The normal way to print a barcode or a string to a zebra printer is via smartform or interactive form. However there are some cases the request doesn’t come from any forms, but to print the ZPL directly in the zebra printer. Here are the steps for a sample ‘Hello World’ building from scratch.
1.Configure the printer in the SAP system.
Enter a new name for the printer and click display
click the create button as below
since the output device is used to print ZPL directly, we will not select the device type for converting forms into ZPL. Please manually select LB_ZEB. My printer is ZM400. Assume this type is univeral for most of the Zebra Printers.
configure the access method
record the short name ‘ZB01’.
2. ABAP program prining ‘Hello World’ to the Zebra Printer
REPORT ytest_print3. DATA: output_device(4) TYPE c. output_device = 'ZB01'. " The device short name NEW-PAGE PRINT ON DESTINATION output_device COPIES 1 LIST NAME space LIST DATASET space IMMEDIATELY 'X' KEEP IN SPOOL 'X' LINE-COUNT 60 LINE-SIZE 100 LAYOUT 'G_RAW' NEW LIST IDENTIFICATION 'X' SAP COVER PAGE space NO DIALOG NO-TITLE NO-HEADING. "zpl WRITE: / '^XA ^PW800'. WRITE: / '^FO50,60^A0,40^FDHello World!!^fs'. WRITE: / '^fo60,120^by3^bcn,60,,,,a^fd1234567890ABC^fs'. WRITE: / '^FO25,25^GB480,200,2^FS'. WRITE: / '^XZ'. NEW-PAGE PRINT OFF.
By this means, you will get ‘Hello World’ to be printed on the sticker via the Zebra Printer. Wish you find it useful.