V8 and Bartender shipping labels

"It's really kind of cool. Now if I could just figure out how to make
Vantage pass some other useful things to BarTender, life would be
wonderful!"



(This is the abridged version)

If you go into the System Management à Company Maintenance à Report Data Definition, open the label that you wish to edit. Then duplicate it under the actions menu. Give it a new name, and you are able to add tables, fields, etc. to that label. Edit bartender to call that new data, and there you go. Once you have the extra data that you wish to use, Open "Report Style" and select your new data definition as the default.



From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Lynn Thomas 83
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 10:45 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Re: V8 and Bartender shipping labels



Don't know if this is still an issue, but....

You can edit most, or maybe all, of those features in the BarTender
label format itself. I'm not an expert at it, but I'm learning fast
(one-woman Vantage implementation team). Assuming you have BarTender
software and not just the runtime version, it works generally this way:

Open BarTender and the shipping label (mfgsys803\Server\reports
directory; file extension is .btw)

Select, or add, the label items you need to edit.
Right-click and choose 'Properties'
Choose the 'Data Source' tab
There's a dropdown list of options, including scripts and Time, in
addition to Screen Data and Database Field, which you'd sort of expect
as basic choices. The 'More Options' button brings up a tiny window
with useful tabs related to serialization, prompting, min and max
lengths, and so forth.

It's really kind of cool. Now if I could just figure out how to make
Vantage pass some other useful things to BarTender, life would be
wonderful!

Hope this helps.

Lynn Thomas
SAIC

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> , "hoomail4me" <hoomail4me@...> wrote:
>
> Anyone using Bartender for printing shipping labels in V8?
>
> 1) I have yet to determine how to serialize our labels - our AIAG
> standard requirement calls for a unique computer generated serial
> number on each label.
> 2) Each PACK line produces a label. How can run-time data be entered
> per line to get it on the label - shipping location, dock number, ASN
> number, trigger number. These are not known until it comes time to
> create the PACK and print labels and may be "unique" PER LABEL/PACK
> LINE. Requirements are also unique per customer/ship to.
>
> Would appreciate any input.
>





[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
Anyone using Bartender for printing shipping labels in V8?

1) I have yet to determine how to serialize our labels - our AIAG
standard requirement calls for a unique computer generated serial
number on each label.
2) Each PACK line produces a label. How can run-time data be entered
per line to get it on the label - shipping location, dock number, ASN
number, trigger number. These are not known until it comes time to
create the PACK and print labels and may be "unique" PER LABEL/PACK
LINE. Requirements are also unique per customer/ship to.

Would appreciate any input.
Don't know if this is still an issue, but....

You can edit most, or maybe all, of those features in the BarTender
label format itself. I'm not an expert at it, but I'm learning fast
(one-woman Vantage implementation team). Assuming you have BarTender
software and not just the runtime version, it works generally this way:

Open BarTender and the shipping label (mfgsys803\Server\reports
directory; file extension is .btw)

Select, or add, the label items you need to edit.
Right-click and choose 'Properties'
Choose the 'Data Source' tab
There's a dropdown list of options, including scripts and Time, in
addition to Screen Data and Database Field, which you'd sort of expect
as basic choices. The 'More Options' button brings up a tiny window
with useful tabs related to serialization, prompting, min and max
lengths, and so forth.

It's really kind of cool. Now if I could just figure out how to make
Vantage pass some other useful things to BarTender, life would be
wonderful!

Hope this helps.

Lynn Thomas
SAIC

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "hoomail4me" <hoomail4me@...> wrote:
>
> Anyone using Bartender for printing shipping labels in V8?
>
> 1) I have yet to determine how to serialize our labels - our AIAG
> standard requirement calls for a unique computer generated serial
> number on each label.
> 2) Each PACK line produces a label. How can run-time data be entered
> per line to get it on the label - shipping location, dock number, ASN
> number, trigger number. These are not known until it comes time to
> create the PACK and print labels and may be "unique" PER LABEL/PACK
> LINE. Requirements are also unique per customer/ship to.
>
> Would appreciate any input.
>