Dynamics AX 2012 – WMS Micro improvements # 5 : Auto printing of Bill of Lading

I was woring on a small PDA screen for send a shipment in Dynamics AX 2012. Normally this is done from the shipment screen as follows:

The people at the warehouse wanted a smaller and easier screen to work with, and one that fits a PDA screen, like Motorola MC75. So I decided to create a PDA program for that. It looks like this:

When the operator scans the shipment ID, the user will see the shipment status, name, and number of staged and loaded pallets. In addition we wanted the ability to very easily print the bill of lading and the packing slip when the shipment is sent. So that the operator just could fetch the paper documents from a nearby printer. I decided that using the print management setup would be great, and I could use the same printer as setup for packingslips

So I needed to find a way to print out these documents without any printer dialog. Through MSDN I found all I needed, but I wanted to share this with you. I have created a small job in X++ that illustrates the code I used to automatically print out the bill of lading:

Have fun and happy DAXing.

I appreciate that I can be a part of this worldwide blog community—as a consultant working from Norway, the blog lets me share more than 20 years of experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365. Along the way, I participated in developing retail, PDA/RF, barcoding, master data, kitting and WMS-solutions for Dynamics. My blog focuses on my deepest interests and expertise: along with a 360 degree view of digital transformation topics, I welcome opportunities to dive into retail and intercompany supply chain automation, logistics, and production—everything that is moving around in a truly connected enterprise. As Enterprise Architect on Dynamics 365, I specialize in strategic development and planning for corporate vertical solutions and works to build international networks that increase knowledge and understanding for Dynamics 365. As an advocate for both providers and customers, I'm committed to ensure that customers constantly changing needs are meet, and I see community as key for increasing expertise. I welcome you to connect with me.

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