We have implemented something very similar. We write the data to a work file.
This file is then merged with a word document (via the mail-merge function and using ODBC)
All users can now print them on their own printers, regardless of make and model.
A very simple solution.
An even simpler solution that will work better eliminates Remote Out Queues and Host Print Transform all together.
Most typical network print servers DO NOT support TN5250e protocol and therefore need to have the printers configured as Remote Out Queues, especially with matrix printers. With this method, you don not get good control over your output.
When you use a TN5250e capable print server such as an <a href=”http://www.twindata.com/I-Ocorp/5730e.htm”>I-O 5730e</a>, or a TN5250e emulation program that has very good printer support such as Praim’s Net-2000, or Praim’s a TN5250e Print Server program NET-2000, you will have no problem getting consistent output on different printers.
The devices will be created on the Power7 as a “true device” and act just like a direct attached Twinax printer.