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Printing with servlets

Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Can anybody tell me how to print from a Servlet ?
Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
It depends on where you want to print to. If you want to print to the screen, use PrintWriter and out.print. If you want to print to an error log, use System.out.print. Or are you talking about printing to a printer?

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Frank Carver

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And is the printer connected to the server or the client? Most HTML/Browser applications which have a "print" button, just use it to produce an alternatively formatted version of the same data which will print sensibly.

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Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 18, 2001
Posts: 46
There is no such way to get something printed by the servlet. But there is a good way in javascript. You can have the tested code from This piece of code has a javascript function which can be called either from body onLoad or by any click event on the page. This is a good alternative to anything.
Try seraching <b>print</b> on

Vikas Aggarwal
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I agree. Here's the link:
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