Printer in Oracle Applications
    Thursday, September 28, 2006
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    If you have not read my previous post about printers basics , I'll suggest you to first read & understand basic terminology in Configuring Apps Printer like Printer Type, Style, Driver at

    How to Register Printer in Oracle Apps ?
    First Printer which you want to configure should be able to print at Operating System Level from Concurrent Manager Machine.
    You can issue lp command. Don't proceed until you can print via Operating System command lp from CM node. Once printer is configured at O.S. Level , ask Unix System administrator name with which they have configured printer at O.S. Level.
    Collect printer type information, it should be like HP , APPLE , EPSON ...

    Login to Oracle Applications with System Administrator Responsibility & click on Install -> Printer -> Register then under Printer Tab enter name by which printer is defined at CM node at O.S. Level. In Type define type of printer like HP , EPSON , APPLE. In Description enter some sensible description . This completes registration of your printer on your Oracle Application.
    Now test this printer by submitting some request & selecting recently configured printer & you should be able to print.

    There are two other printing options in oracle apps using PASTA & XML . If I get request on printing using PASTA utility or XML utility then I'll discuss them in future .

    If you would like to find out version of any oracle apps component like Forms Version , Apps version , Jinitiator version , JDBC version, operating system version .. Then visit If you kind find how to find version of any component in apps then drop me a mail.

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    posted by Atul Kumar @ 3:47 PM  
    • At 4:32 PM, Anonymous agostino_neto said…

      Why not discussing about PASTA and XML ?
      And what about operations which should be done to order to print at OS level ?

    • At 6:31 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      No body asked for it & no body seems to be bothered about it so not it here .

      I'll see if lot of requests for Pasta & XML then I'll do it depneding on Time


    • At 1:17 PM, Anonymous agostino_neto said…

      I am interested by Pasta & XML

    • At 3:35 PM, Anonymous said…

      Dear Atul,

      Am looking out for PASTA and XML configuration. I have to conver some Arabic reports to pdf format. Can u help me on this.


    • At 2:05 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      You can use following metalink Notes

      179801.1 Printing and Previewing Arabic Reports using PASTA in Oracle Applications 11i

      301149.1 How to Generate General Ledger Standard Reports using XML Publisher

      338990.1 How To Print XML Publisher PDF Reports Via The Concurrent Manager?

    • At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Could you please post a script to do massive change of printer names in Oracle Applications? If you don't have a ready one, do you have any ideas of how to write a script to do massive change of printer names?

    • At 7:46 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Linda ,
      On this script could you please confirm that you have lets say 100 printers configured against production now in Test/UAT after cloning you want to change these printer name from backend sql scripts ??

    • At 10:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      I want the similar script for registring the printers in Apps.
      Anybody has done it before from backend or using a loader?

    • At 11:41 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      I have requested for this query to update from backend at forum

      I'll update if I hear somthing from others

    • At 11:34 PM, Anonymous Manesh said…

      please post some information about pasta drivers. Thx

    • At 7:50 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Thanks Manesh,
      I have recorded your point & will take up once I get some time , probably in New year .


    • At 11:37 PM, Blogger Sivakumar said…

      Hi Atul,
      Here's one more request for Pasata and XML printing. I would be interested in knowing more about configuring and using Pasta and XML.

    • At 9:40 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Thanks a lot for your request, I'll write about pasta & XML in a day or two .


    • At 9:40 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Thanks a lot for your request, I'll write about pasta & XML in a day or two .


    • At 2:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hi Atul,
      Pl.,Please tell me how to print & preview Arabic PDF output with developer 6i report tool. I have tried all PASTA, but Arabic PDF could not come.
      Pl. tell me the following atleast.
      1. Is it possible in arabic pdf output (print & preview)using d2k6i report tool.

      I have already read almost all metalink docs which related to PASTA,ARABIC,PDF.

      Dear All, pl. share with me about arabic pdf output with d2k 6i report tool or pasta configurations.

      Thanks a lot of helping in advance.

    • At 2:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hi Atul,
      Pl.,Please tell me how to print & preview Arabic PDF output with developer 6i report tool. I have tried all PASTA, but Arabic PDF could not come.
      Pl. tell me the following atleast.
      1. Is it possible in arabic pdf output (print & preview)using d2k6i report tool.

      I have already read almost all metalink docs which related to PASTA,ARABIC,PDF.

      Dear All, pl. share with me about arabic pdf output with d2k 6i report tool or pasta configurations.

      Thanks a lot of helping in advance.

    • At 7:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hi Atul,
      Pl., please tell us about PASTA configuration for Arabic PDF output with d2k 6i report tool.

      I have read all metalink docs about PASTA, ARABIC and PDF output.

      Pl. confirm me, is it possible to get ARABIC PDF output with d2k 6i report tool in version.

      Hi Jeetu,

      Can i touch with you regarding the same. My email is, for chat.

      Thanks & Regards,


    • At 7:19 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Let me have a look at this & I'll get back to you . Can you raise questions/doubts at

    • At 10:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hi addition to the last query, it is printing fine from the server end.

    • At 3:17 PM, Blogger fhasweh said…

      dear atul,
      i have the following requerment, i have apps installed on Unix server and the customer need to add printer but he dont want to manage the printer from unix is there a way to do so (not define the printer on unix and in the same time let the apps print on it)
      i mean to be able to print on the client machine printer (no printer will be define at the Apps server)

      any hint will be helpful

    • At 7:23 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Fadi, in that case you can't print from concurrent request screen. What you can do a work around is view output of report and from file menu give print out to any printer on desktop , this is something like printing from client machine and not via apps.

      In order to print report via apps (CM) printer should be defined at O.S. level on CM node and then defined in Apps.

    • At 1:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hi Atul

      i am having apps 11i & 91 Database i want to install printer on my pc not on CM node how can i do that

    • At 2:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


      I am having apps 11i ERP & 9i database i want to configure Epson DFX 5000 + on my pc not on CM Node and can u tell me that this printer can print Arabic data.

    • At 3:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


      I have line printer wnat to use with Oracle 11i. How to configuration printer? I has tested it printing many page for scrip of header. Script header it PostScript command. How I configuration derive for line printer for print only text ASCII?

    • At 6:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Am looking for the Pasta and XMl, these need to be configured at OS level for Database......what are the operations should be done........

    • At 12:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Garbage is printing using Lexmark 4227 plus printer.How to define 'driver' definition for it?
      Help me.

    • At 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      I have HP 4200n Network Printer , I would like to Print Standard Active users text report ,I want to Print the report in landscape but when print from Application it is coming portrait...?


    • At 4:01 PM, Blogger Naveen said…

      Hi Atul,
      I saw your post on Configuring Printer and I am having HP LaserJet 8100 Series PCL 6 and i tried to use "--PASTA Universal Printer Type" .

      I am not getting any printouts although log file shows it has been printed...
      and i only see following printer types when i try to Install->Printer->Register->

      what should i do? I am able to print from my O/S.


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