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2137984 - "Unable to read format G_RAW" error during print of ADS requests


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If you try to print an ADS spool request, in transaction SP01 you get the status "Incorrect (Error creating print data)".
When you check the "Log" of the spool request, you see the detailed error is "Unable to read format G_RAW. l_rc = 128".
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