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printing in php!!!!!

hai all,

I have a php(+html codes) thru which I try to display my queries.
In that if I add print button(which links to javascript window.print function),Iam able to print the table with no format.If I wanted to print only 30 rows in one page & remaining in successive pages(/page= 30 rows),how am I implement this feature.can anyone help resolve this issue.

Thanking you,
manju
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lokeshvCommented:
Display 30 rows per page..and print it :o)

Lk
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manju70Author Commented:
yes
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us111Commented:
- create a button
- add a javascript action that calls and opens a new php page
- this page display 30 rows
- open the print windows

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psimationCommented:
manju70
us111 is correct, maybe to help to make it more clear, use your existing code , and then simply limit your output to 30 lines . This can be done by adding a "...limit 30" to the end of your SQL query, or to have a while loop that only creates 30 lines at a time, and then have a "next" link on the page to execute and display the rest of the lines , 30 ata a time.
 
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us111Commented:
but if your page has more than 30 records, it would be impossible to print 2 friendly pages
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Hamlet081299Commented:
I think there is actually an HTML code which will force a page break in printing (I forget what it is though), but there may be better ways of doing this.

You could try rendering the output as a PDF, and then printing.

You could also have the print button link to another page, which automatically loads 30 records at a time and prints each one, then automatically jumps to the next 30, etc.
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Richard QuadlingSenior Software DeveloperCommented:
There are CSS Style print codes. These are NOT HTML codes.

The full definition is at ...

http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-CSS2-19980512/page.html

but your broweser (or rather your customer's browser) will need to support this!!!

Without doubt, the best way is to send the client a pre-rendered document (rtf/pdf/DOC via COM!!!/etc).

Having a seperate window with the table size being set by the end-user is a good idea. Simpler to implement than PDF (maybe), but no automation as the print command returns true immediately, even if the printing is still working. So you can't generate 10 pages, calling the print event between each generation as you will probably get 9 headers and then 1 full page. It'll be a mess!

Richard.
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manju70Author Commented:
hai all,

Thank you for your responses.
I got my requirements as per us111 & psimation comments.
So I wanted to distribute my points among these 2 experts.I have asked the commnunity support to distribute it accordingly.

a big thanks for all who contributed.
Manju

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us111Commented:
thx
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NetminderCommented:
Per request (http://www.experts-exchange.com/commspt/Q_20316277.html), points reduced to 18 to facilitate split.

manju70,

You should now leave a 17-point question in this topic area for one of the two Experts. Then come back to this question and accept the comment of the other, and leave a link here to the "points for" question.

In the "points for" question, be sure to leave a link back to this question to complete the circle.

Netminder
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manju70Author Commented:
hai psimation,

As I wanted to distribute my marks between u & us111 , I have created another question(as per community support instructions)
the link is
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qManageQuestion.jsp?ta=php&qid=20317170

after u answer, the points will evventually deposited in ur account.

Thank u,
manju
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