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Labels on Zebra Printer

Hi,

I read the topic in this forum dealing with barcodes and Zebra printers. I was wondering if the BAR-ONE software from Zebra is also required to print a label from Smartforms to a Zebra Printer. Someone told me that I would need to use special characters so that the Zebra printer can understand them.

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Eric

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  • Posted on Dec 13, 2004 at 02:34 PM

    I have written SAPscript to print labels to Zebra printers. Yes, you will have to write special code. You put all the code in one window(MAIN) of the sapscript form. Here is a sample of the code.

    Don't be scared, once you understand the codes, its really easy. There should be a programmers guide shipped with the printer.

    Regards,

    Rich Heilman

    ^MNN

    ^XA

    FT100,150A0N,150,160FD&ROUTE&FS

    FT850,100A0N,80,80FD&LIKP-LFDAT&FS

    FT100,280A0N,100,100FDCST: &LAST4&FS

    FT100,380A0N,100,100^FDSHP: &VTTP-TKNUM&

    FT860,380A0N,150,150FD&TRACK&FS

    FT50,550A0N,150,160FD &VBAK-VBELN&FS

    FT760,550A0N,150,160FDL# &LINE_ITEM&FS

    FT125,895GB1000,200,20,B^FS

    FT175,830A0N,100,100^FD &CABINET_BRAND& ^FS

    FT220,1050A0N,150,150FD &CANCELLED&FS

    FT100,1000A0N,75,75FD&ADRC-NAME1&FS

    FT100,1080A0N,60,55FD&ADRC-STREET&FS

    FT100,1160A0N,60,55FD&CSZ& &ADRC-HOUSE_NUM1&FS

    FT100,1300A0N,60,55FDPO#: &VBAK-BSTNK&FS

    FT100,1400A0N,50,30FDTAG: &TAG1&FS

    FT100,1600A0N,150,120FD&MAKT-MAKTX& &CTAB-HINGE&FS

    FT100,1680A0N,50,50FD&FREE_TEXT_LINE1&FS

    FT100,1750A0N,50,50FD&FREE_TEXT_LINE2&FS

    FT100,1820A0N,50,50FD&FREE_TEXT_LINE3&FS

    FT100,1925A0N,100,100FD&FREE_TEXT_LINE4&FS

    FT100,2030A0N,50,50FDDelivery Date: &LIKP-LFDAT&FS

    FT825,2030A0N,50,50FD&L_MSG&FS

    FT100,2130A0N,50,50FDWeight: &MARA-BRGEW&FS

    FT825,2130A0N,50,50FDPackage of: &MAGRV& &UOM&FS

    FO100,2200B3N,N,250,N,NFD&BARCODE_VALUE&FS

    FT200,2500A0N,50,50FD&BARCODE_VALUE&FS

    FT900,2300A0N,100,100FD&PLANT&FS

    FT850,2780A0N,600,600FD&BACKORDER?&FS

    ^XZ

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    Posted on Dec 13, 2004 at 03:29 PM

    it it also very simple if you use the bar one software. I use ONLY the free version, not the SAP specific verion. I create the label in WYSIWYG mode, and print to disk. (make sure you set up the zebra as your default printer before you do this). Bar one will spit all of the ZPL (zebra printer language code) out for you.

    When i design the label, i put in placeholders for my data, such as material number, etc.

    After i print to disk, i bring the text file into smartforms, in the main window, as previosuly stated, and replace the placeholders with my data fields.

    It is very simple, easy, and FREE...

    The other option is to hand code the ZPL, but this is a lot of work, IMHO.

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    Posted on Dec 13, 2004 at 08:02 PM

    Thanks for the responses. They have been VERY helpful.

    Eric

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  • Posted on Dec 14, 2004 at 05:18 AM

    Also have a look at OSS note 750002. It describes a solution where you can do native ZPL directly from SmartForms. Basicially there are print devices in SAP that support ZPL (even Unicode). This note also lists the required support packages and kernel levels for doing this on releases 46C-640.

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