Knowledgebase & FAQ
RecFind 6 Colorbar Integration
This article describes the process required to configure Colorbar for label printing in RecFind 6.
The RecFind 6 Colobar integration utilizes the "process" function within RecFind 6. The RecFind 6 Process function allows you to configure custom processes that you wish to apply to records within your database. The process maybe a database stored procedure which you develop, or it could be an external program such as Colorbar.
Please note that due to the differences between RecFind 5 and RecFind 6, any previous Colorbar configuration such as your label designs will need to be re-done.
Step 1: Create a label design
You must first create a Colorbar label design.
In order to do this you must first generate some sample data for Colorbar to "learn" the data structure from. To create a sample data file, complete the following:
From within Colorbar Gold you can now create a new label design using this sample CSV file. Please take note of the "Database Name" that you provide to Colorbar when creating the label design as this will be needed later..
Step 2: Create a batch fileThe Colorbar Print routine needs to be called via a batch file.
The location of this batch file should be either on a common network drive (eg. "R:\RecFind6") or a common path (eg. "C:\Program Files\ColorBar 6.5\") that applies to all workstations that have Colorbar installed and will be printing labels from RecFind 6.
In your batch file (ie. a text file with a ".bat" file extension) enter the following text (on one single continuous line):
Replace c:\cbgold\ with the
location of ColorBar print execution file (ie. cbgprint.exe).
Replace c:\cbgold\labels\name_of_label.dzn with the location and name of your ColorBar label design.
Replace COLORPRT with the applicable ColorBar database name. The ColorBar database name is defined when creating the label design and by default will be COLORPRT.
Step 3: Create a RecFind 6 Process
Processes are defined within the RecFind 6 DRM. To create the Colorbar process, complete the following:
Your process is now configured. When viewing records on the applicable table your process will now appear for selection.
Note: Changes in the structure of the CSV will have an impact on the Colorbar design.