A Z and I Emulator for Windows 3270 printer session can use the normal printer drivers or a printer definition table (PDT). A 5250 session uses the normal printer drivers for both standard and Host Print Transform (HPT) printing; for standard printing, it can also use a PDT.
A Z and I Emulator for Web 3270 printer session can use the normal printer drivers or a PDT; a 5250 session always uses HPT without a PDT.
When you import a Z and I Emulator for Windows session, the following conversions are made:
Sessions that are configured to use Printer Definition Tables (PDTs) are mapped to use the same PDT in Z and I Emulator for Web only if the Z and I Emulator for Web PDT exists when the session is imported. You may have to work with the users to set this up.
For example, suppose there is a Z and I Emulator for Windows printer session named mySess.ws that uses a PDT named myPD.pdt. Before mySess.ws is imported into Z and I Emulator for Web, you must obtain a copy of myPD.pdf, place it on the Z and I Emulator for Web server and run the PDT compiler. (See PDT Compiler for help on compiling PDFs.) This creates the Z and I Emulator for Web PDT, named myPD.pdt, and also registers the PDT with the ZIE server. You can then import mySess.ws, and myPD.pdt will map to myPD.pdt on the server.