1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 9, 2016 3:08 AM by bigtom

    Printer Setting for Internet and Local Printing, Multiple Printer

    Handri

      Hello,

       

      I have this environment

      Printer Environment.png

      I made the solution on PC1 (FMP Adv)

      I made a script for printing using the PC1 setting for Printer A.

       

      Sometimes I want to print from my iPad which is connected on Local Network and Internet.

       

      1. How do I set the script to print from  iPad via Filemaker Server (Mac Mini) via Internet and Locally?

      2. How do I set the script to print from PC 1(FMP Adv)   to print to the Label Printer on the other environment via Internet ?

       

       

      Please advice

       

       

      Regards,

       

       

       

      Handri

        • 1. Re: Printer Setting for Internet and Local Printing, Multiple Printer
          bigtom

          FMS does not print, only clients.

           

          Is VPN an option?

           

          Without VPN you can do this with a mac mini print server at each location running a FMP client that has a looping script to handle the printing. If you are traveling anywhere in the world you can print to the printers from an iPad and it takes only a few seconds and not weird iOS dialogs. To set the printer in the script you need to login from the print server the printer is attached to and add the printer from that machine. The alternative is to let is assume the default printer and then use AppleScript to run a shell script to set the default printer to the desired one.

           

          I suppose technically you could run a client on the database server to print to Printer A.

           

          Some more explanation is at Re: Printing with Star Micronics POS Printers