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Access 97 send ZPL to clear memory before printing

Hi All,  I need to send code to a zebra print on LPT1 to clear the memory before printing.  I have not been able to get the application to send the code to the printer.  I get an error 52 bad file name or number.  Any ideas how to correc this?
Dim ClearMemory As String
    
    ClearMemory = "^XA^MCY^XE"
    
    Open "LPT1:" For Output As #1
    Print #1, ClearMemory
    Close #1

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Johnsonbaugh
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Jeffrey CoachmanCommented:
Lets take this step by step.

1. Are you sure the printer is installed and configured properly?
Are all the latest drivers and updates installed?

2. What make you think you need to "Clear the memory"?

3. Are you sure it is even possible to "Send code to the "Printer" to "Clear Memory"?

4. Can you explain what each line of you code is supposed to be doing.

Thanks

JeffCoachman
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JohnsonbaughAuthor Commented:
The zebra printer is connected to a PC I can print from an AS/400 session to the zebra and from the PC to the zebra.  what is happening is when printing from the AS/400 it does not clear out the data that was sent, so when i print from the PC it print what came from the AS/400 and prints the data from the PC over top of that.  Hope this helps on what is happening.

1.  Yes i got it installed correctly

2. Due to the printing of data from both AS/400 and PC over top each other.

3. I got the code from a manual for the Zebra and tried to send it.

4. Line one i am setting up a variable for the message to send
    Line three is the codes for the Zebra to clear the memory.  I did have the one character wrong the E on the end should be an X.  I mistyped it, sorry.
    Line five is opening the connection to the printer to send the message to
    Line six sends it to the printer
    Line seven closes the connection and file

I hope that this helps.  Thanks Jeff
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Jeffrey CoachmanCommented:
OK,

Just for informational purposes...
If you power down the printer and power it back up, does that clear the memory?

This link looks promising:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t1637990-clear_memory_zebra_gk420d

Here is a good reference Link:
http://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2009/04_w17/131400/as400-print-setup.pdf

JeffCoachman

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JohnsonbaughAuthor Commented:
Yes, powering it off and on clears the memory.   The setting is MCY (MAP Clear) in the Zebra to clear that memory.  I need to send this to the Zebra before the label from the PC.  The model I am working with is a Zebra ZM400.

Thanks
Darryl  
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Jeffrey CoachmanCommented:
See the links I posted earlier.

Also see this one, Particularly near the bottom when it is mentioned that the tilde sysmbol(~) may need to be used instead of the caret symbol(^)
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/18084-3-zebra-code-clearing-buffer-question
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JohnsonbaughAuthor Commented:
Changing to the tilde(~) worked instead of the caret(^).  Thank you very much.
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Jeffrey CoachmanCommented:
Great!
;-)
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