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Automate printing a list from the database with a VB Form

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I have a form where I enter data and it goes to an SQL database.  I use the code below to place the data in the db.

Now here's my problem.  I want to bring the data back to the form so that I can print it and get a hard copy sheet for each student we have.  The problem is I would have to retrieve each record one by one into the form and then print.

Is there a quicker way to do this to automate the process or not?
esql = "select * from tblRegistration"
        rec.Open (esql), conn, adOpenDynamic, adLockOptimistic
        rec.AddNew
        
        rec.Fields(1) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text1
        rec.Fields(2) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text2
        rec.Fields(3) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text3
        rec.Fields(4) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text4
        rec.Fields(5) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text5
        If Not Text6 = "(M.I.)" Then
            rec.Fields(6) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text6
        End If
        rec.Fields(7) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text7
        rec.Fields(8) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text8
        rec.Fields(9) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text9
        rec.Fields(10) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text10
        rec.Fields(11) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text11
        rec.Fields(12) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text12
        rec.Fields(13) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text13
        rec.Fields(14) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text14
        rec.Fields(15) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text15
        rec.Fields(16) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text16
        rec.Fields(17) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text17
        
        rec.Fields(18) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Check1
        rec.Fields(19) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Check2
        rec.Fields(20) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Check3
        rec.Fields(21) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Check4
        rec.Fields(22) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Check5
        rec.Fields(23) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Check6
        rec.Fields(24) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Check7
        rec.Fields(25) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Check8
        rec.Fields(26) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Check9
        rec.Fields(27) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Check10
        rec.Fields(28) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Check11
        rec.Fields(29) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Check12
        rec.Fields(30) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Check13
        rec.Fields(31) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Check14
        rec.Fields(32) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Check15
        rec.Fields(33) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Check16
        rec.Fields(34) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Check17
        rec.Fields(35) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Check18
       
        
        rec.Fields(36) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Combo1
        rec.Fields(37) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Combo2
        rec.Fields(38) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Combo3
        rec.Fields(39) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Combo4
        rec.Fields(40) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Combo5
        rec.Fields(41) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Combo6
        rec.Fields(42) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Combo7
        rec.Fields(43) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Combo8
        rec.Fields(44) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Combo9
        rec.Fields(45) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Combo10
        
        rec.Fields(46) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text18
        rec.Fields(47) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text19
        rec.Fields(48) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text20
        rec.Fields(49) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Text21
        rec.Fields(50) = frmRegistrationTitleXX.Combo11
        
        If Not rec.EOF Then rec.MoveNext
        rec.Close

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by:cool12399
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Hi,

If you mean you want to print the actual windows 'form', then no, not really, there is not really a quicker process. (You can, but it might be a bit convoluted).

If however you want to control the formatting, etc, look at the printer object.

I.e.,

printer.print line1data
printer.print line2data
printer.print line3data

etc, etc

If you do this, you can iterate through _x_ number of records, and simply print them all at once.
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by:al4629740
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printer.print line1data

Can you explain this code in laymens terms?
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Printer is your your printer, line1data is the text you want to print.

So:

Printer.newpage
Printer.x = 100
Printer.y = 100
Printer.print "Hi there, what's new?"
Printer.enddoc

Will print the text "Hi there, what's new?" at location 100,100 (twips) on your paper.
Experiment with the locations to figure out the spacing, and you are set.
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