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Bulk print or save of documents relating to many projects

  • 1.  Bulk print or save of documents relating to many projects

    Posted 08-28-2017 16:33
    Hello, here is the challenge which I am grappling with- My company deals with many projects at one time. Each "project" table has a child, "document" table. This corresponds to real life, where each project has many documents. Weekly, we would like to print all documents related to a large (50 and up) number of projects, or at least save them all to one large file. Is there any way to do this?  I can easily run a report which contains only the projects which I would like to print, but how can I extract the docs from all of those projects?


  • 2.  RE: Bulk print or save of documents relating to many projects

    Posted 08-28-2017 17:15
    Internet Explorer (Not Edge) has an option in the print dialog to print all linked documents that looks like this:



     So if you created a code page that had a series of hyperlinks to all the documents you wanted to print you could print them all at once using the above print dialog option:
    <a href="bmtpmuqap?a=q&qid=1&dlta=pr~fl6.7.8.9.10.~">report 1</a>
    <a href="bmtpm79wg?a=q&qid=1&dlta=pr~fl6.7.8.9.10.~">report 2</a>
    You can try it yourself using my page:

    https://haversineconsulting.quickbase.com/db/bmtpmup9q?a=dbpage&pagename=print.html

    When forming your URLs for the <a> elements leave off the ridlist parameter.

    If you want more features or non-default print options you would have to use the print option about but include some script to overcome the annoying dialogs that popup when attempting to print.


  • 3.  RE: Bulk print or save of documents relating to many projects

    Posted 08-28-2017 22:10
    You can also try contacting Juiced, if you are willing to use 3rd party add on.


  • 4.  RE: Bulk print or save of documents relating to many projects

    Posted 08-28-2017 23:00
    I have used them in the past for a similar project.