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Offending command: SAPencode Postscript driver


Does anyone knows what Offending command: SAPencode means? I have tried to find notes about or SCN discussions but no luck for me.

In the attached file you can see the output I get from the printer.


Markus ter Haar

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SAPencode is a PS function defined in PostScript device types of SAP (e.g. POST2) , SAPencode is used for ABAP list and OTF printing (SAPscript, Smart Forms).

If you run SPAD to view the contents of spool formats DINA4 or X_65_80  for POST2 device type, you can find this so-called "Postcript prolog"  in action "Printer Initialization".

I assume you created a spool request which is missing this prolog because the request uses a spooler format  + device type combination where this prolog is not defined.



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