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I have a list of files on disk.
Each record is the fully qualified UNC path and filename.
I would like to send these files to the end users default printer as a document.
I have attempted to build a html page using document.write statements and print using printWindow.print(); command.

I think there must be a better way to send a series of files to the windows print spooler.
I would welcome any and all input.

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Hello, I've checked past posts and don't see the answer. Hope someone can help.

I'm working with our commercial version of VistA.  Cache 2016.2.

I've connected to the instance and copied a few M routines to my local Atelier project.  I edited a comment in the file and attempted to save/compile the routine back to the server.  

I'm getting

Synchronization failed: Invalid header in /Encounter Interface/VFD.......

Is there something I'm missing? Thanks in advance.

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Thomas Kotze · Jan 23, 2017
FieldTest for Ubuntu


Is there a install kit available for ubuntu.  I have tried the Suse Install kit .

Got: The installer can't find a platform in this distribution supported by your system




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Can someone direct me to where in the documentation we can find how consumption may be calculated for global storage?

Caché Version2010.1
Operating SystemHP OpenVMS 8.4

EDIT: After receiving some responses, it seems I was unclear in my initial inquiry. I am looking to determine our rate of consumption of storage; however, I am having some difficulty in doing that.

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NewBie's Corner Session 10 Routines and Studio

Welcome to NewBie's Corner, a weekly or biweekly post covering basic Caché Material.

InterSystems Caché provides a GUI (Graphical User Interface) based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) called Caché Studio. Developers can use Studio to create and maintain applications.

InterSystems has a new IDE called Atelier but that is for later.

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My group needs to be able to monitor items / tasks, and let a non-management-portal user see the monitoring.  Is it possible to run DeepSee queries on Production items?  I feel like I should not be recreating the production environment or the task manager just so that I can query on the items that are running, and on their states (like "successful" or "send email").


Also, I need to log custom events for each task, and I'm running into difficulties with the task manager in this regard; hence the question about using the Production instead, but querying it.


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I realize that Cache Studio is the standard method to edit routines.  However, some clients make it difficult to access their server that supports Studio.  Is there an editor that can be run from the programmer prompt that allows simple WYSIWYG editing of routines?  I know there is a %Routine class that you can use to do command-line editing, but I am looking for a full screen editor.

What was the standard in OpenVMS Cache before there was Cache Studio?


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Steffen Brumm · Jan 18, 2017
Java packages deprecated?

Short question: Why are (almost) all Java-Classes marked as deprecated? I never had any problems. And the docu for java-bindings are still (version 2016.2.1) not marked as deprecated. I ask, because in my case everything works and the writing of Unittests is easier than in Objectscript and i cannot find a note about the reason of the deprecation (at least in the classes i have checked).

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Timur Safin · Jan 16, 2017 15m read
Part I – Thoughts about package manager

Have you ever thought what could be a reason why some development environment (database, language) would eventually become popular? What part of this popularity could be explain as language quality? What by new and idioms approaches introduced by early language adopters? What is due to healthy ecosystem collaboration? What is due to some marketing genius?

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I have a user with %All, and a user with %Admin_Task.  The %All user can use SQL to view the %SYS_Task.HIstory table.  The user with %Admin_Task does not have the privileges to see the same table.


What priv (or privs) is (or are) needed to view the %SYS_Task.History table?  I just want to start with 'Select * from %SYS_Task.History'.


I've tried %Admin_Manage and %Admin_Operate.  I must be close.




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I want do to a "simple thing". Show a dynamic log of actions in the browser as we can see on Terminal. For that, I guess to make a simple CSP Page that show a new line every WRITE command is the thing I need.  

But how I refresh after each WRITE?

How I can refresh the content automatically?

I made a simple CSP Page and in method OnPage I do this test:

    write "Start..",!
    for i=1:1:10{
        hang 1
        write "Doing "_i,!


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Recently I came across a very strong statement to the effect that InterSystems.Data.CacheClient.dll library works fast because it does not open a TCP/IP connection, instead it works in the same process as a database. It made me pause for quite some time. Firstly because .Net Managed Provider, which utilises this library, opens TCP/IP connection to the database (and it is stated in the documentation "Using .NET and the ADO.NET Managed Provider with Caché"). And secondly, because as far as I know only eXtreme applications attach themselves to the process.

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So I know it's been a while, and I hate to let my adoring fans down... just not enough to actually start writing again.  But the wait is over and I'm back!  Now bask in my beautiful ginger words!

For this series, I am going to look at some common problems we see in the WRC and discuss some common solutions.  Of course, even if you find a solution here, you are always welcome to call in and expression you gratitude, or just hear my voice!

This week's common problem: "My query returns no data."

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Markus Neumann · Oct 10, 2016
Restarting Cache from inside

Dear colleagues,

a recent project came up with the question if it is possible to "restart Cache from inside", ie. using a COS-routine.

Thank you in advance and regdards



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Eduard Lebedyuk · Jan 13, 2017
GitLab CI examples?

Recently I started working with GitLab - GitHub self-hosted foss alternative. So far so good, liked the UI,  ease of administration, and available functionality (I was on Phabricator previously,  and still use it for repo mirroring).

GitLab has GitLab CI  (GitLab Continuous Integration) which looks promising (pluggable docker/vm/ds to run code) , but I wondered if someone uses it already and can share scripts for it?

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In Studio you can open class with typing / pasting full classname  Ctrl+O dialogs filenamebox.

 in Open Atelier  Class/Routine Dialog (Ctrl+Shift+T) you can't give full class name (package.class) and

when typing only   classname part it does not give you any hint about package of those classes it shows.

Its' a bit frustrating when we can have ( and we have)  lot of classess named similarily  in different packages

and we have lot of packages so the tree crawling is a bit slow.


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Hi Community!

In this release we turned off the digest mode for all the members (until it would be fixed) and fixed the Update notifications: now this settings can be found in the same place for all the members: Subscriptions/Content types tab.

Meet in this small release the new very valuable feature: marking answers as "true" answers.

If you are an author of the question now you can choose the right answer if there are more than one and mark it with the green checkbox. Like it is shown here:

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