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1220481 - How to change the printer for server-side printing when using the RAS Java SDK


A Java web application uses the Report Application Server (RAS) SDK to print a Crystal report server side. At run time, how do you change the printer to which the output is sent?


Use the following sample code to specify the printer, specifying the name of a printer that is accessible from your Java web application:


PrintReportOptions printReportOptions = new PrintReportOptions();







" Ensure that the Java web application server is running under an account that has the required permissions to access the printer.


" For server-side printing, the Java RAS SDK uses the Java Print Service, which was introduced with Java SDK 1.4. You will not be able to change the printer using Java SDK 1.3.


" To obtain the names of all accessible printers, create a JSP page that executes the following code snippet:


javax.print.PrintServce[] ps = javax.print.PrintServiceLookup.lookupPrintServices(null, null);

for(int i = 0 ; i < ps.length ; i++ ) {

out.println(ps[i].getName() + "<br>");



See Also

For information on changing the printer using the .NET RAS SDK, refer to Note 1216937.


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