Design Label With Table Follow

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anyone,
since i am newbie here i hope someone can help me out.
we are using bartender software for about two years to print small simple labels.
a txt file is generated from erp, the txt is processed by bartender/commander.

now there is request to do similar with a more complex design.
from erp a txt can be generated like
<<-----
(field1)value1
(field2)value2
[(col1)vcol1(col2)vcol2(col3)vcol3]
[(col1)vcol1(col2)vcol2(col3)vcol3]
[(col1)vcol1(col2)vcol2(col3)vcol3]
----->>

the data "field1" wil be a fixed number of fields, this i have done before,
the lines with [] can be any number of lines. This is where it gets complicated.

eventually the result should be somewhat like below:
/--------------------------------\
/ Field1: value1 |||||||||||| \ (just one or two values will be represented in barcode.
/ Field2: value2 \
/ some text \
/ \
/ Column1 Column2 Column3 \
/ vcol1 vcol2 vcol3 \
/ vcol1 vcol2 vcol3 \
/ vcol1 vcol2 vcol3 \
/ \
/--------------------------------\

the format will be A4 (yes, huge), since the number of lines theoretically is unlimited this might cause need of more pages.
yet 98% will fit on a single A4 using fontsize 11.

tks in advance for any help!

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I guess you are wanting to print some sort of report where there is some header/footer information and also multiple line items like you have in a purchase order? BarTender doesn't directly support this at the moment although what you want can be achieved by creating the A4 page as a single label and all data items on that label as field data in a single record. If using BT-XML you could alternatively specify data values in each sub-string directly as opposed to field data.

The forum post at the below link might well be helpful to you:

http://seagullscientific.invisionzone.com/index.php?/topic/73-designing-labels-with-1many-relationships/
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[quote name='Ian C - Seagull Support' timestamp='1316163274' post='621']
I guess you are wanting to print some sort of report where there is some header/footer information and also multiple line items like you have in a purchase order? BarTender doesn't directly support this at the moment although what you want can be achieved by creating the A4 page as a single label and all data items on that label as field data in a single record. If using BT-XML you could alternatively specify data values in each sub-string directly as opposed to field data.

The forum post at the below link might well be helpful to you:

http://seagullscientific.invisionzone.com/index.php?/topic/73-designing-labels-with-1many-relationships/
[/quote]

i was already afraid of answer "doesnt support at this moment" .
single record i will try.
and the related thread might hold a clue.

will post reply here when i finish (or more q)

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