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DPA to PDF - Maximo 7.5.X
Direct Print Attachments directly to a single PDF file without being prompted for each file/segment.
December 18, 2013
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Koshy San
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I have a requirement where we need to print the work order print report and all of its attachments to one pdf file. I have setup the DPA and it is working fine as long as it is a physical printer.

If I add a virtual printer like a Cute PDF printer for example - it will prompt me to save the report for each work order and each attachment present against the workorder.

 

If I print about 50 work orders at the one time; I need to enter a file name and click it at the minimum 50 times plus all of the attachments.

 

Would welcome any suggestions or tools that will be useful here.

 

June 23, 2014
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Koshy San said
I have a requirement where we need to print the work order print report and all of its attachments to one pdf file. I have setup the DPA and it is working fine as long as it is a physical printer.

If I add a virtual printer like a Cute PDF printer for example - it will prompt me to save the report for each work order and each attachment present against the workorder.

 

If I print about 50 work orders at the one time; I need to enter a file name and click it at the minimum 50 times plus all of the attachments.

 

Would welcome any suggestions or tools that will be useful here.

 

I am using Black Ice Printer driver and its working fine with me.  I am printing WOs in PDF in batches of 100 including the attachments. It also allow me to append the WOs in the same file if the file name is not changed.  

The printer driver can be found at:

http://www.blackice.com/Printe.....oducts.htm

I hope it works for you. 

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August 27, 2014
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Yup I am using the same print spooler and works well.
Investigated changing the bean classes and stuff - getting too messy...

I mean from a reporting of view, Maximo is very primitive with BIRT.

IBM wants you to buy Cognos....

August 28, 2014
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You can also try PDF Creator. It is free and has some options for automatic file naming.

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