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How to Use the Print Archive Option to Organize Reports

Cindy Scott

Cindy Scott

The Microsoft Dynamics AX/D365 Support Team at Avantiico is focused on solving our client’s problems, from daily issues to large and more complex problems.

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Have you ever wondered what the Print archive option is when selecting a report destination?

Or accidentally printed to the Print archive and not known exactly what or where that is?

If so, this blog is for you!

What is the Print Archive?

The Print archive is an archive used to save generated reports to so they can be printed at a later time.  This is useful for long running reports, or any reports, that do not need to be printed immediately or that a user may want to re-print later.

Any user with appropriate permissions can go to the print archive at a later time and reprint the saved report. Remember when printing from the archive, selection criteria does not need to be entered and the report does not need to be re-generated – the archive is used to simply print a report that has already be generated.

How to Use the Print Archive

  1. When printing a report, click on the print ‘Destinations’ button as is normally done to select a report print destination.
Customer aging screen
Figure 1: Destinations button
  1. Click on the ‘Print archive’ option on the left side of the Destinations dialog. This option will save the generated report only to the archive when it has processed.
Customer aging screen
Figure 2: Destinations button→ Print archive option
  1. You can also choose to print the report and save it to the archive. To do this, select your Printer (or Screen/File/E-mail) and also mark the ‘Save in print archive’ checkbox.
Print destination
Figure 3: Mark the ‘Save in print archive’ checkbox to print the report and save to the Print archive
  1. Click the Ok button.
  2. After the report process and finishes, an Infolog will be received that the report has been saved in the archive.
Infolog
Figure 4: Print archive Infolog
  1. To view all reports sent to the archive, navigate Organization administration→ Inquiries→ Print archive.
SRSReport

Click on the Print preview button to preview the report to screen. The report will be displayed in a PDF viewer.  Then print the report.

Click on the Update button to refresh the Print archive form.

    1. To delete any archive records no longer needed highlight and click on Alt+F9.

 

 

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