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I have a big recordset that retrieves many data from a few tables of my database.
When I select the first and last client of the client table from whom I wish to print invoices the program stops responding.
When I select just a few clients it prints allright.
I'm using a matrix printer and VB 6.0 with the print object.
Is the buffer of the printer to short for the amount of data?
Is the recordset to big?
Should I put those records in a temporary table and print each of a time instead of a recordset?

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It could very well be that the printer's memory buffer is too small to handle large amounts of data at a time.

Try to use the Printer.EndDoc method more often to send the current data to the printer.

Also look at using the Doevents() function in your code while printing.

Regards,
Grant.
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