E1: PRINT: Postscript Printing Performance Issue in Linux Platforms (Doc ID 1902129.1)

Last updated on MAY 30, 2017

Applies to:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools - Version 9.1 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

PostScript print immediate print jobs take too long for PDF-to-PostScript conversion. All affected UBEs are set to print immediate and if you submit without Print Immediate, the UBE performs as expected.

Sequence of events:

  1. Submit a UBE to print immediately to a PostScript printer.
  2. After the PDF generates, the PostScript conversion process takes much too long.
  3. PCL is working fine.

Changes

After 9.1.3.0 tools release, EnterpriseOne changed the commonly used PostScript conversion filter (*JDE PS) to use 'embedded BI Publisher' to convert the output PDF to PS3 file via spawning external JAVA process. The main benefit of this feature is that EnterpriseOne can support wide range PostScript printers (including PS2 and PS3 printers) even if they do not have 'direct PDF printing' technology enabled.

The following chart gives us a general overview of different conversion filters available in E1 for PS printing, their purpose and features.

Conversion Type

Full Conversion String

Purpose

Is Number of Copies embedded in to PDF Metadata

Whether 'lp' command receives ‘number of copies’

Whether supports 'tray selection' from EnterpriseOne at the printer?

*JDE PDF

 -s POSTSCRIPT_PRINTER

( -l and -f options are not required for *JDE PDF type )

Used for 3rd party document management software like Form Processor which extracts the EOne PDF metadata.  PDF is directly sent to the printer output queue.

YES      

(Certain 3rd party vendors read this for making number of copies. Check with your Vendor. This field is not updated while doing re-Print from WSJ).

NO

NO

*JDE dPDF

-s POSTSCRIPT_PRINTER -l jdekrnl -f prtFilter_ConvertToDPDF

This should be used in case of PS3 printers with ‘Direct PDF printing support’. This also sends the PDF directly to the printer output queue without any conversion.

YES

(This information is unused if no 3rd party uses this).

YES

NO

*JDE PS

-s POSTSCRIPT_PRINTER -l jdekrnl -f prtFilter_ConvertToPS

This is the recommended method of PS printing from EOne that uses the embedded BIP JAR files to convert the PDF to PS3 file and prints to the PS printer. Can be suitable for PS2 and PS3 printers. Supports simplex/ duplex/ tumble options from EOne.

YES

(This information is unused if no 3rd party uses this).

YES

YES

Cause

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