Using the destination-pass-through attribute

For a subset of MVS values that do not match specific InfoPrint Manager attributes, InfoPrint Manager lets you specify values to MVS as destination-pass-through (also called printer-pass-through) attribute values. These values can be associated with a job, specified on a pdpr print command, or set on an actual destination. The MVS host server program associates attributes passed by the Linux client with the SYSOUT data set. These attributes are similar to JCL OUTPUT statement parameters.

They include:


These procedures describe how you can pass these values to an MVS host server program using AFP Upload and Print, using this syntax:

-x "destination-pass-through='PASSTHRU=MVS_PARM=value'"

where MVS_PARM can be BURST, CLASS, DESTINATION, and FORMS, either individually or in any combination. When more than one attribute is being passed, each value must be separated by a comma, as shown in the examples below.

The MVS value WRITER must be specified through the destination-pass-through attribute, but it does not conflict with specifying either mvs-class, mvs-destination, or mvs-forms. As you can see in the table below and the examples that follow, the syntax for passing the MVS WRITER value differs from that used for the other options.

This table shows how you can use the destination-pass-through attribute to pass values to an MVS host system through AFP Upload and Print.

Using the destination-pass-through attributes to pass values to an MVS host system

MVS Values InfoPrint Manager Pass Through Syntax
BURST destination-pass-through='PASSTHRU=BURST=xxx'
CLASS destination-pass-through='PASSTHRU=CLASS=xxx'
DESTINATION destination-pass-through='PASSTHRU=DESTINATION=xxx'
FORMS destination-pass-through='PASSTHRU=FORMS=xxx'
WRITER destination-pass-through='WRITER=xxx'