How can I find out what the Printer INFO field values mean?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

From the menu interface on the printer panel, the INFO Field can have different values for different types of printers. Below are 3 examples of info codes that can be issued but I can only find the first two in a manual.

This info code value is sometimes issued for a vtam defined printer:

087D -- This is a VTAM Sense Code, found in the VTAM Books

This info code value is sometimes issued for a TCP/IP defined printer:

0067 -- This is a TCP/IP Code, found in the CA Spool System Guide under Menu Interface.

This info code value is sometimes issued for a TCP/IP defined printer: 27E1 -- What does this code mean?

Solution:

To figure out these INFO Field codes you would tab down in the action field next to the printer and type a question mark (?). This will give you a description of the code. For example, below shows PRT1 has a 27E1 for the info field value. To find out what this means you can type a ? in the action field next to this printer.

Action    Dest      Printed Trans    Type     Info    Nodename
?         PRT1             0             TCPIP    27E1   PRT1

Below are the results:

Action    Dest      Printed Trans    Type     Info     Nodename
          PRT1             0             TCPIP    27E1    PRT1 
LAST PJL STATUS CODE = 10209 / ORDER CARTRIDGE LESS THAN 1100 P

Other Relevant Information:

VTAM codes can be found in IBM's Communications Server manuals

CA Spool manuals document some basic TCP/IP communication error codes in the System Guide in the Menu Interface chapter 5, section Printer Display Panel. They can also be found in IBM's Communications Server manuals.

PJL code explanations can be found by placing a ? in the action field next to the printer in the CA Spool menu. If the code is unknown, consult your printer manual or the printer vendor's web site.