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Sending Reports Directly to a Printer
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Has anyone figured out a way to send a report directly to a Printer? Our application defaults reports to display in the PDF format, the users have other options like HTML and Excel. But a majority of our user base would like to be able to select a report, run it, and have it print without having to view the report.
 
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What OS are you running WebFocus on?
 
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this is for the Windows platform using IE Browser and Java components.
 
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You can write a focexec that has an lpr printing command you can send the file to the printer. However, you can't send a PDF directly to the printer, it needs to be PS (postscript). An example would be
PRINTME.fex
...contents....
DOS lpr -S "printserver ip" -P "printer cue name" -o l filename.ps

go to a command prompt in windows and type lpr /? to get a listing of how to use the lpr command.
 
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