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Print two labels of different sizes

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    Peter Thane

    These will need to be handled as two separate print requests/labels. 

    You could handle this via an Integration, say set the printed to be logged or else use and Action to write out what is printed and then configure the Integration to trigger off that output, using the data as the database for the 2nd label and print that label deleting the file afterwards.

    Alternatively you could configure an Action to print the second label instead although you will probably need to write out the original printed label date to a file first that the 2nd label used as its database

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    Alexander Vitonera

    Could you help me with details on how to achieve this; set the print to log or use an Action to write what is printed

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    Peter Thane

    On reflection the 2nd way is probably the simplest.

    For this you need to add an Action to a Data Entry form in label 1 and I would suggest to run at the Close Form time.

    Prior to this, give each of the fields on the label that will have variable data in the 2nd label a name as this will make it easier to reference them later.

    Set the Action to Write to File and then adjust the file type to Embedded Template and when you click the cursor into the box below the Insert Variable option will become selectable at the top. Click on this and via the More Variables option add each label field to the Value box adding a comma between each item. 

    Make sure to configure the name and destination of the file below these settings and also to set it it replace the file if it already exists.

    Print or Print Preview a label to generate a test file to use for the work for label 2.

    In the second label use the Database Connection Setup option to link this label to the sample data file created above and link each individual field to the appropriate field in this database.  

     

     

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    Alexander Vitonera

    Thank you for your information, but when printing the writing file is created but it is not updated with the data that is printed from the form.

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    Peter Thane

    Does your label use the Data Entry form, as it would need to for the above to work (ie the form has to close to run the Action)?

    If not you could just add say the number of copies entry to the form or else include a Preview of Template image for example and then retry it

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