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Manage Labels

This page describes how to manage labels in Pathfinder.

Select the Manage Labels option from the Analysis and Reports section.

You can create and print personalized labels here.

 


 

Manage Labels

 

In manage labels, you can create labels, you can edit and delete existing labels (1).

You can view your existing labels here (2). You can double click on an existing label here to edit a label as well. You can also write a short description about the label and select the label type.

Creating label templates allow quick printing of labels for network cables and components. You can create barcodes and QR-codes for your labels to allow easy access to those components in Pathfinder.


 

Create Labels

 

Creating a new label and editing an existing label are done in a similar way.

In the label editing tool, you have your main label as display here (1).

The objects placed in the label are shown here (2). Each object has a name and number assigned to it.

You can edit the properties of objects and nested objects here (3). A short description of the action performed by each field is displayed at the bottom (4).

You can customize the label size, choose barcode or QR code encoding expression, decide on the information to be printed, add company logo and more.

 

 


 

 

To get you started with creating labels, we have created two templates for cables and components:

  • Labels for Cables:

 

  • Labels for Components:

 

  • Print Multiple Labels:

To enable multiple columns, right click on the page in the report editor and choose “edit” from the context menu. In the tab, “other options” you can decide the number of columns and other properties for your label page.

If you do not see your image on the label when adding an image file (1), try changing the stretch option (2) in properties and resizing the image.

When using barcodes or QR codes (3) for your labels please make sure to use qrAuto for the Encoding (4).

 

This label will print the barcode for the instance in Pathfinder, the component name and the port name.

A list of placeholders used to retrieve specific information from a component or cable to print on your labels can found in the table Placeholder at the end of this page.


 

 

 

 

To generate a printable label, go to a manage cable instance or manage component instance.

Right click on an instance to open the context menu and select Print Labels.

Select your Printer, paper type and the template format you want for the instance.

Click OK to print the label.

 

You can also select multiple components and cables from your instance reports to print labels for multiple components and cables.

You can create multiple labels on one page to print them all together using the multiple columns template file provided.

Go to file in FastReport and select open. Open the multiple columns file. The template will be saved in Pathfinder.

 

To edit the template, go to the page settings and select other options.

Here you can specify the number of columns you want.

Place your labels between the margins for an evenly spaced layout.

 


 

Generate Object memos

You can create object memos to call for information to be generated based on the cables and components. The following table describes the placeholders used to generate unique labels for your network in Pathfinder. You can print these labels and place them on your live network cable and components as well.

Placeholder

Description

Hint

Placeholder

Description

Hint

General

[currentLoginUser]

group name of current logged in user



[currentLoginFirstName]

first name of current logged in user



[currentLoginLastName]

last name of current logged in user



 

Labels for patch and installation cables

QR-Code

please set encoding to qrAuto

default cable definition name as given in local and online catalog

 

assigned cable name



assigned cable number



cable length in meters



source location name of cable



short name of source location of cable



source building name of cable



short name of source building of cable



source floor name of cable



source room name of cable



source room number of cable



source rack name of cable



source component name of cable



source port name of cable



source port number of cable



short name of Destination location of cable



Destination building name of cable



short name of Destination building of cable



Destination floor name of cable



Destination room name of cable



Destination room number of cable



Destination rack name of cable



Destination component name of cable



Destination port name of cable



Destination port number of cable



Short name of source room

 

Short name of source floor

 

Short name of destination room

 

Short name of destination floor

 

Component name of first component in the network path

 

Port name of first component in the network path

 

Port number of first component in the network path

 

Component name of last component in the network path

 

Port name of last component in the network path

 

Port number of last component in the network path

 

custom string 1

also available for custom string 2 to 8

custom integer 1

also available for custom integer 2

custom float 1

also available for custom float 2

custom date 1

also available for custom date 2



 



Labels for components

 



QR-Code

please set encoding to qrAuto

Custom component definition name from local catalog

 

assigned component name



custom full name of the component

 

assigned component number



assigned short description about component



room name of component



floor name of component



building name of component



location name of component



slot position of component



left offset in millimeters of component



guarantee information about component



information about burden centre



inventory number of component



serial number of component



value of component



depreciation date of component



maintenance cycle of component



purchase date of component



installation date of component



last maintenance date of component



component left view



component top view



component width



component height



component color



layer number of component



rack alignment of component



MAC address of component



service number of component



EAN of component



additional name of component



bay count of component



rack unit of component



IP address of component



SNMP port of component



SNMP version of component



SNMP user of component



SNMP community of component



SNMP time out of component



SNMP retries of component



SNMP MIB info of component



power consumption of component



heat emission in BTU of component



mass in KG of component



max power output in Watt of component



max heat emission in BTU of component



max mass in KG of component



cooling of component



closure of component



URL of component



custom full name of component



comments on component



operating system of component



configuration of component



warranty contract of component



warranty end date of of component



known issues with component



responsible contact person for component



custom string

also 2 to 8

custom integer

also 2

custom float

also 2

custom date

also 2