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CUPS.PrintDataEncoding

Print a file to a printer or class on the default server.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
CUPS 6.3 Yes No Yes, macOS only No No

MBS( "CUPS.PrintDataEncoding"; Printer; Data; Encoding { ; Title; Options } )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
Printer The name of the printer. "Brother_DCP_8085DN"
Data The file data to print. You can include escapes with backslash. \n gives new line, \r gives return, \\ gives a backslash. \xx with a hex number gives that character. e.g. \41 gives an A. "Hello World\nJust a test!\n"
Encoding The text encoding for data.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, Arabic-Mac, Arabic-Win, Baltic-Win, CentralEurope-Mac, ChineseSimp-Mac, ChineseSimp-Win, ChineseTrad-Mac, ChineseTrad-Win, Cyrillic-Mac, Cyrillic-Win, EasternEurope-Win, Greek-Mac, Greek-Win, Hebrew-Mac, Hebrew-Win, ISO-8859-1, ISO-8859-2, ISO-8859-3, ISO-8859-4, ISO-8859-5, ISO-8859-6, ISO-8859-7, ISO-8859-8, ISO-8859-9, ISO-8859-15, Korean-Johab, Korean-Mac, Korean-Win, Latin1, Mac, Native, ShiftJIS-Mac, ShiftJIS-Win, Turkish-Mac, Turkish-Win, UTF-8, DOS or Windows. Pass native to use the native encoding of the current platform.
"UTF-8"
Title Optional
The title of the print job.
"FileMaker Printout"
Options Optional
List of options. Simply add key and values as string parameters to the function call.
"key1"; "value1"; "key2"; "value2"

Result

Returns OK or error.

Description

Print a file to a printer or class on the default server.
With \xx you can embed any character in the text.
\t gives a tab, \n a LF, \r a newline.

Examples

Sends some data in Windows encoding:

Set Variable [$data; Value:"Hello World.¶Tägliche Grüße!"]
Set Variable [$data; Value:MBS( "Text.ReplaceNewline"; $data; 3 )]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "Text.WriteTextFile"; $data; "/tmp/test.txt"; "Windows" )]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "CUPS.PrintDataEncoding"; "Brother_DCP_8085DN"; $data; "Windows"; "Test Print" )]

See also


CUPS.PrintData   -   CUPS.PrintFile

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