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  • A5V4 Label Action Missing

    I am in design mode for a label. All settings work except the action. Nothing happens...

    Any suggestions welcome. Dorothy

  • #2
    RE: A5V4 Label Action Missing


    What do you mean by, "Nothing happens"? does this mean you can oprn up the Actyion, entyer some code and the code doesn't work? Does it mean you can't get into Actions at all? Please tell us exactly what you're doing.

    TYVM :) kenn

    Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.


    • #3
      RE: A5V4 Label Action Missing

      I created a label and it print previews and prints correctly. I would like to have an on exit action to record the date and time of printing into fields in my table.

      When I click on action - literally nothing happens. The editor does NOT open. In all other instances in this app that I am developing, the action button works as expected. Just not in the label design mode.

      Any suggestions?



      • #4
        RE: A5V4 Label Action Missing


        To the best of my knowledge, there are no actions for labels.

        You would need to attach the script to the button that initiates the print job, if there is one.

        Of coarse, using a script, you could only mark the batch of records as printed, not mark each record one at a time as the corresponding label is printed.



        • #5
          RE: A5V4 Label Action Missing


          That is an interesting observation. No actions on printing labels. So why is there an action button listed?

          But knowing this, I can call in the label printing in a different way. Back to the drawing board...




          • #6
            RE: A5V4 Label Action Missing

            While the action menu item is present in label design mode, there are no actions for labels. However, I think you would be better off doing this another way. If you have a script that records printing a report, label or letter and the printer freezes, the scipt can continue and record the record as printed when in fact only a few of the records actually made it to the printer. When I print reports, letters, etc, I create a starting variable. That way, if half print and the printer stops, I can restart at the halfway point without printing what has already been printed. Then, when the total job is complete, the operator presses another button to record the fact that the letter, label etc was printed.


            • #7
              RE: A5V4 Label Action Missing


              Excellent suggestion. I'll work that into the scheme.




              • #8
                RE: A5V4 Label Action Missing

                Ohlen, you state:

                When I print reports, letters, etc, I create a starting variable.....

                It sounds like you may have something worthy of a tip here. Would you consider submitting it as a tip with a bit more detail?

                To get to the TIPS section, click on the ALPHA logo to get to the main site and then click on the TIPS tab.