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Web Service Using PrintServiceLookup Returns Less Printers (Doc ID 2175559.1)

Last updated on APRIL 06, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version to [Release 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Customer has written a Web Service in Java (a .war file)

The Web Service uses the Java PrintServiceLookup.lookupPrintServices() API to get a list of printers.

When the war is deployed to a two-nodes environment, the Web Service is not returning the expected printer list.

Java code executed from Unix prompt got a list of 293 printers. However, the same code executed from the Java Web Service returned only 124. Somehow the list is getting cut out.

Here is the code:

import javax.print.PrintService;
import javax.print.PrintServiceLookup;

public class GetPrinters
public static void main (String [] args)
PrintService[] printServices = PrintServiceLookup.lookupPrintServices(null, null);
System.out.println("Number of print services: " + printServices.length);

for (PrintService printer : printServices)
System.out.println("Printer: " + printer.getName());



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