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Renaming printer output devices

Is there a way to rename a printer's output device and short name? I need to change their names and the only way...

I know of doing this is to delete the device and recreate it under the new name.


Actually you can only "copy with reference" but not rename the output device name nor the short key. Run transaction SPAD, select Output Devices, switch to "change" mode. Then, click on the printer and click on the "Create with reference" button. Be careful when working with printers and changing names because the short key name is stored in many tables (i.e. USR01, NAST, etc.) Hopefully SAP will enhance the functions in transaction SPAD and create an option to rename printers and change the short key references.


This was last published in October 2001

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