Is Bartender Able To Keep Track Existed Running Number That Has Been Used? S’abonner

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Hi there,

 

I would like to seek advice here regarding Bartender.

Currently the user is using version 8.1 Professional for printing a series of running number.

But these numbers are controlled  by users manually.

Example, if they have 10 same product with different serial no, they would assign the running number start from 131002000001 to 131002000010.

If there are any others product, they will assign the starting running number for it.

 

Is the Bartender (up until current version) capable to keep track  and do the checking whether the number they are going to use is already used by previous products. If it found duplicate, there should be  a warning message pop. They don't want  to have a  duplicate running number on different products.

 

Please advice and thanks.

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It would be kind of possible to do this in BT v8.1, but it will require you to write VBScript code to control the latest serial number printed and compare it with the serial number modified by the operators to see if they're trying to enter a number which already exists. Setting a BarTender print only password might also help to prevent users from modifying the BT document (if they don't know the password).

 

However, in BarTender v10.1 (our current latest version) we've much better mechanisms to control this, such as our global data fields feature, where a serial number will be saved to an SQL Server database and therefore automatically preventing duplicated numbers to occur. We also have a print job data logging feature and applications (History Explorer, Reprint Console) which will show you past print job data (including the serial numbers which were printed so far). Please take a look at our 10.1 White Paper: http://www.bartenderbarcodesoftware.com/label-software/whitepapers/WhitePaper_WhatsNewInBT101.pdf

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Hi there, thanks for the info.

 

I know that Bartender can retrieve data from back end, such as text file, Excel,Access,SQL server, but i wonder if Bartender is able to save to them(eg, text file) after the printing. 

 

Would you show me a sample label on how to do that. Thanks.

(By the way, i am Version 10.1 Trial)

 

Thanks

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BarTender v10.1 includes a feature called "Global Data Fields" which will allow you to source and save back a value to our BarTender System Database (SQL based); Any document with access to the same BarTender System database will be able to use this shared value.

 

*Also note that this feature assures that the value is unique regardless of how many documents are using the shared value at the same time (for example when working with unique serial numbers).

 

As an alternative I've attached two documents that share a serial number through a plane text file using VB script.

 

Hope this helps.

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Hi Fernando,

 

Thanks for the sample. I have tried the template and frankly to say, i'm not sure how it works.

I see the template is printing to file. Isn't using printing to file will just produce a text file with printer code that generated. I'm using Zebra printer, and all i can see is a bunch of ZPL code.

I see there is VB script embedded also. But after the printing, i couldn't find any text file created in my C directory.

If possibble, can you guide me how to test the template out?

 

Thanks and i appreciate for your time.

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Hi, 

 

I have tested it by creating a testfile.txt and put it at C directory.  The serialization part works just fine but i still don't get how this

"Bartender V10.0 has a feature called "Global Data Fields" which will allow you to source and save back a value to our BarTender System Database"  is implemented inside the template.

 

Sorry for my slow understanding and Thanks.

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Hello,

 

The "Globa Data Fields" feature was included for v10.1, not v10.0 (not that these are different BarTender versions). It uses our BarTender System database to store the value of these sort of fields, so any document with access to these system database will be able to use the global data fields.

 

You can test this feature by downloading the latest version from our website (it will work on Trial mode for 30 days):

http://www.bartenderbarcodesoftware.com/label-software/barcode-label-printing-software-download.aspx

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Hi, even this is old topic but it is related to my problem. I am using bartender 9. Tried download and test File Serialize1.btw and FileSerialize2.btw above, it print out for 5 lables. How can I change to make it print only one lable at a time. Can you show the screen shot for the settings. I can find it in the coding.

 

Thank you.

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