AW: Printing an existing PDF saved to database Omnis 10

Rudolf Bargholz rudolf at bargholz.ch
Mon Mar 13 17:03:28 UTC 2023


Hi Max,

If you RIGHT-MOUSE-CLICK on your PDF file in the Windows Explorer, do you have the option to "Print" the document? In effect this is the same logic as the logic below that Mike suggested. Perhaps you default PDF device has overridden this behavior in Windows and is preventing the automatic print of your PDF file using the "print" command.

Regards

Rudolf Bargholz

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I just tried it with 'print' instead of open and it seems like nothing happened sadly
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Subject: Re: Printing an existing PDF saved to database Omnis 10

Hello Phil,

In our Windows code, we have #NULL where you have 'print'.  So far, we only simply open the file, which might be the default option.  For OSX, we use  an AppleScript that Andy H worked up, so I'm looking at changing that verb from Open to print to see if it is that simple.

Maybe :)

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On 13 Mar 2023, at 16:48, Phil (OmnisList) <phil at pgpotter.co.uk<mailto:phil at pgpotter.co.uk>> wrote:

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Hi Max,

Yes, that is what I was referring to...

Call DLL ('Shell32.dll','ShellExecuteW',0,'print',pPath,chr(0),chr(0),1)



regards
Phil Potter
Based in Chester in the UK.

On 13/03/2023 16:44, Max Hattenback wrote:
Hi Phil,
This file handler object doesn't have any methods that have to do with printing, I was thinking there might be some other similar DLL call I could use but I don't know what.
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Subject: Re: Printing an existing PDF saved to database Omnis 10

Hi Max,

So its probably using:
Register DLL ('Shell32.dll','ShellExecuteW','IJCCCCJ')

Call DLL ('Shell32.dll','ShellExecuteW',0,'Open',pPath,chr(0),chr(0),1)
Assuming O$10 on a 64bit machine...

Have another method, and change the 'open' to 'print'...
maybe

$PrintFileWithDefaultApp()

regards
Phil Potter
Based in Chester in the UK.

On 13/03/2023 16:35, Max Hattenback wrote:
Hello Phil,
This is for PC. Here is the code i'm using to fetch the PDF Bin from the database and then open it in adobe.



Do PackingSlipDocList.$GetAllRecords(con('WHERE invoice_number = ',iHeaderRow.INVOICE_NUMBER,'AND document_type_id = 9'))

Calculate Path as $ctask.tGlobals.$getTempDocPath

Calculate Path as con(Path,sys(9),PackingSlipList.DOCUMENT_NAME,'.pdf')

Do FileOpsObject.$CreateFile(Path) Returns %%err

Do FileOpsObject.$writefile(PackingSlipDocList.SAVED_DOCUMENT) Returns %%err

Do FileOpsObject.$openfile(Path)

Do FileOpsObject.$closefile()

Do FileHandlerObject.$OpenFileWithDefaultApp(Path)

Inside $OpenFileWithDefaultApp()


If sys(6)='M'|sys(6)='X'

Calculate #F as $runapplescript(con('tell application "Finder" to open "',pPath,'"'))

Else

If isunicode()


Register DLL ('Shell32.dll','ShellExecuteW','IJCCCCJ')

Call DLL ('Shell32.dll','ShellExecuteW',0,'Open',pPath,chr(0),chr(0),1)


Else

Register DLL ("shell32.dll","ShellExecuteA","JJCCCCJ") Returns %%err

Call DLL ("shell32.dll","ShellExecuteA",0,"open",pPath," "," ",1) Returns %%err

End If

End If



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Subject: Re: Printing an existing PDF saved to database Omnis 10

Hi Max,

You don't say Mac or PC, but probably doesn't matter...

When you would normally open the pdf... do you issue some 'open' command?
Can you just change it to a 'print' command?

regards
Phil Potter
Based in Chester in the UK.

On 13/03/2023 16:08, Max Hattenback wrote:
Hello Everyone,
We upload PDFs into our postgres database as binaries, I am able to within Omnis load the data from the PDF, write a file to the local machine and then open the PDF in the default application for PDFs. However, there are scenarios where I would rather send the PDF directly to a printer, so the user doesn't have to make an extra input to print from adobe, is this possible?

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