Today & in next post I’ll cover on Pasta & XML publisher for printing . In order to understand Pasta first you need to understand why you need Pasta in Printing & later about what is pasta & how to implement it in Oracle Applications.
In order to understand need for Pasta , you should know about PostScript…
What is Post Script ?
As per WebOPedia PostScript is primarily a language for printing documents on laser printers developed by Adobe Systems.
What is Pasta ?
Pasta is Oracle Application utility to convert text report files to Post Script so that these can be printed by PostScript Printres. Executable name for Pasta is FNDPSTAX
For various printing options via Pasta, you can use pasta configuration file called as pasta.cfg
How to Setup basic Pasta Printing in Oracle Applications ?
If you wish to use PostScript printer to print Text or Post script reports , you need to select printer type as “–Pasta Universal Printer” from list of values; while defining printer.
For more information on how to define printer check previous posts at
Where to find more information on Pasta Printing ?
You can get everything related to Pasta advanced configuration in Oracle Applications System Administration Guide, Volume 1 Part No. A96155-03 , chapter 7-13 Printer Setup with pasta
Additional Metalink Resource for Pasta Printing
356501.1 How to Setup Pasta Quickly and Effectively
267026.1 How To Set The PASTA Debug Option
239196.1 PASTA 3.0 Release InformationNote
358879.1 The Pasta Landwide Driver Truncates / Cuts Off The Right Side Of The Report 179801.1 Printing and Previewing Arabic Reports using PASTA in Oracle Apps 11i
308949.1 How To Print Reports In PDF Format Directly From The Concurrent Manager 135137.1 PASTA Required For Printing With UTF8 For Any Release Of 11.5
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