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Define Print Control

In this section, you set the configuration data for print control.
Using the print control function, for example, you can define

Which documents (that is, for transfer orders) are to be printed for goods movements.

How these documents are to be printed (that is, which forms are to be used, how many copies are to be printed).

On which printer a document is to be printed automatically.

Using the print control functions, you have flexible control of the printing activities in your warehouse. This flexibility,
however, means that setting the parameters is a complex task. For this reason, we recommend that you take a look at the
entire print control functions first, and then analyze the "print situation" in your warehouse.
The number and type of settings you need for your print control depends on whether you are using the Storage Unit
Management component. If you are not using this component, you only need to set the "standard" print control functions.
However, if you are using Storage Unit Management, you need to set both the "standard" print control functions as well as
the functions for storage units.
In this section, we describe the "standard" print control functions. These control the printing of transfer order slips.
The print control for printing specific slips for storage units is described in the chapter Define print control for
warehouses with Storage Unit Management .
You need the following settings for the "standard" print control function:

Spool Indicator
Slips are always printed within the SAP system using the Spool function. For each printout, certain data needs to
be passed on to the Spool file. Typical examples of such data are:

Number of copies to be printed

Dataset name of the printout within the Spool system

"Print immediately"

"Delete after print"

Using the Spool indicator, you define the most appropriate combinations of the individual paramters you want to
use.
In the following settings (for example, the settings for the print code) , you do not need to specify these
parameters each time. You only enter the spool indicator as a type of abbreviation.

Printer Pool / Labels


In the printer pool for labels, you can define a dependent label printer for each printer. In this way, for example,
labels can be printed in parallel on special paper while transfer order documents are being printed.

Sort Profile / Multiple Processing


The sort profile sets the sequence of the transfer order items for printing. As of Release 4.1A, this only applies to
printing in multiple processing, since during "standard" TO processing the sorting is set already when the TO is
created. Furthermore, you can decide during multiple processing printing whether there should be a control
break, that is, whether printing should continue on a new page if the field content changes.

Print code
The print code defines the following information for printing transfer orders:

Form that is used for printing

Sort sequence (via sort pool) in which the individual items of a transfer order are to be printed. The sort
pool is now called up through the multiple processing run.

Spool indicator (see above)

Reading shipping data. With this function you can have additional information for picking orders called
up, for example, the address of the ship-to party or serial numbers already assigned to the delivery
items.

Reading production data. Here reservations for staging materials for production are read. (Both switches
for reading data should be inactivated for time-critical printing.)

Label form, label spool indicator, and the definition as to how the number of labels is to be determined
for each TO item.

The following text explains how you can assign a print code to each movement type in the Warehouse
Management system. A transfer order is always assigned to a movement type. In this way, the print code
determines the general print parameters for the transfer order.

Assignment of Print Code / Movement Type


You can define different printers and spool codes for various goods movements (source storage type destination storage type). Also, you can suppress the printing of transfer orders, if required.
There are also parameters (print code, form) that you can define both in the configuration "Printer-Movement" as
well as in the print code settings.
During the automatic determination of the print parameters, the system proceeds as follows: If an item of a
transfer order is to be printed automatically, the system determines the general print parameters through the print
code assigned to the movement type. Afterwards, it checks the movement-specific print parameters. If one of
these parameters (for example, for the form) is also defined in the print code, the system will use the movementspecific parameter.
It is possible to override the definitions for label printing in the print code, depending on the warehouse
movement.
You can also store an additional form for a combined picking list with the spool code and the printer in order to
print a combined document in parallel to single printing for each TO item. This is only possible as an
accompaniment to non-combined-printouts (indicator for combined printing in the print code) and is otherwise
ignored.

Assignment Printer - Picking Area


It can be useful to select a printer near the picking area for printing picking orders.
Again you are faced with the question: How does the system proceed with automatic printer determination, since
it is possible to define a standard printer both in the configuration for "Printer-Movement" as well as in the
configurations "Printer - Storage Type", "Printer - Picking Area", and in the user master of each user?
First the system checks whether a printer is set in the configuration "Printer-Movement". If so, the printer
determination is complete at this point.
If not, the system uses the parameter "PriSrcTyp" defined in the configuration "Printer-Movement" to decide how
it will proceed.
If the parameter is set here, the system checks if a printer is defined in the setting "Printer Picking Area" and then
proposes this printer.
If the system finds no printer, it searches in the setting "Printer - Storage Type" and uses this, if a printer is set.
If the system cannot find a printer using the methods described above, it selects the printer defined in the user
master of the user currently logged on.
If no printer is defined here, the system automatically proposes LP01. This writes the data to the spool file.

Assignment Printer - Storage Type


Here you can store one printer per storage type, in accordance with the printer determination logic described
above.

Assignment Print Code - Movement Type


A print code is assigned to each movement type. As described above, the general print information is determined
by this assignment.

Assignment Print Program - Warehouse Number


You must assign a print program to each warehouse number. The name of the standard program is RLVSDR40.

Print Control Multiple Processing


A print report is assigned to each warehouse number for printing a
combined transfer order. You can also configure the following:

the print code

the printer

the print time

The print layout is set using forms.

Standard Settings
All relevant print control tables are defined in warehouse number 001.
The following print programs are available:

RLVSDR40 (general print program)

RLKOMM40 (multiple processing)

Recommendation
Only use your own print programs if your print requirements are not met by the user exits in the standard system. If you
wish to extend the functionality of the program RLVSDR40, use the user exit MWMD0001 to develop them. If you wish to
extend the functionality of the program RLKOMM40, use the user exit MWMD0002 . For further information on
enhancements through the user exit, refer to the chapter Develop extensions.
Information on how to adapt forms in Warehouse Management is provided in the chapter Develop forms.
Further Recommendations
1. Before you begin with table maintenance, you should first look at all tables carefully and determine which ones
you need.
2. Then maintain the tables in the prescribed sequence.
Aktivitten
1. Create the spool indicators for each warehouse number.
2. Create the dependent printers for label printing.
3. Define the sort profile for multiple processing.
4. Create the print codes for each warehouse number.
5. Assign the printers to the individual movements.
6. Assign the printers to the picking areas.
7. Assign the printers to the storage types.
8. Assign the print codes to the movement types.
9. Assign the print reports to the warehouse numbers.
10. Assign the print control to the multiple processing runs.
11. Using the analysis program, check whether the settings comply with your needs.
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