PrintNode Connector Configuration

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PrintNode Connector Configuration

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The following sections describe the various configuration tasks required to set up Insight Works PrintNode Connector.

User Configuration

The Insight Works PrintNode Connector permission sets will provide access to features for individual users. On the User Card page, you can set the appropriate permission set to the user.

User Card
  • For an administrator to configure the Insight Works PrintNode Setup page, assign the PRINTNODE SETUP permission set.
  • For a user to use Insight Works PrintNode Connector, assign the PRINTNODE USER permission set.

PrintNode Account

PrintNode is the default API supported by Insight Works PrintNode Connector. Before the add-on can be utilized in Business Central you must first register an account with PrintNode, download and install the client, and create an API key.

Register an account with PrintNode

To register an account with PrintNode you must sign up on their site: https://app.printnode.com/login/register

Download and install the PrintNode client

Once an account has been registered, download the client: https://www.printnode.com/en/download

Once the client has been downloaded, install the client on the computer(s) connected to the printer(s) which will be used to directly print reports. When installing the client, you will be prompted for credentials, these are the same credentials for the account registered in the previous step.

Create an API Key

Once the client has been installed you must create an API key. This is done from the PrintNode website, sign in using the account previously registered, click the API Keys link, and create a new API key.

PrintNode Setup

To configure Insight Works PrintNode Connector, navigate to the Insight Works PrintNode Setup page. On the page, you can specify the API Key:

Insight Works PrintNode Setup

After specifying the API Key, you will be prompted to set up the PrintNode printers from the PrintNode service:

PrintNode Printers

Click yes to set up the PrintNode printers.

Once the PrintNode printers have been set up you can navigate to the Printer Selections page to configure which printer to use for directly printing reports:

Printer Selection

On the Printer Selections page, you can specify PrintNode printers to use for specific reports and users. For example, suppose you would like the Inventory Valuation report (ID 10139) to directly print on the PRINTER01 printer for the ADMIN user you would set up the printer selection as follows:

Printer Selections
Note: More specific printer selections take precedence over a more general printer selections. For example, a printer selection that has values in the User ID, Report ID, and Printer Name fields takes precedence over a printer selection that has blank entries in the User ID or Report ID fields.

When a printer is set up and assigned to specific reports in the Printer Selections page you will see the selected printer specified in the report request page prior to printing:

Inventory Valuation

When the report is printed it will be sent directly to the PrintNode printer.

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