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Printing labels from NAV 2013r2

  • 1.  Printing labels from NAV 2013r2

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Dec 28, 2018 01:21 PM
    Hello folks,

    I hope a few of you had definitely used the Labels module in NAV. There are different programs like bartender, Labelmatrix for barcode label printing.

    I am wondering if I could leverage the Labels functionality directly from NAV. This eliminates creating a separate database and helps fasten the process.Also, if if any of the values changes in NAV and is not reported immediately, i will have to change the data on the labels later. This is time consuming and delaying the process of printing labels.

    I am not sure how to start working with it. But I have an idea of how each Label is divided into zones and zone codes.

    I have not found tutorials online.
    Any ideas/materials on HOW To will be highly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance,

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    Archana K
    Business Systems Analyst
    American Labelmark Company (Labelmaster)
    Chicago IL
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  • 2.  RE: Printing labels from NAV 2013r2

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Dec 31, 2018 10:33 AM
    Hello,

    We use the Lanham E-Ship NAV labels for making different shipping labels.  We have a NAV report that prints labels with barcodes to Zebra LP2844 desktop printers for assembly order labels and we use BarTender to print UPC labels to two different printers attached to one PC.  The BarTender software either connects to a SQL view or table so the data is always up-to-date.  The SQL connection is very fast and the support folks at BarTender were very helpful in setting this up.

    What type of labels are you looking to print?



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    Jeane Meade
    IT/DBM
    Sheldons', Inc.
    Antigo WI
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  • 3.  RE: Printing labels from NAV 2013r2

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Dec 31, 2018 11:34 AM
    I am looking to print a customer specific label(Core Label), with the PO number, Item No, PO number, DATE, UOM etc going onto the label.

    We internally use bartender, Labelmatrix and a SQL Database with Acess UI for printing different labels.

    I think it would be nicer to print the Item label, Shipping label directly from NAV as the data is up to date and the label pulls up the current system data.

    Do you guys know how the Labels module is used in NAV?

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    Archana Kulla
    Business Systems Analyst
    American Labelmark Company (Labelmaster)
    Chicago IL
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  • 4.  RE: Printing labels from NAV 2013r2

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Dec 31, 2018 11:47 AM
    From your description, I would think a NAV report would accomplish what you want with more flexibility than with that of the NAV E-Ship labels.

    Would there be one label per item on the PO or print a report for all items on the PO, but one label per item?  What would the trigger be if there were multiple items on a PO, but only select items needed to be printed? What type of printer? What are the label dimensions and format - continuous or sheet fed?  Will barcodes be needed?  Who will be printing the labels, shipping department or order processing?

    The more info about your project, the better we can help.

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    Jeane Meade
    IT/DBM
    Sheldons', Inc.
    Antigo WI
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  • 5.  RE: Printing labels from NAV 2013r2

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Dec 31, 2018 11:14 AM
    We use labelview and connect it to Nav. I tested a very basic label in labelview with a simple sql connection to sql.

    I've had complaints that it's slow from the users who are actually making labels, but I think it may be the way their connecting.

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    Joshua McGee
    Information Systems Manager
    Cover-Pools, Inc
    West Valley City UT
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  • 6.  RE: Printing labels from NAV 2013r2

    Posted Dec 31, 2018 11:33 AM
    Label printing can accomplished using NAV RDLC reports and bar code fonts. You need to determine your label layout sizes, locations, font sizes, and barcode prefix and suffix.

    There is an alternative add-on available that simplifies report creation and performance. You can look at ForNAV report designer.

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    Mary Ellen Simmons
    Liberty Grove Software
    Austin TX
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