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    Ian Cummings
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    The easiest thing to do is to create a print job log text file via the "Administer>Log File Setup" menu item.  Select/deselect any parts of the print job that you wish to log or not log, and how the log files are to be organized.  Then from a document level VB Script use the WriteToLog() function to write whatever you want to this file.

     

    Example:

     

    Format.WriteToLog("This text string will be written to my log file.") 

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    Legacy Poster

    Thanks Ian, i looked at this and this works, but i need to write to a log file where the log file has the filename of one of the named data fields, e.g. named data field ´test´ should be logfile test.txt. This way i can write different log filenames based on the contents of the Bartender document . Any idea how to solve this via de log function of Bartender?

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    Ian Cummings
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    In that case you'll need to go about the business of creating the file in VB Script itself, thus giving you complete freedom on what you wish to create and what to write to it.  In VB Script you can do this by using the FileSystemObject().  Please feel free to consult the the VB Script Help system accessed via the "Help>Visual Basic Script Help" menu item.  Under the "Language Reference" section you'll find the information under the "Objects" sub-section.

     

    Here is a quick example of creating a text file and writing to it:

     

    Dim fso, MyFileSet fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set MyFile = fso.CreateTextFile("c:\testfile.txt", True)
    MyFile.WriteLine("This is a test.")MyFile.Close
    
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    Legacy Poster

    Thanks Ian for the example.

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    Legacy Poster
            'Dim btFormat As BarTender.Format
      	Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
        Set a = fs.CreateTextFile("X:\path_to_where_logfile_is_written\"& filename & ".txt", True)
        	a.WriteLine(datasource1 & vbTab & datasource2 & vbTab & datasource3)
    

    For anyone who might wonder how i write it to a text file from a Bartender document, below you find the code. Note that you need to use data source names so it writes the actual data to a text file which is tab delimited.

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    Peter Dyson

    Thanks for this, just wondering if this option is available through Professional? I've got a client that is using the system on a single Notebook and doesn't want to spend the money on Automation (also not using all the features).

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    Ian Cummings
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    Rod Bolt: The Professional edition supports VB script, which can include among many other things, creating and writing to a simple text file.  Only the programmatic integration of BarTender requires Automation edition or above.

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    mari zeng

    i'm trying to do the same thing but i have a serialized barcode and i want to add a new line to the same text file for each barcode. how/where would i do this in Professional edition?

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