Telling InfoPrint Manager what media is ready at the printer

To see the current values for PSF tray characteristics for each item displayed in the Media ready field, specify this from the AIX command line:
pdls -cp -r psf-tray-characteristics ip2000
where ip2000 is the name of the actual destination used in this example.

For this example, InfoPrint Manager displays these values:

ip2000:
psf-tray-characteristics =
1:letter:1:1:true
2:legal:2:2:true
3:ledger:3:3:true
4:A4:4:4:true
5:A3:5:5:true
6:B6:6:6:true

The first three values in each line, e.g. 1:letter:1, represent the tray name, medium, and input bin number. Tray name can be anything, but each one has to be unique. For simplicity, this example uses numbers 1 through 6. The medium and bin number should match the actual setup on the printer. That is, if tabloid paper is loaded in bin 2, one line should be "2:tabloid:2:2:true".

To set or change these values, you must use the pdset command at the AIX command line. to set the psf-tray-characteristics attribute for all six bins on the printer to define which of the supported paper sizes are loaded on the InfoPrint 2000 printer.

For example, if you map "letter" paper to bin "1" through the psf-tray-characteristics attribute, the form definition provided with the print job should call out bin "1". When you update the psf-tray-characteristics attribute to change a paper size on the InfoPrint 2000, the InfoPrint AIX server will update the printer profile to reflect the change.

To complete this task from the command line of your InfoPrint AIX server, use this procedure:

  1. To change the media ready, you must first disable the printer.
  2. To initially define complete set of media ready invoke the pdset command. This example sets the values shown above:
    pdset -cp -x "psf-tray-characteristics=1:letter:1:1: 2:letter:2:2:
     3:legal:3:z 4:tabloid:4:4: 5:A3:5:5: 6:A4:6:6:" ip2000
    where ip2000 is the name of the actual destination used in this example.
You can change an individual media ready. If you have these values for psf- tray-characteristics:
ip2000:
psf-tray-characteristics =
1:letter:1:1:true
2:legal:2:2:true
3:ledger:3:3:true
4:A4:4:4:true
5:A3:5:5:true
6:B6:6:6:true

To change the paper in bin 3 from ledger to tabloid, invoke the pdset command:

pdset -cp -x "psf-tray-characteristics+=3:tabloid" ip2000
where ip2000 is the name of the actual destination used in this example.

Note that in the above command, we used "+=" instead of just "=". This means you are adding a value to the list rather than replacing the whole list.

In this case, we specified tray name "3", so the previous setting for that tray is replaced. If you specified a tray name that was not in the list, it would be added.