Crystal Reports 2008 Printing


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.

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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

See the key benefits page
Print to multiple printers in a single pass. (about 3/4 ways down the page)


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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.
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.
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?
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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