How do I print Open Checks after a System Down?

Summary

In the event that a new check file must be started, users may print the open checks from a file created by SPCWIN. This functionality allows sites to quickly reenter or use the reprinted open checks for guests. Note that all open checks being printed will be printed at the FIRST configured prep printer.

Requirements

  • In the SC folder of the posdriver (where SPCWIN resides) a folder (PRTCHKS) must exist. The full path of the folder would be: C:SCPRTCHKS on the posdriver.
  • SPCWIN version 5.34 & above dated 2009 or later.

How it works

  • Every 10 minutes spcwin.exe creates a PRTCHKS.DAT in the SC folder of the posdriver. This file contains all the open checks as they would look when printed. An example of the text file would be:

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  • Every 10 minutes the file gets renamed to PRTCHK00.PRN and a new PRTCHKS.DAT file is created.
  • Rolling backups of PRTCHKS.DAT are created every 10 minutes, with a maximum of 100 backup copies of the PRTCHKS.DAT file. PRTCHK00.PRN (the backup copy) through PRTCHK99.PRN may exist for a full business day. PRTCHKS.DAT becomes PRTCHK00.PRN, which becomes PRTCHK01.PRN and so on, every 10 minutes.

In the event that a new check file must be started due to a disaster, users may copy PRTCHK00.PRN or PRTCHK01.PRN to the SCPRTCHKS folder. Any PRTCHKxx.PRN file may be copied to this folder. PRTCHK00.PRN is the most recent copy of PRTCHKS.DAT. ONLY PRTCHKxx.PRN may be copied to the SCPRTCHKS folder and then printed automatically by SPCWIN.

If SPCWIN.EXE is already running, then in approximately 20 seconds

  • copies of all the open checks in the PRN file will be printed
  • receipts will print at the FIRST configured prep printer only;
  • If the printer allows “cuts”, a cut will be performed between each receipt.
  • Each receipt will include the text “NOT A GUEST RECEIPT, DO NOT PAY”.
  • Sites may elect to reenter the sales at this time, or at a later time.

If SPCWIN is not already started, when the file is copied in to the folder,

  • Start SPCWIN
  • In approximately one minute, receipts will print at the FIRST configured prep printer only;
  • If the printer allows “cuts”, a cut will be performed between each receipt.
  • Each receipt will include the text “NOT A GUEST RECEIPT, DO NOT PAY”.
  • Sites may elect to reenter the sales at this time, or at a later time

What this functionality DOES NOT DO

This functionality DOES NOT add open checks at the time of the disaster to the new check file.

  • Sales on the open checks will need to be reentered!
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