Ü  Printer file

·         There are two types of printer file:

 

A.    Program described printer file

A printer file defined within an application program is called a program described printer file. This means that the file, record, and field descriptions are defined internally within the data division. With this method, report specifications are hard-coded into the program and become part of the program’s compiled object.

 

B.    Externally described printer file

Printer files that contain report specifications can be defined externally to any program that uses them. This means that the report specifications for a printer file are described separately from any programs and compiled into a printer file object (Type=PRTF).

 

Two ways of making Externally described printer file:

B (1) è  Externally described printer file can be made directly using STRSEU.

B (2) è  Externally described printer file can be made directly using STRRLU.

 

 

Ø  Advantage of using an externally described printer file

o   Some changes can be made to a printer file without having to recompile the program using it.

o   It eliminates the specifications necessary to define the report within the program.

o   There are some software tools that will allow you to generate reports and produce the DDS.

o   Several programs can share the same printer file.

 

 

Example-1: Program described printer file

 


Columns . . . :    1 100                                      Browse
SEU==>
FMT FX .....FFilename++IPEASF.....L.....A.Device+.Keywords+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
*************** Beginning of data **********************************************
0001.00      FACCOUNT   UF A E           K DISK
0002.00      FQPRINT    O    F  132        PRINTER OFLIND(*In90)
0003.00       *
0004.00      C                   EXCEPT    HEADER
0005.00      C     *LOVAL        SETLL     ACCOUNT
0006.00      C                   READ(N)   ACCOUNT
0007.00      C                   DOW       NOT %EOF(ACCOUNT)
0008.00      C                   IF        *IN90=*ON
0009.00      C                   EXCEPT    HEADER
0010.00      C                   ENDIF
0011.00      C                   EXCEPT    DETAIL
0012.00      C                   READ(N)   ACCOUNT
0013.00      C                   ENDDO
0014.00      C                   EXCEPT    FOOTER
0015.00      C                   SETON                                        LR
0016.00       *
0017.00      OQPRINT    E            HEADER
0018.00      O                                            6 'PAGE'
0019.00      O                       Page                10
0020.00      O                                           47 'PARTY ACCOUNT REPORT'
0021.00      O                                           65 'DATE'
0022.00      O                       Udate         Y     75
0023.00      O          E            HEADER            1
0024.00      O                                           10 'ORG CODE'
0025.00      O                                           25 'ACCOUNT NO'
0026.00      O                                           36 'CURRENCY'
0027.00      O                                           52 'PARTY NAME'
0028.00      O          E            DETAIL      1
0029.00      O                       ORG                 10
0030.00      O                       ACC                 25
0031.00      O                       CCY                 36
0032.00      O                       PARTY               52
0033.00      O          E            FOOTER      1
0034.00      O                                           42 '**************************'
****************** End of data ********************************************************

 

 

 

Physical File used in the program: ACCOUNT

 

        ORG   ACC           CCY  PARTY      
 000001 190   A00000000001  CCY  P00000000001
 000002 191   A00000000002  EUR  P00000000002
 000003 192   A00000000003  USD  P00000000003
 000004 192   A00000000004  TRY  P00000000004
 000005 190   A00000000005  INR  P00000000005
 000006 190   A00000000006  TRY  P00000000006
 000007 192   A00000000007  INR  P00000000007
 000008 191   A00000000008  GBP  P00000000002
 000009 191   A00000000009  USD  P00000000001
 000010 195   A00000000010  EUR  P00000000003
 ****** ********  End of report  ********

 

 

 

OUTPUT

 


                                            Display Spooled File
File  . . . . . :   QPRINT                                                             Page/Line   1/1
Control . . . . .                                                                  Columns     1 - 130
Find  . . . . . .
*...+....1....+....2....+....3....+....4....+....5....+....6....+....7....+....8....+....9....+....0..
PAGE   1                 PARTY ACCOUNT REPORT              DATE   2/09/13
ORG CODE     ACCOUNT NO   CURRENCY      PARTY NAME
190   A00000000001        CCY    P00000000001
190   A00000000005        INR    P00000000005
190   A00000000006        TRY    P00000000006
191   A00000000002        EUR    P00000000002
191   A00000000008        GBP    P00000000002
191   A00000000009        USD    P00000000001
192   A00000000003        USD    P00000000003
192   A00000000004        TRY    P00000000004
192   A00000000007        INR    P00000000007
195   A00000000010        EUR    P00000000003
**************************
 
                                                                                     Bottom
F3=Exit   F12=Cancel   F19=Left   F20=Right   F24=More keys


 

 

 

 

Example-2: Externally described printer file using STRSEU

 


Columns . . . :    1  71           Browse                       AMIT/QRPGLESRC
 SEU==>                                                                  PRINT4
 FMT A* .....A*. 1 ...+... 2 ...+... 3 ...+... 4 ...+... 5 ...+... 6 ...+... 7 
        *************** Beginning of data *************************************
0000.01      A*%%**************************************************************
0000.06      A          R HEADER                                               
0000.10      A                                     4                           
0000.11      A                                      'ORG'                      
0000.12      A                                    +6                           
0000.13      A                                      'ACCOUNT NO'               
0000.14      A                                    +9                           
0000.15      A                                      'CCY'                      
0000.16      A                                   +10         
0000.17      A                                      'PARTY NO'                 
0000.20      A*%%**************************************************************
0000.21      A          R DETAIL
0000.25      A                                      SPACEB(001)                
0000.26      A            ORG       R        O     4                           
0000.27      A                                      REFFLD(REC1/ORG AMIT/MASTER)
0000.28      A            ACC       R        O    +6                           
0000.29      A                                      REFFLD(REC1/ACC AMIT/MASTER)
0000.30      A            CCY       R        O    +7                           
0000.31      A                                      REFFLD(REC1/CCY AMIT/MASTER)
0000.32      A            PARTY     R        O   +10                           
0000.33      A                                      REFFLD(REC1/PARTY AMIT/MAST
0000.36      A*%%**************************************************************
0000.37      A          R FOOTER                                               
0000.41      A                                      SPACEB(001)
0000.42      A                                    13                            
0000.43      A                                      'TOTAL CUSTOMER FOUND = '  
0000.44      A            TOTAL          2S 0O    +0                           
        ****************** End of data ****************************************

 

 

The designed screen by this DDS entry is as shown below. To see the designed screen we take option-19 against this DDS source member.

 


Columns . . . :    1  71        Design Report                   AMIT/QRPGLESRC
 RLU==>                                                                  PRINT4
 BASE    ...+... 1 ...+... 2 ...+... 3 ...+... 4 ...+... 5 ...+... 6 ...+... 7 
        ------------------------- Start of Page 001 ---------------------------
FLD1       <.>      <........>         <.>          <......>                   
 HEADER    ORG      ACCOUNT NO         CCY          PARTY NO                   
FLD1       <.>      <..........>       <.>          <..........>               
 DETAIL    999      XXXXXXXXXXXX       XXX          XXXXXXXXXXXX               
FLD1                <.....................><>                     
 FOOTER             TOTAL CUSTOMER FOUND = 99                     
        --------------------------- End of Report -----------------------------
                                                                               

                                                                               
 F3=Exit   F11=Define field   F16=Delete field                                 
 F22=Alternative keys         F24=More keys     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example-3: Externally described printer file using STRRLU

 

 

Step(1)è STRRLU à Press F4 à src pf, lib, source member name PRINT3

 

 

Step(2)è I à DR(DEFINE RECORD) à VF(VIEW FIELD)à Press Enter

 


Columns . . . :    1  71        Design Report                   AMIT/QRPGLESRC
 RLU==>                                                                  PRINT4
 BASE    ...+... 1 ...+... 2 ...+... 3 ...+... 4 ...+... 5 ...+... 6 ...+... 7 
        ------------------------- Start of Page 001 ---------------------------
 RCD001                                                                        
        --------------------------- End of Report -----------------------------

  

 


Columns . . . :    1  71        Design Report                   AMIT/QRPGLESRC
 RLU==>                                                                  PRINT4
 BASE    ...+... 1 ...+... 2 ...+... 3 ...+... 4 ...+... 5 ...+... 6 ...+... 7 
        ------------------------- Start of Page 001 ---------------------------
VFCD001                                                                        
        --------------------------- End of Report -----------------------------

 

 


Columns . . . :    1  71        Design Report                   AMIT/QRPGLESRC
 RLU==>                                                                  PRINT4
 BASE    ...+... 1 ...+... 2 ...+... 3 ...+... 4 ...+... 5 ...+... 6 ...+... 7 
        ------------------------- Start of Page 001 ---------------------------
FLD1                                                                           
 RCD001                                                                         
        --------------------------- End of Report -----------------------------

 

 

 

Step(3)è On FLD1 write ‘ORG’  ‘ACCOUNT NO’  ‘CCY’   ‘PARTY NO’ à Press Enter

 


 Columns . . . :    1  71        Design Report                   AMIT/QRPGLESRC
 RLU==>                                                                  PRINT4
 BASE    ...+... 1 ...+... 2 ...+... 3 ...+... 4 ...+... 5 ...+... 6 ...+... 7 
        ------------------------- Start of Page 001 ---------------------------
FLD1      'ORG'    'ACCOUNT NO'       'CCY'        'PARTY NO'
 RCD001                                                                        
        --------------------------- End of Report -----------------------------


 


Columns . . . :    1  71        Design Report                   AMIT/QRPGLESRC
 RLU==>                                                                  PRINT4
 BASE    ...+... 1 ...+... 2 ...+... 3 ...+... 4 ...+... 5 ...+... 6 ...+... 7 
        ------------------------- Start of Page 001 ---------------------------
FLD1       <.>      <........>         <.>          <......>                   
 RCD001    ORG      ACCOUNT NO         CCY          PARTY NO                   
        --------------------------- End of Report -----------------------------

 

 

 

Step(4)è Repeat Step(2)

 


Columns . . . :    1  71        Design Report                   AMIT/QRPGLESRC
 RLU==>                                                                  PRINT4
 BASE    ...+... 1 ...+... 2 ...+... 3 ...+... 4 ...+... 5 ...+... 6 ...+... 7 
        ------------------------- Start of Page 001 ---------------------------
FLD1       <.>      <........>         <.>          <......>                   
IRCD001    ORG      ACCOUNT NO         CCY          PARTY NO                   
        --------------------------- End of Report -----------------------------


 

 


 Columns . . . :    1  71        Design Report                   AMIT/QRPGLESRC
 RLU==>                                                                  PRINT4
 BASE    ...+... 1 ...+... 2 ...+... 3 ...+... 4 ...+... 5 ...+... 6 ...+... 7 
        ------------------------- Start of Page 001 ---------------------------
FLD1       <.>      <........>         <.>          <......>                   
 RCD001    ORG      ACCOUNT NO         CCY          PARTY NO                   
DR'''''
        --------------------------- End of Report -----------------------------


 


 Columns . . . :    1  71        Design Report                   AMIT/QRPGLESRC
 RLU==>                                                                  PRINT4
 BASE    ...+... 1 ...+... 2 ...+... 3 ...+... 4 ...+... 5 ...+... 6 ...+... 7 
        ------------------------- Start of Page 001 ---------------------------
FLD1       <.>      <........>         <.>          <......>                   
 RCD001    ORG      ACCOUNT NO         CCY          PARTY NO                   
 RCD002                                                                        
        --------------------------- End of Report -----------------------------




 Columns . . . :    1  71        Design Report                   AMIT/QRPGLESRC
 RLU==>                                                                  PRINT4
 BASE    ...+... 1 ...+... 2 ...+... 3 ...+... 4 ...+... 5 ...+... 6 ...+... 7 
        ------------------------- Start of Page 001 ---------------------------
FLD1       <.>      <........>         <.>          <......>                   
 RCD001    ORG      ACCOUNT NO         CCY          PARTY NO                   
VFCD002                                                                        
        --------------------------- End of Report -----------------------------


 


 Columns . . . :    1  71        Design Report                   AMIT/QRPGLESRC
 RLU==>                                                                  PRINT4
 BASE    ...+... 1 ...+... 2 ...+... 3 ...+... 4 ...+... 5 ...+... 6 ...+... 7 
        ------------------------- Start of Page 001 ---------------------------
FLD1       <.>      <........>         <.>          <......>                   
 RCD001    ORG      ACCOUNT NO         CCY          PARTY NO                   
FLD1                                                                            
 RCD002                                                                        
        --------------------------- End of Report -----------------------------

 

 

Step(5)è On FLD1 Press F10 à Give option 1 to select the fields from  database file MASTER à Press Enter à Press Enter à The selected field appears at the bottom of the screen à Place the cursor at the FLD1 Line where you want the field to appear à Press Enter. It will place the field definition there.

 


FLD1     <......>     <.........>       <.>       <.......>   
 HEADER  ORG CODE     ACCOUNT NO.       CCY       PARTY NO.   
FLD1                                                       
DETAIL 

 

 


Columns . . . :    1  71        Design Report                   AMIT/QRPGLESRC
 RLU==>                                                                  PRINT4
 BASE    ...+... 1 ...+... 2 ...+... 3 ...+... 4 ...+... 5 ...+... 6 ...+... 7 
        ------------------------- Start of Page 001 ---------------------------
FLD1       <.>      <........>         <.>          <......>                    
 RCD001    ORG      ACCOUNT NO         CCY          PARTY NO                   
FLD1       3        1                  2            4                  
 RCD002                                                                         
        --------------------------- End of Report -----------------------------

                                                                               
                                                                               
 1:ACC   2:CCY   3:ORG   4:PARTY     >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
 F3=Exit   F11=Define field   F16=Delete field                                 
 F22=Alternative keys         F24=More keys

 

 

 

Step(6)è Repeat Step(2) à F11 to define the field on FLD1 of RCD003.

 

        


                            Define Field Information                           
                                                                               
 Edited length . . . . . . . . . . . . :   1                                   
 Record format . . . . . . . . . . . . :   RCD003                              
 Number of keywords  . . . . . . . . . :   0                                   
 Number of indicators  . . . . . . . . :   0                                   
                                                                               
 Type choices, press Enter.                                                    
                                                                               
   Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   TOTAL         Name                  
   Option indicators . . . . . . . . . .                 01-99, N01-N99        
     More indicators . . . . . . . . . .     N           Y=Yes, N=No           
   Starting line . . . . . . . . . . . .                 1-255                 
   Starting position . . . . . . . . . .   +11           1-255, +nn            
   Length of data  . . . . . . . . . . .     2           1-378, +nn, -nn       
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                        More...
 F3=Exit   F5=Refresh   F10=Work with keywords   F11=Convert to constant field 
 F12=Cancel                                                                    


 

Step(7)è To rename the record press SHIFT F6 + F10. Rename RCD001 = HEADER, RCD002 = DETAIL, RCD003 = FOOTER

 

 


Columns . . . :    1  71        Design Report                   AMIT/QRPGLESRC
 RLU==>                                                                  PRINT4
 BASE    ...+... 1 ...+... 2 ...+... 3 ...+... 4 ...+... 5 ...+... 6 ...+... 7 
        ------------------------- Start of Page 001 ---------------------------
FLD1       <.>      <........>         <.>          <......>                   
 HEADER    ORG      ACCOUNT NO         CCY          PARTY NO                   
FLD1       <.>      <..........>       <.>          <..........>               
 DETAIL    999      XXXXXXXXXXXX       XXX          XXXXXXXXXXXX               
FLD1                <.....................><>                     
 FOOTER             TOTAL CUSTOMER FOUND = 99                     
        --------------------------- End of Report -----------------------------
                                                                                
                                                                               
                                                                       
                                                                               
 F3=Exit   F11=Define field   F16=Delete field                                 
 F22=Alternative keys         F24=More keys                                    
Field TOTAL created in record format FOOTER.

 

 

 

Now check the DDS generated by this RLU design.

 

DDS generated by RLU:


Columns . . . :    1  71           Browse                       AMIT/QRPGLESRC
SEU==>                                                                  PRINT4
FMT A* .....A*. 1 ...+... 2 ...+... 3 ...+... 4 ...+... 5 ...+... 6 ...+... 7
*************** Beginning of data *************************************
0000.01      A*%%**************************************************************
0000.02      A*%%TS  RD  20121019  021512  ARUN        REL-V5R4M0  5722-WDS
0000.03      A*%%FI+10660100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
0000.04      A*%%FI       0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
0000.05      A*%%**************************************************************
0000.06      A          R HEADER
0000.07      A*%%**************************************************************
0000.08      A*%%RI 00000
0000.09      A*%%**************************************************************
0000.10      A                                     4
0000.11      A                                      'ORG'
0000.12      A                                    +6
0000.13      A                                      'ACCOUNT NO'
0000.14      A                                    +9
0000.15      A                                      'CCY'
0000.16      A                                   +10
0000.17      A                                      'PARTY NO'
0000.18      A*%%**************************************************************
0000.19      A*%%SS
0000.20      A*%%**************************************************************
0000.21      A          R DETAIL
0000.22      A*%%**************************************************************
0000.23      A*%%RI 00000
0000.24      A*%%**************************************************************
0000.25      A                                      SPACEB(001)  >>>> By default
0000.26      A            ORG       R        O     4
0000.27      A                                      REFFLD(REC1/ORG AMIT/MASTER)
0000.28      A            ACC       R        O    +6
0000.29      A                                      REFFLD(REC1/ACC AMIT/MASTER)
0000.30      A            CCY       R        O    +7
0000.31      A                                      REFFLD(REC1/CCY AMIT/MASTER)
0000.32      A            PARTY     R        O   +10
0000.33      A                                      REFFLD(REC1/PARTY AMIT/MAST
0000.34      A*%%**************************************************************
0000.35      A*%%SS
0000.36      A*%%**************************************************************
0000.37      A          R FOOTER
0000.38      A*%%**************************************************************
0000.39      A*%%RI 00000
0000.40      A*%%**************************************************************
0000.41      A                                      SPACEB(001) >>>> By default
0000.42      A                                    13
0000.43      A                                      'TOTAL CUSTOMER FOUND = '
0000.44      A            TOTAL          2S 0O    +0
0000.45      A*%%**************************************************************
0000.46      A*%%SS
0000.47      A*%%CP+999CRTPRTF
0000.48      A*%%CP+    FILE(AMIT/PRINT4)
0000.49      A*%%CP+    DEVTYPE(*SCS)
0000.50      A*%%CP     PAGESIZE(*N       071      *N     )
0000.51      A*%%**************************************************************
****************** End of data ****************************************

Program

 


Columns . . . :    1  71           Browse                       AMIT/QRPGLESRC
 SEU==>                                                               PRINT4PGM
 FMT FX .....FFilenameIPEAF........L..I........Device+......KExit++Entry+A....U
        *************** Beginning of data *************************************
0001.00      FMASTER  IF  E           K        DISK                            
0002.00      FPRINT4  O   E             90     PRINTER                         
0003.00       *                                                                 
0003.01       *                                                                
0003.02      C                     Z-ADD0         COUNT   20                   
0005.00      C                     WRITEHEADER                                  
0006.00      C                     READ REC1                     80            
0007.00      C           *IN80     DOWEQ*OFF                                   
0007.01      C                     WRITEDETAIL                 90               
0007.02      C   90                WRITEHEADER                                 
0007.03      C                     ADD  1         COUNT                        
0007.04      C                     READ REC1                     80            
0008.00      C                     ENDDO                                       
0008.01      C                     MOVELCOUNT     TOTAL                        
0008.02      C                     WRITEFOOTER                                 
0009.00      C                     SETON                     LR  
 
        ****************** End of data ****************************************

 

 

OUTPUT

 


                              Display Spooled File                             
 File  . . . . . :   PRINT4                           Page/Line   1/1          
 Control . . . . .                                    Columns     1 - 78       
 Find  . . . . . .                                                             
 *...+....1....+....2....+....3....+....4....+....5....+....6....+....7....+...
    ORG      ACCOUNT NO         CCY          PARTY NO                          
    190      A00000000001       EUR          P00000000001                      
    190      A00000000006       USD          P00000000006                      
    190      A00000000009       TRY          P00000000009                      
    191      A00000000002       USD          P00000000002                      
    191      A00000000004       EUR          P00000000004                      
    191      A00000000005       USD          P00000000005                      
    191      A00000000007       EUR          P00000000007                      
    191      A00000000008       USD          P00000000008                      
             TOTAL CUSTOMER FOUND = 08                                         
                                                                               
                                                                         Bottom
 F3=Exit   F12=Cancel   F19=Left   F20=Right   F24=More keys     

 





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