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Define a printer to print a batch report only if there is data

I am looking for a way to print a batch report only if there is data to print. If no data is selected in the report, then nothing would be printed.

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The best way is to make sure that the spool file is empty when the job is run, by not writing anything to the list -- i.e., if you were to run it online, the report wouldn't appear to leave the selection screen.

This was first published in October 2005

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