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Total Price of Items on Checkout Receipt. Phil Shirley Cuyahoga Falls Library [email protected] The Situation. Levy campaign Brian Herzog 's value calculator on web site www.cuyahogafallslibrary.org/ content/value-calculator "You saved..." on receipts at stores

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Total price of items on checkout receipt

Total Price of Items on Checkout Receipt

Phil Shirley

Cuyahoga Falls Library

[email protected]


The situation

The Situation

  • Levy campaign

  • Brian Herzog 's value calculator on web site

  • www.cuyahogafallslibrary.org/content/value-calculator

  • "You saved..." on receipts at stores

  • Wanted to show value of items at time of checkout


Library software that can do this

Library Software that Can Do This

  • Aleph (ExLibris)

  • Evergreen

  • Koha


How to intercept output to the printer

How to Intercept Output to the Printer

  • Alphatronics Virtual Port Monitor ($345 site license)

  • alphatronics.net/AVPMon.html

  • Install on each PC

  • Create a virtual port

  • Send print job to a script

  • "Also send print job to printer?"


Also on each pc perl tcl

Also on Each PC: Perl & TCL

  • Perl script

    • Looks at each print job

    • Passes barcode to TCL script

    • Saves price from TCL script

    • Calculates and prints total & footer

  • TCL Script

    • Given barcode, looks up price


Issues

Issues

  • Can't get price for SearchOhio items (could make one up)

  • Items with no price

  • Have to wait at the end (staff don't always)

  • It still misses some items

  • Feature going away in next Millennium release


Receipt footer

Receipt Footer

By using the library today you saved:

$99.99

Thank you!


Technical complications

Technical Complications

  • Print monitor calls batch file

  • Batch file calls VBS script

  • VBS script calls Perl script

  • Print monitor creates extra files

  • Logon script clears extra files


Dosprint exe

DOSPrint.exe

  • For USB printers

  • Because Alphatronics VPM doesn't output to USB printers


Questions

Questions?

Phil Shirley

Cuyahoga Falls Library

[email protected]

www.cuyahogafallslibrary.org


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