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Change printer from Foxbase/Foxpro program undex SCO Unix

Change printer from Foxbase/Foxpro program undex SCO Unix

Change printer from Foxbase/Foxpro program undex SCO Unix

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Some reports are A4 , some A3 format. How to change printer from within Foxpro 2.6 or SCO Foxbase aplication under SCO Unix, with minimum changing code.

I try to make procedure (which is assign on any function key or which is call from menu) like:

procedure whichprinter
*
* section where user will choice which printer he likes
*
myprinter=<printer name> && var myprinter contains string- printer name

! LPDEST=&myprinter; export LPDEST

return


but it didn't work.

Have any other idea?

RE: Change printer from Foxbase/Foxpro program undex SCO Unix

While I know nothing about FPU, I'd be concerned about the actual run (!) statement. Since the semi-colon in all FoxPro products indicates a line continuation, it would never process anything after the ";" i.e. export LPDEST.

Rick

RE: Change printer from Foxbase/Foxpro program undex SCO Unix

I am using this procedure
PROCEDURE lp_uxprnchg
PARAMETERS lc_printer
* lc_printer is UNIX name of printer (see lpstat -v)
 STORE lc_printer TO mmprt
 SET PRINT TO 'lp -d&mmprt. -s'
RETURN

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