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  Michael B
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  Apr 19, 2021 @ 09:55am

I am looking for a way to have WWWC discover what printers are available at a USERS workstation so that I can output a report via printer 1 and a label via printer 2. I know that VFP has this function APRINTERS(gaPrinters) available.

The use case is a warehouse fulfillment system, whereby we print a packing slip on a laser printer, and a shipping label on a zebra label printer.

The idea is that the user would set it up once, and then when they click 'print' the browser remembers which printer to use for each document. Shipstation does a great job at this.

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Looking for a recommendation
  Marcel DESMET
  Michael B
  Apr 21, 2021 @ 03:50am

Hello, I solve remote printing with a local foxpro application.

The server post the file to a shared cloud space and the local foxpro application detect the file ( with the filedetect in the ..\samples\solutions\europa\wmhandler.vcx ) and automaticaly print the ZPL label with :

SET PRINTER TO NAME (Config.cUPS_Printer)
Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Looking for a recommendation
  Michael B
  Marcel DESMET
  Apr 21, 2021 @ 02:51pm

Clever idea. I was hoping to not force my user to do any 'heavy lifting' with an exe we send through the browser. I was looking for a pure client approach. I assume there is some javascript that might be able to do this as a hack of some kind.

Thanks for the suggestion, I will work on it as a backup plan.

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