Device Data (ttaad3500m000)

This session lists the Device data.


These options are available:

Logical Printers
Starts the Logical Printers (ttaad3101m000) session.

This command is only available if the Device Type is Logical printer.

Device Queue
Starts the Device Queue (ttaad3520m000) session.

If Device Type is Windows Server Printer and used as the placeholder device for client side printers then this field is filled with this fixed text: $default_printer_queue

Purge Device Queue
Starts the Purge Device Queue (ttaad3221m000)ttaad3152m000ttaad3152m000 session.

Field Information


The output device code.

This device code is a unique code that identifies a printer.

You can choose a unique name for a device, however the name SMTP is reserved for Microsoft Outlook to send the print file directly to e-mail and the name FAX is reserved to print directly to a FAX device.

This code is used by a user to send a report to an output device.


  • ASCII (ASCII file)
  • D (Display Device)
  • D66 (Display Device 66 lines per page)
  • WINDOWS (Default Windows printer)
  • pnl0133L (UNIX printer pnl0133 Landscape)
  • pnl0133P (UNIX printer pnl0133 Portrait)
  • pnl0133D (UNIX printer pnl0133 Direct)
  • pnl0133W (Windows printer pnl0133)
Device Type

The type of output device.

Allowed values


A physical printer in a UNIX environment. The report is sent to a temporary file on the LN server and queued for printing to the physical printer. The LN printer daemon is used to control the print request.

Logical printer

A group of physical Unix printers. The report is sent to a printer in this group.

Append to file

A file on the LN server in which a report is stored. If the file does not exist, the file is automatically created. An existing file is extended.

Document Output Management

The report is send as document to Document Output Management. A document is a file produced by an LN print session. Each document is stored in the Document Store from where it can be used for further processing.

For more information, see Infor LN Document Output Management User Guide.

Rewrite file

A file on the LN server in which a report is stored. If the file does not exist, the file is automatically created. An existing file is overwritten.


A physical printer in a UNIX environment. The report is directly sent to the printer. The print request is not controlled by the LN printer daemon.


The report is sent to the computer screen to show a preview of the report.

Windows Printer

A physical printer that is supported by Microsoft Windows. The report is sent to the users PC. The LN Windows print tool BWPrint is activated and directs the report to the selected printer.

Mail API

This option is only available on a Windows platform. It is not maintained anymore and will be deprecated in the future.

Windows Server Printer

A physical printer that Microsoft Windows supports. The printing is handled by a separate Windows printer server with the Infor ES Reporting Service installed. Users do not need the BWPrint software on their client PCs. You must specify the printer server name and the port number for the ES Reporting Service in the Argument field. For details, refer to Windows printer devices (OP).

Infor Enterprise Report Printer

A device to print Infor Enterprise reports from LN.

Data is sent through a URL to the report renderer on the Infor Reporting Services server. The URL is specified in the Path of the device.

External Reporting Services

A device to print LN reports by means of a report design that is stored on an external Report Server. This Report Server will render the report. The destination of the report depends on the arguments filled in the Argument field.


Specifies the name of the Tools Super Set locale. A locale is a collection of the TSS character set definition, the NLS locale for the system and minimum and maximum values for form and database fields. Each locale uses a specific range of (multi-byte) characters of the Tools Super Set (TSS).

The user locale belonging to the user who makes a print request, must be equal to the print locale. If a user tries to select a print device with a locale different from the user locale, the LN system sends an error message and the report will not be printed.


  • ISO-8859-1 (Western Europe - 8 bit)
  • GB-SUN (Simplified Chinese Sun)
Note: If you have a Unicode installation, Infor advises you to leave the Locale field empty if you have chosen Windows Printer as the device type. In that case BWPrint automatically uses the locale of the Windows system.
Conversion Program

The 4GL Program field is used to define the name of a LN 4GL program, that is used to convert the output of an LN Report to another format. For example to HTML format.

This 4GL Program field is only applicable for the Device Types: Rewrite file and Append to file.

The most important available LN 4GL program to mention here is the conversion program: ttstpconv.

This program is able to convert a LN Report to several formats, for example HTML, RTF, Postscript, etc.

To specify the type of conversion to be done, the program uses Program Arguments, that can be specified in the Argument field.

Another available LN 4GL Program is the CMF (Common Messaging Facility) Print Utility: ttcmfprint.

The ttcmfprint utility is able to send a LN Report to an E-mail address, Fax etc.

The ttcmfprint utility always converts the report to RTF format.

See the Argument field for details about the Conversion Programs.