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How to Make SENTINEL Send Output to Files Instead of Printers – Instructional Article

Summary

This Reference Article defines and explains how to make SENTINEL send output to files instead of printers.

Information

**** Note: Using the feature demonstrated in this article may violate Teklynx licensing agreement. It should be used only with specific authorization from Teklynx. ****

This feature in SENTINEL allows user to have the printout from SENTINEL directed to a text file on demand.  It assumes that the printing method is using File capture method.

Insert the following line in the text file.

@JOB_NAME=><Filename – full path>

In a normal print job, the line may looks something like this:

@JOB_NAME=EBS-TC_administrator_80eadc7d-64de-4da5-b6d3-ba72bd8dfaf5

Note that there is no > after the =.

If you are using XML file, the line you should use is:

<JobName>&gt;<Filename full path></JobName>

 

Examples

Text File:

SENTINEL
Product:123
@LABEL_NAME=@:\Desktop\LabelArchive\CODESOFT\FORM_77248_SL.lab
@PRINTER_NAME=Bullzip PDF Printer,BULLZIP
@LABEL_QUANTITY=1
@LABEL_COPY=1
@JOB_NAME=>c:\Test.txt
@IMAGE_MODE=0
BATCH NO. /DOCUMENT NO. :=”1810240002″
JN=””
PRODUCT NAME/MATERIAL NAME :=”Test Product”
UPDATEDBY=””
END

XML:

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″ ?>
<LabelType type=”ShipperCaseLabel”>
<Printer>LBLPRT1</Printer>
<LabelName>@:\Desktop\LabelArchive\CODESOFT\Pompeya\Demo.lab</LabelName>
<JobName>&gt;E:\demo.zpl</JobName>
<Labels>
<Article>640001839</Article>
<Batch>Batch01</Batch>
<ExpDate>Ago 2022</ExpDate>
<Quantity>140</Quantity>
<IndividualLabel/>
</Labels>
</LabelType>

Updated on November 15, 2018

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