We didn't invent this issue I am sure

jdcmwilson

Well Known Member
We didn\'t invent this issue I am sure

JDE List,

We are attempting to automatically print OW Scheduler output to specific
printers at different Warehouses and we know that the Scheduler (available
in Xe I guess) does not support this function.

What we are attempting to do is take the .pdfs (Scheduler is running on an
NT App Server) and "read" the filename and then print to a specific printer
based on the printer name. We will then change an attribute (maybe the A
attrib) of that file and then wait for another file and repeat the process
again.

Does anyone have a better idea (I am sure they are out there) or does anyone
have an idea of how I might implement this without creating the whole
solution from scratch?

I don't believe that I can print Adobe Acrobat .pdf files from a command
prompt so I am not sure what my options are. Does anyone know of a good
"polling" program that will allow me to do different things with the files
that are "polled", etc.?

Thanks in advance!


OW B73.3.2 SP10
AS400 V4R4
4 - NT 4.0 App Servers
4 - TSE 4.0 App Servers - 100 users total
500 users total

James Wilson
CNC Consultant

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SSAJAROFF

Reputable Poster
RE: We didn\'t invent this issue I am sure

James :

OneWorld will not solve what you need.
I still don't understand why can't OneWorld send its local printing output
to a specific
printer. Even old DOS applications can do it!
I had to code a small Visual Basic application that runs "forever" polling
periodically
the PrintQueue directory and send the PDF to the respective printer. It's
not very difficult
to do (half a day) but it's very annoying to me.

Yours, Sebastian

-----Mensaje original-----
De: jdcmwilson [mailto:jdcmwilson@hotmail.com]
Enviado el: Martes, 09 de Enero de 2001 07:51 p.m.
Para: jdelistml@jdelist.com
Asunto: We didn't invent this issue I am sure ~~0:3624


JDE List,

We are attempting to automatically print OW Scheduler output to specific
printers at different Warehouses and we know that the Scheduler (available
in Xe I guess) does not support this function.

What we are attempting to do is take the .pdfs (Scheduler is running on an
NT App Server) and "read" the filename and then print to a specific printer
based on the printer name. We will then change an attribute (maybe the A
attrib) of that file and then wait for another file and repeat the process
again.

Does anyone have a better idea (I am sure they are out there) or does anyone

have an idea of how I might implement this without creating the whole
solution from scratch?

I don't believe that I can print Adobe Acrobat .pdf files from a command
prompt so I am not sure what my options are. Does anyone know of a good
"polling" program that will allow me to do different things with the files
that are "polled", etc.?

Thanks in advance!


OW B73.3.2 SP10
AS400 V4R4
4 - NT 4.0 App Servers
4 - TSE 4.0 App Servers - 100 users total
500 users total

James Wilson
CNC Consultant

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MSiebenschuh

Well Known Member
RE: We didn\'t invent this issue I am sure

I'll say it one more time - get rid of scheduler and use the runube command
with your OS scheduler. It works great, gives greater flexibility, and THE
KEY IN YOUR CASE is that you can tell it what printer to print to when its
done. I see lots of posts about problems with scheduler and then of course
JDE goes and changes it with a SP or upgrade to really throw some users for
a loop. We started using CRON (the UNIX scheduler) back in B732 when I
finally got to frustrated with why scheduler was failing intermittently.
I've never been happier. We have multiple nightly reports that we run for
multiple branches that arrive nice and neat on each of their respective
printers every morning without fail. Try it you'll like it. No custom
polling apps sucking up CPU or development time, no failed starts, no extra
maintenance - what could be better. I'm not sure what the AS400 scheduler
name is. NT is the AT command and UNIX uses CRON.

Mark Siebenschuh
HP9000/Oracle8.0.5/B733 Base (XE on the way)
 

jelchuk

Member
RE: We didn\'t invent this issue I am sure

We are creating one version for each warehouse and hardcoding the printer in
the version's report design. This seems to work fine for us.
 

Larry_Jones

Legendary Poster
Re: We didn\'t invent this issue I am sure

James,

a very expensive solution to your problem would be to use Optio (unless you already have it). Optio has a great deal of flexibility when it comes to doing things like this - but it's not something you install and use in just 1 day either.

My 2 cents,

Larry Jones
ljones@wagstaff.com
OneWorld B733.1, SP 11.3
HPUX 11, Oracle SE 8.1.6
 

kpapenfuss

Active Member
Re: We didn\'t invent this issue I am sure

I went to the website, www.slik.co.nz, that was listed in a previous reply (... Have a look at www.slik.co.nz under OneWorld Integration...). My first question is, does it work with an AS/400 as the Enterprise Server? Second, are there any companies on JDEList that are using this software? Third, what support is available in the United States? And finally, does anyone know of any other scheduling products (full featured) that are capable of working with OneWorld?

Thank you,
Keith Papenfuss
The Vollrath Co, LLC
B7331/Xe, AS/400, NT, TSE


Keith Papenfuss
The Vollrath Co., LLC
 

jgb35

Member
Re: We didn\'t invent this issue I am sure

Greetings,

If its NT you are using, here's an idea for you:

Caveat, I've never tried it in this scenario...

You might write batch file which would set up a conditional redirect of
output from your current printer to that other printer in your network via a
NET USE command. Your script would need to be set up such that the NET USE
command is NOT persistent, otherwise you'd need to undo the NET USE after
the print job completed (via another script?). Once you've created this
batch file, you could call it via Scheduler (JDE's or NT's, depending on
your needs).

There's more than one way to skin a cat, and this is surely not the most
elegant way to do it... I think it should work though.

Please let me know if this sounds reasonable, and/or if you have any
success w. it, as I may need to try it myself one of these days.
Cheers - John B.
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