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Update Location of BLS Label Files

We changed the location of our label (.ida) and Excel data source files on the hard drive.

How can we update the location of the external data source file in the Barcode Label Software (BLS) itself?



Operating System: Windows

Application: Barcode Label Software

01-05-17     139 day(s) ago     Views: 206

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Because of the changes made to the file locations and external Excel spreadsheet, it is a matter of going over everything with a ‘fine toothed comb’ and reassigning the sheet (as directed earlier) and (in the BLS) going through all the barcodes and make sure they are being assigned the correct fields.



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We had just tried copying the excel sheets and .ida files to the C drive instead of the network path.



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Hard to say what is going on, but it might be a path issue. The BLS is really designed for a standard desktop (and local drive) use. It may be that the machine just needs a reboot, the BLS needs reinstalling, or that there is something wrong with the specified network path (the BLS relies on Windows for the file-level operations.

If at all possible, I would setup the files at the local level to avoid problems.




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Thank you for the update. The label will not update after we change the source and link the external data. When we go to the external data, it shows as if everything is right, but it is not reflected on the label itself.



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In general, the process would be:
1. Open the label file in the BLS.

2. Modify the existing external data source:
a. Go to Tools > Data Sets > Manage Data Sets
b. Select the dataset listed from the drop-down.
c. Choose Configure.
d. Proceed to Search for the moved data source’s location on the drive and choose the options you want.

Below is a generic example:
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