SP.OPEN, SP.CLOSE

SP.OPEN, SP.CLOSE

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The SP.OPEN command sets the "keep open" flag on the default printer, merging multiple print requests into a single print job. The SP.CLOSE command resets this option.

 

 

Format

 

SP.OPEN

SP.CLOSE

 

 

The SP.OPEN command is equivalent to use of the O option of the SP.ASSIGN command or the KEEP.OPEN option of the SETPTR command.

 

When this mode is set, output directed to the default printer (print unit 0) from successive commands or programs is merged into a single print job. The job is terminated and queued for printing by use of SP.CLOSE or PRINTER CLOSE.

 

 

Example

 

SP.OPEN

LIST CUSTOMERS,NORTH LPTR

LIST CUSTOMERS,SOUTH LPTR

SP.CLOSE

 

The above sequence of commands lists records from two elements of the CUSTOMERS multifile as a single print job.

 

 

See also:

SETPTR, SP.ASSIGN