NiceLabel 2019 unable to execute JOB File?

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PrintAByte
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NiceLabel 2019 unable to execute JOB File?

Post by PrintAByte » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:06 pm

Is there any way to start a JOB File on Doubleclick or Context and execute like the simple way in every previous NiceLabel Version?
I try to find a Trigger or something but found nothing.
Any Suggestions?

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Re: NiceLabel 2019 unable to execute JOB File?

Post by Kyleodonnell » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:57 pm

PrintAByte,

That functionality has been removed from the Nicelabel 2019 Designer
https://www.nicelabel.com/support/knowl ... icelabel-6

However, you can execute Job files through automation, we have a sample that gets installed here
C:\Users\Public\Documents\NiceLabel 2019\Automation\Samples\Command files

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Re: NiceLabel 2019 unable to execute JOB File?

Post by PrintAByte » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:48 pm

Exactly what i was afraid of. #-o
It was the reason to buy the expensive licence of the Automation Modul:
"You can use NiceLabel Automation to automate label printing with JOB files."
But even in this Part of NiceLabel the behaviour of the old JOB Files can't be used.

Just for understanding right:
It is not longer supported to direct start a JOB File.
The work arround is to look at the File change or create event of the *.job File and use it as trigger.

It's on this way not longer possible for the User to control when the Job is executed, it will be executed allready when (for example) i transfer the JOB File via FTP to the Printing Server Computer.
If all this is right, pls tell your development team it's a big step back from NiceLabel 6 to the 2019 version.
I was using already Dynamic Publisher and Label Gallery since 2001.
The JOB Files are oldschool but easy to use, so just on moment silence for it.... :-$ ..... now RIP JOB File

thx PrintAByte

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Re: NiceLabel 2019 unable to execute JOB File?

Post by Kyleodonnell » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:21 pm

PrintAbyte,

You can use powerforms as well as there is an action called "Run command file" You could map the action to a button and a user can click on the button to run the job file. As the software was rewritten in .NET in 2017, there was a reason that functionality does not exist in the designer. We can ask for a feature request, however it may not be implemented.

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Re: NiceLabel 2019 unable to execute JOB File?

Post by PrintAByte » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:23 pm

Thx for your reply,
to explain the reason why non of your suggestions will help me, actually i'm doing the following:
1. Label design in town A by myself
2. Testing on Labels in town A
3. Transfer Label's to town B via FTP

Starting Production in town B
4. Data creation in MySQL in town A.
5. Transfer Data to town B's MySQL
6. Creation of several JOB Files for several Labels in some Folder's
7. Transfer the Folder's via FTP
8. depending on what Format the User want's to print in town B he select the right JOB Files and simply execute them
9. next Format/next Selection next execution
10. Clear up and push all printed JOB Files in a Folder called "Done".

Now the User in town B has to open a Piece of Software, select on Printjob after another in the Software....
Perhaps Powerforms can solve this, but what about town C and town D which are working the explained way over years?
Please if you have the possibility to reimplement the old feature try this request. In .NET it will be easy.

thx PrintAByte

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Re: NiceLabel 2019 unable to execute JOB File?

Post by Kyleodonnell » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:15 pm

PrintAbyte,

We have put in a feature request for this feature to possibly be implemented back into the software.

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