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Does Acumatica have built in Carrier Label formats?


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I am trying to set up my Carrier Labels for both UPS and FedEx integrations. I have verified UPS and FedEx have a ZPL label format file type chosen.

Do I have to go to Report Designer for the Carrier Label form and build a label from scratch? I assumed Acumatica, via its connections built in for UPS, would have a UPS label file already built.

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Best answer by Dana Moffat 26 April 2022, 19:29

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For ZPL you would typically print it directly to a zebra label printer. If you need to preview the label you may be able to create a report but I don’t think(could be wrong) Acumatica has the ability to render ZPL. If you change the format to an image format you should be able to create a report that it can render(I believe Acumatica ships with a Carrier Labels report that does just that).

We have it setup via DeviceHub and our zebra printers are setup to use raw mode, the system just prints the labels directly to the zebra printers. 

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Mark,

I do not intend to preview the label. Once I confirm a shipment via UPS or FedEx, I want the label to automatically print through DeviceHub to the default zebra printer. Is there no label design that needs to be done? Once you integrate the connection with UPS, the label is already ready to go?

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If you have UPS/FedEx integration setup it will attach the zpl file to the packages once the shipment is confirmed. It doesn’t automatically print them. There may be a setting for it(there is for shipment confirmations) but if not you can always use business events to pretty easily configure it to auto print.

On the Process Shipments screen there is a Print Label action, and if you have DeviceHub enabled you can select Print With Device Hub and then select the zebra printer there.

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Mark,

When I go into Process Shipments > Print Labels and run it for a UPS shipment, it downloads a ZPL file to my computer, rather than actually printing the label, see below:

 

 

 

 

 

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It will also generate the print job. The downloading the file thing is a bug that Acumatica has not fixed yet. You should see a print job generated on the Print Jobs screen if it is working correctly.

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Strange. It shows as processed, but nothing was printed:

 

 

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I would check your device hub logs then. You can also check the printer on the server/computer where device hub is installed to see if the print job is erroring out. You do need to make sure the printer is setup in the device hub with Raw Mode option selected. 

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Hi @trenton78 ,

Thank you for your question. 

Re: When I go into Process Shipments > Print Labels and run it for a UPS shipment, it downloads a ZPL file to my computer, rather than actually printing the label via the device hub.

This is being addressed in an upcoming release so that you will be able to print the label to your zebra printer via the device hub.

-Dana

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We have a customer that has been printing their carrier shipment labels for years using the instructions to set up a local .bat file to redirect the downloads to the label printer.

Apparently this stopped working and they believe it was after a recent windows update. They do not have DeviceHub configured, it has solely relied on the .bat file redirecting to an LPT port for the printer.

If printer redirect is not working, and DeviceHub is not able to work yet to directly print the labels to the label printer, does anyone have any ideas how to get this customer’s carrier labels printing again? I do not know where else to look. Also, I notice that upon Shipment Confirmation, the label image is no longer attaching to the packages.

 

Thank you,

Greg

@gbrazelton14 - I would suggest that you create a case with support for this issue.  The source of the issue may be …. the label image is no longer attaching to the packages.  Are there any errors when the shipment is confirmed?  Are you getting a tracking number but no label?

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That makes sense - I believe they say they are not getting tracking numbers either. I better arrange a session with the customer to find out more, then I can create a support case.

Thanks!

Greg

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Greg - yes this sounds more like a shipment confirm / carrier label creation issue rather than a label printing issue - good luck

 

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@gbrazelton14 I have been doing some hacking with label prining and Acumatica. I have code to print to a label printer using DeviceHub, as well as with a cloud service called PrintNode. If you are truly stuck, I can probably help you get going again with a customization project approach to this. I didn’t like the way Acumatica stored lable files as attachments for later printing, so I wrote some code that allows labels to be printed on demand by hitting a button in the mobile app (or in the desktop version...depending on your use case).

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Thank you @rosenjon - I will keep that in mind.

Greg

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