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Report output print - control # of columns in spool attributes


I have a custom report with about 20 columns in output and when I try to print the output, I am getting a warning message saying "system cannot print last 3 columns". When I look at the spool attributes, the # of columns attribute(PRI_PARAMS-LINSZ) has 258 in it. I think this is what is causing the problem. I am not sure where this value is coming from even though the format attribute(PRI_PARAMS-PAART) has value X_65_255. Interestingly, for some other outputs the report print is working just fine and the PRI_PARAMS-LINSZ value in such cases is 227. I do not understand why the PRI_PARAMS-LINSZ value is changing for the same report output and was wondering if there's a way to control this parameter from my program itself.

Any ideas/thoughts appreciated. Thanks.

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  • Oct 15, 2008 at 07:57 PM

    check this part of the report code:

                LINE-SIZE  132
                LINE-COUNT 65(0)
                MESSAGE-ID zz.

    make sure this is same to that of the other report which is working.

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      Thanks for the response. I tried using


      Still I get a value of 258 for # of columns. It is the same report which is getting different values for # of columns for different outputs. I do not understand what's goin on. Thanks.