Create iPrint Printers From a CSV File

Create iPrint Printers From a CSV File

The Create Printers From CSV script was designed to allow administrators to be able to create iPrint printers quickly by using a CSV file instead of iManager.

Step #1 - Install and download the latest version of the Create Printers From CSV script utility.




    Note: Create Printers From CSV script supports OES 2 and 11.



    1. Download create-printers-from-csv-1.0.tgz


    2. Open a Terminal window and type “su”.


    3. Enter root’s password.


    4. Extract the script from the tarball.

      #tar –xzvf create-printers-from-csv-1.0.tgz


    5. cd to the Printer-Import folder.

      #cd Printer-Import


    6. Make the script executable.

      #chmod 755 Create-Printers-From-CSV-1.0.sh




    Step #2 - Create a CSV file with your favorite spreadsheet application.




    1. Open up the Printer-Import.csv file.

    2. Add printers to the file as shown in the example CSV file.

      The Columns must be in the following order:



      • Printer Name


      • DNS or IP of Printer


      • The container of where the printer should be created


      • The location of the printer


      • The description of the printer



    3. Save the file as .csv (comma-delimited).

    4. Copy the saved CSV file to the same location of the Create-Printers-From-CSV-1.0.sh script (should still be found in the Printer-Import folder on the server).



    Step #3 - Run the Create Printers From CSV Script utility.



    1. On the terminal run the Create-Printers-From-CSV-1.0.sh script to start the import process

      #./Create-Printers-From-CSV-1.0.sh

    2. When the script is executed it will ask the remaining questions to make the import is successful.



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