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    Need Help. I am making a software to print barcodes for several packages

    For example one customer needs to send two packages to another customer, He thens goes enter the information and presses print. I already have dialog box that appears and ask how many packages, then the users enters a number and that number is save to a variable. It thens print the label according to the variable save. The issue happens when I send to print it prints more then the variable.

    Any help will be welcome

    Last edited by Yamil Velez; 09-26-2005, 04:40 PM.

  • #2
    Post and example please


    Can you post the code or the database so we can see what you have?
    Last edited by Al Buchholz; 09-26-2005, 04:45 PM. Reason: mis-spoke....(testing thread editing.....;)
    Al Buchholz
    Bookwood Systems, LTD
    Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

    Occam's Razor - KISS
    Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
    Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
    When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.


    • #3
      I've moved this question to A5v6 (just guessing, but it's gotta be closer than Forum Support)

      Lenny Forziati
      Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
      Alpha Software Corporation


      • #4
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        Here is the code that I am working with:

        record_number = current_record_number()
        query.filter = "recno() = " + record_number
        query.order = ""
        dim prmpt_title as c 
        dim prmpt_prompt as c 
        dim prmpt_default as c 
        prmpt_title = "Package Quality"
        prmpt_prompt = "Enter Total Package"
        prmpt_default = ""
        DIM  global qty AS N
        qty = ui_get_number(prmpt_title,prmpt_prompt,prmpt_default)	
        prompt_result = ui_get_print_or_preview("Print ")
        If prompt_result = "Print" then
           dim old_settings as p
           dim new_settings as p
           new_settings.copies = qty
           last_printer = :report.printer_override("\\jrs\hp deskjet 5100 series",new_settings,old_settings)
        Else if prompt_result = "Preview" then 
        End if
        Please any help is welcome
        Last edited by AaronBBrown; 09-27-2005, 05:31 PM.


        • #5

          If you turn on debug() and follow the steps, you may find that the query.filter is not correct.

          Using debug() with these problems is the best way to id and solve them.
          Al Buchholz
          Bookwood Systems, LTD
          Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

          Occam's Razor - KISS
          Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
          Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
          When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.


          • #6
            You should be getting an error if this is your actual code. UI_GET_NUMBER() returns a character string so

            DIM global qty AS N
            qty = ui_get_number(prmpt_title,prmpt_prompt,prmpt_default)

            should generate a variable type mismatch following the above two lines


            qty = val(ui_get_number(prmpt_title,prmpt_prompt,prmpt_default) )
            There can be only one.


            • #7
              Thanks Al Buchholz and Stan Mathews

              I will try this code and solution out tonite and will let you know what happens. Thanks again for the tips