Posted 4 August 2017, 3:04 pm EST
Currently, we have a system that creates numerous shipments (can go from 10 shipments to thousands of shipments) for a day. At the end of the day, the system processes all shipments and creates a report that contains all the shipments (around 3 pages per shipment). What happens is it takes our report to process before the first page starts printing. Is there any way where we can print the first page immediately while the rest of the page buffers itself? We have tested 15,000 pages and it takes around 7 minutes before the printer starts printing.
Process box says something like: Printing 45 of 15,055 pages (the first number increments as time goes by)
It would be helpful to have something like: Printing 45 (then the number increments) - this way, it shows that the system didn't calculate the total number of pages before printing started. It starts printing by sending the 1st page to the printer at once.
There are no codes in the Details section, all formatting done on SQL (SQL runs around 3 seconds in query analyzer).
Hope someone can help. Thanks!