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Printers installation in SAP. Step-by-Step guide


You want to know more about printer installation in SAP. For example, you want to use Zebra ZQ520 thermo-printer together with SAP EWM. But this step by step approach will be useful and for other Vendors and ABAP systems.



Step 1. Finding the required Printer Vendor Wizard Note
For Zebra:
1173046 – Printer Vendor Wizard Note: Zebra
For HP:
1135055 – Printer Vendor Wizard Note: HP
List of all Printer Vendor Notes here –
Step 2. Explore Printer Vendor Wizard Note
For Zebra we must explore Note #1173046 where we can find such Relation for Printer Model and Device Type for our printer.
Step 3.1 Download and extract archive with Device Type .PRI-files from Vendor web-site
Step 4. Device Type Installation
Step 4.1.  Open transaction SE10 and create empty transport request  (Workbench, Development/Correction)
Step 4.2.  Open transaction SPAD in DEV-system and Install new Device Type
To start the wizard, click on the “wizard-button” in transaction SPAD.
On the first screen select a printer manufacturer from the drop-down list.
For example – Zebra
For first – Update Printer Model list from Note #1036961
1036961 – Device type selection wizard in transaction SPAD
Download and extract attachments
After update
Language selection for Device Type
Specify TR from  Step 5.1
Step 5. Release transport request to QAS and PROD systems
Step 5.1. QAS System
Assign real printer to installed Device Type in QAS System
Output Device Type – Your name. For example ZPRINTERX
Short name – ZPX
Device Type – Installed Device Type
Spool Server – Path to Print-server
Step 5.2. Test in QAS system
For test purpose, we can print barcode of HU in our SAP EWM QAS-System
Step 5.3. PROD system
Assign real printer to installed Device Type in PROD System


SAP BASIS Routine task with examples from real life was provided
1103422 – SAP Printer Vendor program: Installing device types, etc

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      Author's profile photo Ramanjaneyulu Bandaru
      Ramanjaneyulu Bandaru

      Nice one, Thanks for sharing!

      Author's profile photo Ajay Dutt Mehta
      Ajay Dutt Mehta

      Gr8 Work

      Author's profile photo Vijish An
      Vijish An

      very helpful, thanks for consolidating the details spread across various documents and notes