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SDSF – Using SDSF to Display, Manipulate and Print Job Output


6 hours


The SDSF – Using SDSF to Display, Manipulate and Print Job Output course describes how held and non-held output is displayed, and provides information on the commands that can be used to modify output attributes or delete the output altogether. Details associated with displaying and modifying printer attributes and activity are also covered.


Operations and programming staff that use SDSF to display and print held and non-held output.


Completion of the Datatrain SDSF Concepts and Operation course or equivalent knowledge.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Display and interpret Output Queue data
  • Update output attributes
  • Control output processing
  • Recognize printer characteristics
  • Manipulate output printing

Course Content

Displaying Job Output

Displaying Held and Non-Held Output Activity
Identifying Output Characteristics
Using the Status Panel to Display Output
Displaying Output Groups
Selecting Output for Viewing

Modifying Output Attributes

Modifying Output Priority
Updating Class and Form Attributes
Changing the Output Print Destination
Holding and Releasing Output
Cancelling and Purging Output
Capturing and Printing Output

Displaying and Modifying Printer Attributes

Displaying Printer Status and Availability
Interpreting Printer Attributes
Updating Printer Characteristics
Modifying the Work Selection Criteria

Controlling Printer Activity

Backspacing and Forward Spacing a Printer
Printing an Additional Copy of Output
Purging Output
Stopping and Starting Printers
Interrupting Printer Activity

Using SDSF to Display, Manipulate and Print Job Output Mastery Test