[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 956
  • Last Modified:

Automatically staples a Crystal Report (produced by a .Net application)

I have a .Net application producing a big report grouped by client (each client has a couple of pages).

Is there any way to tell the printer (a big Xerox WorkCentre 7556 PCL6) to automatically staples every group (client)?
0
Éric Moreau
Asked:
Éric Moreau
  • 3
  • 3
1 Solution
 
Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
You can program bursting functionality into your app or get one of the 3rd-party Crystal reports desktop schedulers listed at http://kenhamady.com/bookmarks.html that provides that functionality.  At least one of these tools that provides dynamic bursting (so each group becomes a separate file, email, or print job) can also be called from your app via a full command line API.
0
 
mlmccCommented:
Agree.  You have to program it into the application or use an existing 3rd-party application that can do it.

mlmcc
0
 
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantAuthor Commented:
I was pretty sure that this feature was not built into CR itself.

which 3-rd party exactly? I opened the page and nothing is about stapling.
0
The new generation of project management tools

With monday.com’s project management tool, you can see what everyone on your team is working in a single glance. Its intuitive dashboards are customizable, so you can create systems that work for you.

 
Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
The functionality is called Bursting (rather than Stapling).  Stapling is achieved because each group becomes a separate Printout.
0
 
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantAuthor Commented:
I can do it from within my application (launch a big loop and print one document for each client).

What I am looking for is settings/commands/functions/instructions/... inside the report itself.
0
 
Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
There is no way to set Stapling directive within the report itself.
stead, you should use Windows to set up a Printer on that machine with a default of stapling.  It can be the same physical printer you already have, but with a different logical name.  Then, simply print to that printer.
0
 
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantAuthor Commented:
this is not what I wanted to hear as an answer but I try not to shoot the Messenger!
0

Featured Post

The new generation of project management tools

With monday.com’s project management tool, you can see what everyone on your team is working in a single glance. Its intuitive dashboards are customizable, so you can create systems that work for you.

  • 3
  • 3
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now