Improved License Plate Labels

Docentric improves License plate labels in terms of design, setup and printing, starting from version 3.4.4.

With Docentric, you can:

  • Use Docentric templates instead of ZPL layouts (Document routing layouts), which brings:
    • Easier and user-friendly label design with Docentric Designer in MS Word with instant preview instead of using command oriented ZPL language,
    • Effortless use of barcodes and images such as company logo and item image on label designs.
  • Add additional data to be printed on license plate labels:
    • Via DSP classes or by extending the report query (coding and deployment required),
    • Via Electronic reporting (no coding and deployment required).
  • Simplify Document routing setup by configuring additional conditions per Document routing line. By default, conditions can be configured only per Document routing header.
  • Print preview and Test Document routing setup against a license place label.
  • Make license plate labels multilingual and label language configurable.
  • Print license plate labels from D365FO (from the License plate labels or Document routing setup forms), not just from the Warehouse mobile app.
Note that Docentric still reuses the built-in DRA (Document Routing Agent) for label printing. On our roadmap is to create a custom DRA which will reduce printing delay and resolve other issues the built-in DRA has.

Learn how DRA works >>
Learn how to reduce printing delay for the built-in DRA >>

Enable License plate labels

You can enable Docentric templates to be used instead of Document routing layouts and Document routing setup and printing improvements by turning on the Enable License plate labels feature in Docentric AX parameters > Product > Product configuration.

Once you turn on the Enable License plate labels option, the following menu items and form controls become visible:

  • The Document routing form:
    • The Edit query button and the Run query, Query criteria configured and Query criteria columns in the grid Document routing printers. These controls enable setup of conditional Document routing lines.
    • The Docentric Document routing printers tab which enable use of Docentric templates instead of ZPL layouts and setup of conditional Document routing lines.
  • The Document routing and License plate labels forms:
    • The Test setup menu item which opens a form where you can test Document routing setup against a selected license plate label.
    • The Print label menu items which enable print preview and print of a selected license plate label, with or without Document routing setup, using both Docentric templates and ZPL layouts.

     

  • Docentric report setup: Loaded report DocWHSLicensePlateLabel.Report bound to a special DSP class DocWHSLicensePlateLabelDSP with two Docentric templates, one SSRS-based and second ER-based. The latter is loaded only if the CBD data sources feature is turned on. These templates contains a sample design of License plate label you can use as a starting customization point.

Security

We didn’t add any custom security for the License plate labels functionality but we extended the existing duties related to view and maintain privileges for Document routing and License plate labels in the following way:

  • Any user who can open the License plate labels form (read or write) can also test the setup (the Test setup menu item) and print labels (the Print label menu items) using Docentric functionality.
  • Any user who can open Document routing (read or write) can also configure any of the above Docentric improvements, including testing the setup and printing labels.

See Also

How to Setup and Print License Plate Labels >>
Using Docentric Templates with License Plate Labels >>
How to Add Additional Data to License Plate Labels >>
Import/Export License Plate Labels >>

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