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Thread Is It Possible To Determine If A Report Has Been Sent To The Printer?
Wed, Aug 15 2018 11:58 PMPermanent Link

Frederick Chin

When the back-end generates a PDF for a report and it is displayed in the browser, is there a way to determine if the report has been printed and this information passed back to the EWB application?

I want to limit re-printing of the report and changing a printed report.

Is this a redundant effort because the user could just download the PDF and print it elsewhere?

Thu, Aug 16 2018 4:10 AMPermanent Link

Matthew Jones

Frederick Chin wrote:

> because the user could just download the PDF and print it elsewhere?

I'd say yes. The PDF will be in cache, or in the display component (assuming it is active), or just downloaded. Plus I doubt you can really know if it is printed or not. Plus on some systems I could print it to PDF, and then you are stuck. Or print 100 copies.


Matthew Jones
Thu, Aug 16 2018 5:05 AMPermanent Link

Walter Matte

Tactical Business Corporation


As admirable as you want to be.  Your user could just mock up their own report to look just like yours and pass it off as from your system - while never even using your system.

How are you going to control that.

Thu, Aug 16 2018 9:13 AMPermanent Link

Uli Becker

Funny question. <vbg>

Thu, Aug 16 2018 10:41 AMPermanent Link

Frederick Chin

Hi guys,

Thanks for the comments. All of them made sense, even Uli's. Smile