Working with Printers in SAP

how to add a printer

1. Log on to any client with your username and password in the SAP system.
2. Type SPAD in the command box on upper left corner and press enter key
3. It will take you on the Spool Administration screen: under the Devices/servers tab click the Output devices button.
4. On the Spool Administration: List of Output Devices screen, click the pencil picture-icon to switch into change mode. The easiest way to create a new printer is to copy an existing one. Click on a similar printer in the output devices screen then click the create with template picture-icon.
5. On the Spool Administration: Create Output Device screen, fill in the Output device and Short name. Make any changes that are unique for the new printer on the Device Attributes and Host Spool Acc Method tabs. When all the required data has been changed/added, click the Save picture-icon.
6. You will receive an Output device was saved message in the status bar at the bottom of the screen. Click the lit match picture-icon to activate the printer.

how to change a printer

1. Go to transaction SPAD.
2. On the Spool Administration: Initial Screen screen, under the Devices/servers tab click the Output devices button.
3. On the Spool Administration: List of Output Devices screen, click the pencil picture-icon to switch into change mode. Double click on the output device to be changed.
4. On the Spool Administration: Output Device (Change) screen, make any necessary changes on the Device Attributes and Host Spool Acc Method tabs. When all the required data has been changed/added, click the Save picture-icon.
5. You will receive an Output device was saved message in the status bar at the bottom of the screen. Click the lit match picture-icon to activate the printer.

how to delete a printer

1. Go to transaction SPAD.
2. On the Spool Administration: Initial Screen screen, under the Devices/servers tab click the Output devices button.
3. On the Spool Administration: List of Output Devices screen, click the pencil picture-icon to switch into change mode. Click on the output device to be deleted and then click the trash can picture-icon.
4. On the Spool admin.: Delete screen, verify that the correct printer is about to be deleted. Click the Yes button.
5. You will receive an Output device deleted message in the status bar at the bottom of the screen.

how to reset the cache for a printer

1. Go to transaction SPAD.
2. On the Spool Administration: Initial Screen screen, under the Devices/servers tab click the Output devices button.
3. On the Spool Administration: List of Output Devices screen, double click on the printer you need to reset.
4. On the Spool Administration: Output Device (Display) screen, click on the pencil picture-icon to switch from display mode to change mode.
5. On the Administration: Output Device (Change) screen, on the top-most menu bar click Edit → Reactivate.
6. On the same Administration: Output Device (Display) screen, on the top-most menu bar click Edit → Reset Cache.
7. On the same Administration: Output Device (Display) screen, on the top-most menu bar click Edit → NI Reset.

how to reprint

1. Go to transaction SP01.
2. On the Output Controller: Spool request selection Screen screen, fill in any information needed to filter the selection results. Then click on the clock picture-icon.
3. A list of all spool requests will be displayed. Double click on the spool request that is to be reprinted.
4. Click on the printer picture-icon. An Output request created message should appear in the bottom status bar.

how to reroute print

1. Go to transaction SP01.
2. On the Output Controller: Spool request selection Screen screen, fill in any information needed to filter the selection results. Then click on the clock picture-icon.
3. A list of all spool requests will be displayed. Double click on the spool request that is to be reprinted.
4. Click on the printer with a box outline picture-icon. On the Output controller: Print spool request XXXX screen, tab down to the line reading Output device and select a new printer. Click on the printer picture-icon.
5. On the Output control: Save attributes popup, click the Yes button.
6. On the Confirm redirection of output popup, click the Yes button. An Output request created message should appear in the bottom status bar.

how to reorganize and reclaim TemSe objects

1. Go to transaction SP12.
2. On the TemSe — Administration of Temporary Sequential Data screen, on the top-most menu bar click TemSe database → Reorganization.
3. On the TemSe — Administration of Temporary Sequential Data popup, click the All TemSe objects older than option to turn “on” the radio button to the left. Fill in the Days box with “7” for development and quality assurances SAP systems, and “32” in production SAP systems. Click the Delete button.
4. On the TemSe objects older than XX days popup, click the Yes button.
5. After the successful deletion of the selected temporary objects, you will be returned to the TemSe — Administration of Temporary Sequential Data screen. There is no task completion message.

how to keep the job log clean

1. Go to transaction SE38 and type in Program name RSBTCDEL and click on the Execute button.
2. On the Delete batch jobs screen, fill in the filtering information you need. It is suggested that Delete with forced mode be “on”. Click on the Execute button.
3. A status message will appear in the bottom Status Bar as the list of job logs to be deleted is built. Once all the specified job logs have been deleted, a final total of jobs logs cleaned will appear in the bottom Status Bar.

Post by Gurudeep.

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