Thread: datamatrix help
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Old June 4th, 2018, 06:28 PM
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Default Re: datamatrix help

Originally Posted by Mike Edwards View Post
Yes, I get that, and it's what I expect, but this code is returning "00" for CurrSheet in every instance. I was hoping someone could tell me if my syntax is wrong or what the problem might be.
Yes, "this" code, as in the only code you've posted so far, won't work.

Did you try using FusionPro.Composition.impositionSheetNumber instead, as I recommended?

Posting the template would probably be helpful than more rounds of back-and-forth like this.
Originally Posted by Mike Edwards View Post
Further testing shows that although when I run Validate during rule construction I get the correct value
I don't see how you could possibly know that. First of all, there's no actual page or sheet number at rule validation time; it's just a rule, with no context of where you might be when actually composing.

Second, if you validate the rule you've posted, all you will get are some markup tags that make a DataMatrix barcode, which look something like this:
<f name="IDAutomationDMatrix"><z newsize="10"><leading newsize="100">AIHPDOCIHK<br>AEMONMCLLK<br>DLLDDDLDLL<br>
How do you know at validation time whether that's the correct value?
Originally Posted by Mike Edwards View Post
when the job previews
Preview is a completely invalid test here as well, since you're not imposing the output, you're just previewing a single record, one-up.
Originally Posted by Mike Edwards View Post
or is composed, it still shows "00" every time.
Again, how does it "show" this? Are you scanning the barcode? With what scanning device and software?

Perhaps posting a picture of the barcode would give me some idea of what you're talking about. Though as I said, the template would be better.
Originally Posted by Mike Edwards View Post
Am I not understanding how this is supposed to work, or is there a bug?
We're not understanding each other, at least.

I'm trying to help. But I don't have your data, or the rest of your template. I don't know what you're seeing in the output, or how you're analyzing it. I can only look at the code you've posted and try to guess as to what's wrong. Please post the template so I can fully analyze the issue.
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