00602 - Locking Printers: Mass Processing

00602 - Locking Printers: Mass Processing

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Locking Printers: Mass Processing


In 3.1H, I used table TSP03D (field PADISABLED) to massively lock/unlock
printers in R/3. This is very useful, for example, after refreshing your TST
system and you want to lock all but a couple printers.

Now, we've upgraded to 4.5B. I did a refresh of TST from PRD. I updated
TSP03D-PADISABLED to lock all printers. I enter SPAD and all printers show
as locked (red). When viewing the detail in SPAD, the flag 'Lock printer in
R/3 system' is checked for all printers.

When I print to a locked printer, the spool request is created and output is
sent to the remote writer...the printer isn't really locked!

So, to help remedy this, I had to enter spad and unlock, save, lock, and
save again all printers. This is so ridiculous it leads me to ask the
following: is there an automated method to lock/unlock printers massively
in the system?

Also, it appears that by checking the box to lock a printer, several tables
(or flags) are being updated in R/3. However, when starting SPAD, only
TSP03D-PADISABLED is being checked to determine which printers are locked.
First, this seems strange and can obviously lead to many inconsistencies.
Second, does anyone know ALL the tables that need to be updated (via SQL,
etc.) to lock/unlock printers?

As always, any help is greatly appreciated.

Mike D. Martin
SAP Basis Administrator
SOLA Optical, USA
707-763-9911 x6106

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