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Member Since 30 Apr 2003
Offline Last Active Oct 04 2006 11:21 AM

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In Topic: Barcode Printing

02 October 2006 - 04:20 PM

Not sure if you are Windows or Unix based. We have done it in Windows by creating an acscii file that contains the 11 ascii codes required to print the next n characters as a barcode. We use OKI printers.

This ascii file we call barcode11.txt and we keep in the root directory of all clients that need to print barcodes.

We then #X=System("GUI copy c:\barcode11.txt LPT1:")

The first thing PRO-IV prints then is the delivery note number which is printed as a barcode. The printer will then revert to normal printing.

This doesn't seem to upset the line count in the report.

It works!


Mike Lowcock

In Topic: CSV to screen via RPTOPT

05 December 2003 - 02:56 PM

we have fixed it, it can be done with @RPTOPT='5,CRT:OUTFMT:D' but SET_RPTOPT doesn't seem to work!

Mike :xmas:

In Topic: Bus & Tasks and firewalls

30 November 2003 - 07:41 PM

Opening ports 1000-2000 going out shouldn't pose a threat. You are only opening port 5432 coming in.

Is the client firewalled? If so not sure how you handle the 1000-2000 port range on that.


In Topic: End Of Life - Native ProIV!!

23 November 2003 - 02:54 PM

We have just moved from 2.2 to 5.5 of PRO-IV. I have developed over the last 10 years in Pro-Aide. We were just about to abandon PRO-IV completely because of it's lack of GUI functionality.

The GUI functionality is what our end users want. Easy integration with Outlook, Excel etc. When first shown GUI in PRO-IV we said no. It was graphical but it wasn't Windows.

But PRO-IV is moving on. ActiveX is beginning to give PRO-IV the functionality to produce modern GUI based applications. We only devlop for our in house users but software houses out there developing applications to sell alongside VB / Delphi developed applications must surely want a modern look and feel to their applications.

The latest version of VIP has a proper tree structure object on the Structure tab to allow you to navigate around the function. The new logic editor is a big improvment on the current version. There's a pop-up screen showing properties of the object name you are defining when you type in the ".". You can split the screen to see 2 views of the same logic - look at the top while adding code to the bottom.

I have just seen the contents of an Outlook .pst in a PRO-IV paging screen. You can access the inbox, contacts, task lists. It will fire off a standard e-mail screen or you can now program your own. MS Outlook fully integrated into PRO-IV.

I don't think PRO-IV is dead I think it's just coming back to life ;)

I'm 53 and for me VIP is great. It has a recent's list. It remembers what I was doing yesterday, in fact it remebers what I was doing 10 minutes ago which at my age is more a problem :D .

In Topic: RPTOPT

29 October 2003 - 10:55 PM

It's my understanding that you can now also use rptopt in the report itself, but only in logic in.

Mike <_<