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Ajilakes
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Printing a Visitor sticker

Good afternoon,

 

I have been tasked with a project from my corporate manager to create a badge registration application. So far I am about 95% completed with the project, but that 5% is a major issue with the application. The CM wants the visitor badge to have a printing option. For example, security would create the registration for the visitor; take their image an all and have it printed out with the special sticker printer. Would I have to do something with Dynamic or maybe SQL?

 

The best examples are the Hospital Visitor stickers. I am trying to get this part of my application to print visitor badges that way.

 

Look forward to hearing from you all. 

 

 

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Community Support Team

Re: Printing a Visitor sticker

Hi @Ajilakes ,

As an alternative solution, you could consider construct visitor badges using HTML Text within your app, and then convert the visitor badges content into a PDF file hosted in your OneDrive folder through a flow (MS Flow).

After that, you could print the PDF File (visitor badges content) from your OneDrive folder using your Visitor sticker service.

 

More details about exporting content from PowerApps app into a PDF file, please check and see if the following videos could help in your scenario:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhE0-HumNNo&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfXV_GXc_JM

 

https://centricconsulting.com/blog/how-to-print-form-powerapps_portal/

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Re: Printing a Visitor sticker

Hi @Ajilakes ,

Do you want to connect the PowerApps app to a sticker printer to print the visitor badges?

Do you want to add a print option within your app, press it to print the visitor badges?

 

Based on the needs that you mentioned, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in PowerApps currently. Connecting to a third-party sticker printer from an app is not supported in PowerApps currently.

 

If you would like this feature to be added in PowerApps, please submit an idea to PowerApps Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Apps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Ajilakes
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Re: Printing a Visitor sticker

Hi @v-xida-msft,

 

I am currently looking for a solution around this, but our main goal is to add a print option within the app, press it to print the visitor badges? I know a possible way would be to convert the information into a pdf and maybe create a layout for the dimensions of the Visitor stickers. We currently have a third party that has a service for sticker badges. The exact same way they have it at the hospital. 

 

Look forward to hearing from you!

 

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Printing a Visitor sticker

Hi @Ajilakes ,

As an alternative solution, you could consider construct visitor badges using HTML Text within your app, and then convert the visitor badges content into a PDF file hosted in your OneDrive folder through a flow (MS Flow).

After that, you could print the PDF File (visitor badges content) from your OneDrive folder using your Visitor sticker service.

 

More details about exporting content from PowerApps app into a PDF file, please check and see if the following videos could help in your scenario:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhE0-HumNNo&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfXV_GXc_JM

 

https://centricconsulting.com/blog/how-to-print-form-powerapps_portal/

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Eelman
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Re: Printing a Visitor sticker

@Ajilakes my experience using OneDrive to convert a PA HTML blob to PDF has been a little patchy. The OneDrive converter seems to need a lot more manipulation to get the PDF looking professional. I gave up and just used Flow to create a *.html file (when an item is created in SP) that looks great and can be converted manually (free online converters) to PDF. This may not suit your needs though?

 

You probably will need to send an image file with your html (if you go this way?) and Shane Young has a video that handles this. The OneDrive converter errors out with images, unfortunately.

 

My company is considering a 3rd Party PDF converter that works in Flow to handle our needs. Sorry I couldn't be anymore help, just throwing my experience in here for a different POV.

 

Cheers

Ajilakes
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Re: Printing a Visitor sticker

Thanks @Eelman 

 

I appreciate the advice and will look into that video from Shane Young. 

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