Crystal Reports 2008 Printing

Hello,

I have a report that prints out labels.  Let's say I have two pages or two labels.  Is it possible to choose what printer to use based on a value in the report and then automatically print it?  Of the two labels, one needs to go to printer A, and the other printer B.  This is a simple example - I could have 1000 labels and it could keep flipping back and forth between the two printers.

Thanks,
Joel
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mlmccCommented:
No that is not possible.  I don't believe it is possible to change printers in a report.

Visual Cut from Millet Software has a scheduling application that can do it

http://www.milletsoftware.com/Visual_CUT.htm

See the key benefits page
Print to multiple printers in a single pass. (about 3/4 ways down the page)
http://www.milletsoftware.com/visualcutBenefit.htm

mlmcc
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Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
Note: this would require that each label (or set of labels) that goes to a different printer is a Group at level 1 in the report.  Visual CUT can then use a report formula to direct each group level 1 to a different printer.  See "Bursting to Printer" in the user manual.
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Genius123Author Commented:
Thanks mlmcc, I will give you credit since you pointed me in the right direction.

Ido, I am going to start looking at your software.
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Genius123Author Commented:
Ido, quick question before I really start looking at this.  There might not always be two groups.  I might be printing labels only for printer A, and maybe other times for printer B, and sometimes both printers.  Will your software still be able to handle this?
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Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
Yes.  You can group by label or by printer.  Either way, if there is something to print, there is always at least one group.
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