Printing One Template Then Another Template From Same File
I have a type of job where I need to print, for the same SKU #, 50 labels identified to go to one location, 5 to another location, and 1 to another location. The only difference on each label is where it is going and the total quantity going to that location. I have each location type set up as a different template so that I could pull in the different quantities from the same database record row. The problem I have is that when I try to print it prints out a label for Location A, a label for Location B, then a label for Location C, then returns back to start with A again. It also only prints the quantity related to the first template. I tried setting up a serialization field for each template that just wouldn't actually print, but would force the correct quantities for each, but since I can't get all of template A to print first, then all of template B, then all of template C, it didn't help.
The print quantity is global for all the templates and not specific to each, ie you are telling it to print 50 labels and each label consists of 3 templates and so it will print each one 50 times. What you need to do is send 3 print commands for 3 different labels namely 1 x 50 for label/location 1, 1 x 5 for label/location 2 and finally 1 x 1 for label/location 3.
Are the quantities fixed in any way? ie always 50,5 & 1 or X, X divided by 10 and 1 etc
You could create 3 labels and you could possibly look at using an Action to print labels 2 and 3 when label 1 prints either using a formula to calculate how many of each to print or else take those values from data entered (but not printed) when label 1 is printed. An Integration could also be used if you are running Automation or the Enterprise version.0
It is not always the same. I was trying to build a database that allows a person to enter the needed quantity for each location on one line for each label SKU so that it could be dynamic and wouldn't require data entry upon printing.
So are you saying I need three different label files, and then I have to automate printing all files when one is called to print for each SKU? We do have Automation, but I'm relatively new to the software, so I haven't done anything like that before. Trying to streamline some of the work that is done over here and avoid data-entry errors.0
Ok. Are you using a static database or a dynamic file that is created just at print time? Also are the different quantities listed in the file as different fields?0
Currently reading off an Excel database that is filled in for the specific records at some point before they are printed (but not by the person doing the printing). I was trying to put the quantities for each location into their own columns for the same record line. The number of locations would not change, we'd just put a "0" in a column if a specific line doesn't need any items to go to that location. (At least, that's how I was hoping to make it work...).0
you can do it with three different label files, and through actions, when you print label 1, print label 2 and then label 3, you must have the fields linked in all the forms, so that the information is the same.0