IDEAL NETWORK PRINTER DESTINATION name is unclear.

Document ID : KB000016631
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

I need to add a NETWORK Printer destination in CA IDEAL.

This requires to run IDEAL command DEF OUT DEST NET xxxx  but the documentation is unclear what the xxxx should be.  

I also need to know how I can check what destinations already exist. 

Environment:
z/OS CA IDEAL 14.0
Answer:

The DEST name (xxxx) is the CICS four character network printer id(CICS TCT).

 

The Ideal printer destinations are stored in ADROUT.

Whenever you format ADROUT you need to readd the printer destinations.

That's why we always tell customers to store the DEFINE OUTPUT cards in an IDEAL member that you then execute after having inited ADROUT.

 

To see the existing destinations run in IDEAL (online or IDBATCH) :

D OUTPUT DEST .

In CICS you can also use transaction IPCV where you can run  DIS OUT DEST.