You can manage the printing orders. You can define the printing job, including the label information, the number of labels, and the printing destination. You can execute the printing order right after the creation or later.


List of Procedures


Creating a Printing Order


Before You Begin


Make sure that:

  • You have enough serial numbers available in the pool.
  • You have configured a printing destination.
  • You have configured a printing template.

If you want to print the order immediately after creation, make sure that the printer belonging to the printing destination is active.


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select Labels --> Orders tab. The application displays the list of printing orders and the Create order form.


Note: When viewing the details of a printing order, you can open the Create order form by clicking Create.



2. Fill in the form as described below. The required fields are marked with an asterisk (*) in the form.


FieldDescription
Order IDEnter the order ID. Free-form text field.
Select product code schemaSelect the product code schema. You can only select GTIN.
Select productSelect a product code. The application provides the list of product codes registered in the system.
BatchSelect a batch for the product code. The application lists the released batches for the product code.
Expiration DateThe application automatically fills in the expiration date based on the data registered in the system for that batch. It is not possible to manually change the expiration date.
QuantityEnter the number of labels you want to print.
Printing template

Select a label template. The application provides a list of the previously configured label templates.


The template defines the printing format that the printer has to apply when printing the labels for the order.

Printing destinationSelect the printing destination where the labels are going to be printed. The application provides a list of the previously configured printing destinations.


3. Click Save. The order is created and added to the list. The application displays a dialog to confirm if you want to print the order.



4. Click Yes to print the labels immediately. Click No if you want to print the labels later by releasing the order to the printing destination.


Note: If the printer is not active, it cannot print the label. In this case, the application displays an error message with instructions to activate the printer. The order goes to Open status that you can release to the printing destination after the printer is active.


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Searching for a Printing Order


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select Labels --> Orders tab. The application displays the list of printing orders.


2. Enter the printing order name in the search field and select the status.

  • The list of the destinations is filtered based on the search criteria.
  • You can reset the filter by clicking the Reset filters icon.


3. Select the printing order to view its details.


In the following example, we are searching for "Order-002" and are viewing its details:




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Updating a Printing Order


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select Labels --> Orders tab. The application displays the list of printing orders.


2. Find and select the printing order in the list you want to update.


3. Modify the required fields in the Update order form.


FieldDescription
Order IDEnter the order ID. Free-form text field.
Select product code schemaSelect the product code schema. You can only select GTIN.
Select productSelect a product code. The application provides the list of product codes registered in the system.
BatchSelect a batch for the product code. The application lists the released batches for the product code.
Expiration DateThe application automatically fills in the expiration date based on the data registered in the system for that batch. It is not possible to manually change the expiration date.
QuantityEnter the number of labels you want to print.
Printing template

Select a label template. The application provides a list of the previously configured label templates.


The template defines the printing format that the printer has to apply when printing the labels for the order.

Printing destinationSelect the printing destination where the labels are going to be printed. The application provides a list of the previously configured printing destinations.


4. Click Update.



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Releasing a Printing Order to Print the Labels

When an order is not executed right after the creation, it is added to the list and is in Open status. You can release the order to the printing destination manually to print the labels.


Before You Begin


Make sure that the printer belonging to the printing destination is active.


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select Labels --> Orders tab. The application displays the list of printing orders.


2. Find the printing order in the list you want to release to the printing destination.


Example:



3. Under Action column, click Release order and confirm the action. The order is executed at the printing destination.



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Deleting a Printing Order


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select Labels --> Orders tab. The application displays the list of printing orders.


2. Find the printing order in the list you want to delete.


Example:



3. Click the delete icon and confirm the deletion by clicking Yes.



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