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Old March 11th, 2018, 10:37 PM
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Default Writing to a database table

Hi, once connected to a database table and retrieving data, is there a way to write to each record in the table to set a flag to say that the record is printed?

We have a database app which updates a table. We don't want the same records printed each time. In the event that we need a record reprinted, we could unset the "printed" flag for that record.

Is this possible?
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Old March 12th, 2018, 02:06 PM
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Default Re: Writing to a database table

Accessing a database from FusionPro is a read-only operation. There's no way to write back to a database. Though in FusionPro VDP 10, you can write back to an ExternalDataFileEx object if it's in a flat-file (tab- or comma-delimited) format.

Also, technically, composing a record in FusionPro is not the same as "printing" it. Some print shops put a barcode on each output page, then scan the printed output to track which pages printed successfully or not so they can reprint pages. But it sounds like you're trying to remember which records were already composed. To me, that suggests a FusionPro VDP Server workflow, where your own application code both keeps track of what's been composed, and automatically invokes FusionPro VDP as needed.
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