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Printing Records Directly To Printer

Posted on 2006-11-30
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I have a situation where i have records on the webpage with the 'Details' button with every records which shows the details of every record and then it prints the record when you go into the detail.jsp page. I want to give an option on the existing page where you can print all the records to the printer directly from the database without going to the details.jsp of that record.
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by:bloodredsun
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>>I want to give an option on the existing page where you can print all the records to the printer directly from the database without going to the details.jsp of that record.

You can't.

For security reasons, you do not have native access to the users system, including the printer. You can request that a page is printed by using the javascript command window.print() . You will need to use a JSP which connects to the database and retrieves the data and then generates the output, either as HTML which can be printed or as a PDF using something like iText or XSL-FO which can then be saved or printed.
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by:rifaquat
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We are actually using Hibernate for interacting with the database and Velocity Templates for presentation layer. Now, i want to print the data in the same format which is actually being shown in Details.jsp page but without actually going into the page I want to provide this service on one click and then it should print all the data to the printer(Client's Printer) one by one while taking all the records from the database on the server. I would appreciate your help if you can provide me some piece of code...Just the overview of business logic not the hibernate stuff.....etc..
Thanks.
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Then you need to create a simple servlet that can dynamically create PDF, that can be downloaded to the client. Look at iText http://www.lowagie.com/iText/ to do this, there are plenty of code examples.

As I said before, you cannot automatically print something from a website. This can only happen if the users browser is set up like this as default behaviour or if there are insecure enough to load something like an ActiveX component.
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