An Introduction to SAP's New and Improved Frontend Printing

  • by Dr. Stefan Fuchs, Basis Department, SAP
  • December 1, 1999

Dr. Stefan Fuchs describes a new spool access method that allows the transfer of print data from the application server to the current location of the SAPGUI. From there the data is sent to the local spooler on the user’s particular frontend. That new spool access method — method “F” — is what SAP calls “frontend printing.” Frontend printing makes life a lot easier for both end users and administrators.

Dr. Stefan Fuchs

Dr. Stefan Fuchs studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany from 1984 to 1990. Since 1987, he has worked for the Chair for Operating Systems at the University, developing new operating system concepts. In 1996, he received his doctorate in Computer Science from the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany, for his thesis in the field of Real-Time Systems. Since 1995, Stefan has been working for SAP Germany, in the Basis Department, on the development of the R/3 Spool System.

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