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Export automaticaly a group of certificate

Hi, is it possible to export automatically a group of certificate? I mean, if today I made 30 certificate that are in Mettrack, and I want to export them in PDF, using the same report, saving them this way: "Certificate number_asset number.pdf". Is it possible to create a macro to do this automatically? Or do I ever have to do it manually one by one?

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Patrick Butler

Hi Andrea,

You really should consider upgrading to the MET/TEAM platform. It has built in functionality for batch printing of certificates or labels where you can save them as a single PDF or a zip file of individual PDFs. This utilizes MET/TEAM's find screen which will allow you build the list of assets on a wide variety of search criteria. Then when it prints the certificates or labels, each one utilzes the format designated for each individual calibration event. This is very helpful when you have customers with unique reporting requirements. No need to worry about geting the right format for the specific customer because MET/TEAM will know which report to run.

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Andrea Capone

Thank you for your reply! I'm planning to upgrade to Metcal 8 and metteam in 2015 (do you know if there will be metcal 9?). For the moment I'm using metcal 7.3. With my version there is no way to do what I need?

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Patrick Butler

We are constantly evolving our products to meet customer and industry needs. There will be newer versions of MET/CAL. Our MET/SUPPORT Gold program allows you to stay up to date with the latest versions of the software as they are released. So, if you get into MET/SUPPORT Gold, you don't have to worry about. buying version 8, then releasing a version 9. You'll get both.

I don't know how you can achieve your custom reporting needs in MET/TRACK. It wasn't designed for that. You could experiment with Crystal Reports to see if you can achieve the desired result.

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Patrick Butler

We are constantly evolving our products to meet customer and industry needs. There will be newer versions of MET/CAL. Our MET/SUPPORT Gold program allows you to stay up to date with the latest versions of the software as they are released. So, if you get into MET/SUPPORT Gold, you don't have to worry about. buying version 8, then releasing a version 9. You'll get both.

I don't know how you can achieve your custom reporting needs in MET/TRACK. It wasn't designed for that. You could experiment with Crystal Reports to see if you can achieve the desired result.

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Kevin Griffis

Andrea,

Alternatively, you could use something like Microsoft Access to perform this report automation for you.  I've done a lot of automation of MetTrack tasks using Access and it works very well.  We have some tasks that I have automated using Access and we have realized a 10 fold increase in productivity due to the automation.

As Pat said, MetTeam will be able to do this for you, but as an interim solution, Access might be a reasonable solution.  Feel free to email me if you need help with this. kgriff@woodward.com

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