Label in label

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Label in label

Post by Haukinger » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:30 am

Can I create a label that contains two placeholders where I can print "child labels" (selected based on variables) into when printing the label?

I don't want to create labels for hundreds of possible combinations...

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Re: Label in label

Post by Kyleodonnell » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:19 pm

Haukinger,

Can you elaborate a bit more on what you are referring to as "Child labels" are these separate labels? or is it different information.

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Re: Label in label

Post by Haukinger » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:24 am

Sorry for the late reply. I need to print a label for a device that contains several sub-devices. The device itself as well as each sub-device has a label of its own. Yet I need to print a single label that will be attached to the device (and that contains, somehow, the labels of the sub-devices built into the device, which vary from device to device)

Perhaps I can create a job-file like this:

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LABEL "masterlabel.nlbl"
SET V17="my machine"
SET V19="123456"
PLACEHOLDER "first slot", "deviceA.nlbl"  # put deviceA into slot 1
SET V17="little machine"                  # this is affects only "deviceA.nlbl"
SET V19="234567"                          # also
PLACEHOLDER "second slot", "deviceC.nlbl" # put deviceC into slot 2
SET V17="other machine"                   # only for "deviceC.nlbl"
SET V19="000001"
PRINT 1                                   # prints one master label with the placeholders filled with A and C and all their respective variables
Also, I could assemble the nlbl-file myself, probably, but the contents are password-protected, unfortunately. We cannot create labels for all possible combinations, and we cannot print multiple labels and stick them on one another.

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Re: Label in label

Post by Kyleodonnell » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:01 pm

Haukinger,

If you are going to print labels inside of other labels, you will have to design one large label and design it like it were several smaller labels. The job file you have created would only print the master label.

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Re: Label in label

Post by Haukinger » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:13 pm

Kyle wrote:you will have to design one large label and design it like it were several smaller labels.
Can you expand on this? With several master labels and at least ten different labels for the children, it is impractical to design every possible combination.

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Re: Label in label

Post by Kyleodonnell » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:28 pm

haukinger,

This would be an example
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If you need multiple label designs that are all contained inside the master label. We would need more information on your designs, label setup etc. We ask that you create a case https://www.nicelabel.com/support/technical-support

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Re: Label in label

Post by Saso » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:01 am

Haukinger,

Herre it the "label in label" concept I did a while ago in PowerForms.
The child label is designed as a separate NLBL file.

The form loads the variable data from a table. Some fields from the selected record are used in the main label, some are used in the child label. For each change of record selection, the form creates a JPEG image of the child label and inserts it into the main label into the Picture placeholder.

To create a label as image, I used the built-in action Preview label.
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