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    Pasta Printing with Oracle applications 11i
    Tuesday, January 02, 2007
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    Today & in next post I'll cover on Pasta & XML publisher for printing . In order to understand Pasta first you need to understand why you need Pasta in Printing & later about what is pasta & how to implement it in Oracle Applications.

    In order to understand need for Pasta , you should know about PostScript...

    What is Post Script ?
    As per WebOPedia PostScript is primarily a language for printing documents on laser printers developed by Adobe Systems.

    What is Pasta ?
    Pasta is Oracle Application utility to convert text report files to Post Script so that these can be printed by PostScript Printres. Executable name for Pasta is FNDPSTAX
    For various printing options via Pasta, you can use pasta configuration file called as pasta.cfg

    How to Setup basic Pasta Printing in Oracle Applications ?
    If you wish to use PostScript printer to print Text or Post script reports , you need to select printer type as "--Pasta Universal Printer" from list of values; while defining printer.
    For more information on how to define printer check previous posts at

    Where to find more information on Pasta Printing ?
    You can get everything related to Pasta advanced configuration in Oracle Applications System Administration Guide, Volume 1 Part No. A96155-03 , chapter 7-13 Printer Setup with pasta

    Additional Metalink Resource for Pasta Printing

    356501.1 How to Setup Pasta Quickly and Effectively
    267026.1 How To Set The PASTA Debug Option
    239196.1 PASTA 3.0 Release InformationNote
    358879.1 The Pasta Landwide Driver Truncates / Cuts Off The Right Side Of The Report 179801.1 Printing and Previewing Arabic Reports using PASTA in Oracle Apps 11i
    308949.1 How To Print Reports In PDF Format Directly From The Concurrent Manager 135137.1 PASTA Required For Printing With UTF8 For Any Release Of 11.5

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    • At 3:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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    • At 3:49 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Thanks a lot for your update & desire to help other budding Apps DBA's.
      I request you to create account at and mail me your account name at and I'll grant you necessary priviliges.


    • At 9:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hi Atul,

      But we can still print on Laser Printers using NON PASTA Drivers (e.g. HPLJ4SI).. Then why Pasta is preferred?


    • At 5:50 AM, Blogger saurabh said…

      Hi Kumar,

      When your instance works on UTF8 character set. Then some of your bitmap reports does not get generated in desired output(like some weired symbols will be displayed in report).

      To correct this error we utilize PASTA utility. But still PASTA do not support all fonts.

      Hope my answer helped you!!


    • At 8:42 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…


      For any apps quesries/questions / doubts raise them in forum at

    • At 7:27 PM, Blogger shiva said…

      Hi Atul/team,

      Please update about CUPS printing utility, we still have lots of issues with pasta


    • At 7:32 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Shiva, I am little bit busy these days and try to cover more on printer including cups as soon as I find some time.


    • At 9:30 PM, Blogger Phani Kottapalli said…

      Hi shiva,

      Check if it helps below CUPS Software Administrators Manual

      you can download from .


    • At 10:02 PM, Blogger Phani Kottapalli said…

      What is CUPS ?

      Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) is a free, server-style, IPP(Internet Printing Protocol) based software.

      It can accept IPP requests and dispatch those requests to both IPP and non-IPP based devices, such as printers and fax machines.

    • At 5:08 AM, Blogger Mamatha said…

      Hi Atul,

      How can we remove a printer from application?


    • At 9:07 AM, Blogger BaleeswaraReddy said…

      hai atul,

      i cloned apps instance from prod to test after that i run a report in test instance i got an error because in print options i selected no print option and it showing no of copies will be 1 other than 0, how do i change this no copies to be zero.

      I tried like this
      sysadmin ->profile-> system-> site->reportcopies 1
      in that i trying to change it to 1 but it cant changing what shall i do .


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