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Mike Wright

Member Since 06 Feb 2003
Offline Last Active Jan 21 2016 07:34 AM

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In Topic: Barcode Printing

28 September 2006 - 02:32 PM


We print barcodes (to identification labels mainly) - and we use dedicated Zebra printers.

There's quite a few printer types out there that can handle barcodes. You just need to know the corresponding programming language (ZPL II in the case of zebra printers) and chuck the code straight at the printer (we write it to an ascii file and output with lp -d in Unix). There's also simple GUI based code generators for most of these barcode printers, which takes a lot of the clever work away (which is nice)

I'm sure there's other ways of generating barcodes - this is just ours.



In Topic: .pro file contents

14 September 2006 - 06:48 AM

You should think about registering as a user on this forum then - people tend to pay less heed to anonymous posters (no offence meant to 'old fart' and 'tight sheep' though, those guys rule ! )


In Topic: ProIV Version 6 - Stress test fault

13 September 2006 - 07:29 AM

The same happened to us. It looked like a quality product at first, but after a couple of weeks we realised it was poorly built and things started to fall apart. They can't blame our network this time !


In Topic: functions not calculating correctly

05 September 2006 - 03:08 PM

Just one thought - is it possible the functions had been modified (albeit wrongly) in the past but not genned?

This way, the genning would cause the problem. This has happened to us a couple of times in the past. You could always try to get a backup of the functions from a while back to check.

Failing that, fill the functions with user messages to check what numbers are being passed around. It might take a while, but you should solve it this way.

Good Luck


In Topic: ITIL Certification

23 May 2006 - 12:56 PM

Sit next to someone clever when you take the exam