SRW drivers only pertain to Oracle Reports output files. An SRW driver is used during the generation of a report. A printer driver is used when the completed output file is sent to the printer.
SRW drivers are designed for the DEC LN03 printer, and all printers that understand the same control characters as the LN03.
For example, you may need to change the control characters that instruct the printer to set a page break.
on an LN03 on an XYZ LaserInk
new page ... ^L ^[E
If you need to change formatting control characters for page breaks, underlined text, or bold text in Oracle Reports:
Attention: Copy the SRW driver (.prt file) and rename it before starting any text editing.
The SRW driver is not required since some customers might be using styles or printer drivers for non-Oracle Reports programs.
The SRW driver name you enter in the Print Styles and Printer Drivers forms are used for slightly different reasons.
If you run an Oracle Reports program without printing the output file, that is, when the number of copies is zero (0) and the printer field is blank, the SRW driver associated with the report's print style is used.
If you run an Oracle Reports program and print the output file, that is, when the number of copies is greater than zero (0), the SRW driver that is correct for the type of printer the report is being printed from is chosen by selecting the SRW driver associated with the printer type.
Customizing Printing Support in Oracle Applications
Printer Drivers field help