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Associate a 3270 Printer Session with a Terminal Session

There are two ways to associate a 3270 terminal session with a printer session:

To

Link the terminal session to

Open the printer session automatically when the terminal session connects, and close it when the terminal session closes

A printer session document.

Retain manual control over opening and closing printer sessions

A printer session using an association string.

To link a terminal session to a printer session document

  1. Open a 3270 terminal session.
  2. From the Quick Access toolbar, click the Document Settings button.
  3. Under Host Connection, click Configure Advanced Connection Settings.
  4. Under TN3270 Enhanced Protocol, select Enable associated printer.
  5. Select the Associated 3270 printer session option.
  6. Point to a 3270 printer session.

    Type the path and filename or click Browse to locate the file.

To link a terminal session to a printer session using an association string

  1. Open a 3270 terminal session.
  2. From the Quick Access toolbar, click the Document Settings button.
  3. Under Host Connection, click Configure Advanced Connection Settings.
  4. Under TN3270 Enhanced Protocol, select Enable associated printer.
  5. Select Association string, and type the association string you want to use.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Open a 3270 printer session.

    Disconnect it if necessary. If you are creating a new session, don't connect to the host yet.

  8. From the Connection menu, choose Session Setup.
  9. Under Transport, from the Connection type list, choose Associate.
  10. In the TN Association box, type the printer string you specified for Association string in your terminal session.
  11. Click OK.

Related Topics

Create a 3270 Printer Session

Configure Advanced Connection Settings Dialog Box

Printing from IBM Sessions