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Report to printer

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License: AGPL-3

Report To Printer

This module allows users to send reports to a printer attached to the server.

It adds an optional behaviour on reports to send it directly to a printer.

  • Send to Client is the default behaviour providing you a downloadable PDF
  • Send to Printer prints the report on selected printer

It detects trays on printers installation plus permits to select the paper source on which you want to print directly.

Report behaviour is defined by settings.

You will find this option on default user config, on default report config and on specific config per user per report.

This allows you to dedicate a specific paper source for example for preprinted paper such as payment slip.

Settings can be configured:

  • globally
  • per user
  • per report
  • per user and report


sudo apt-get install cups
sudo apt-get install libcups2-dev
sudo apt-get install python3-dev
sudo pip install pycups


After installing enable the “Printing / Print User” option under access rights to give users the ability to view the print menu.


  • To update the CUPS printers in Settings > Printing > Update Printers from CUPS
  • If you want to print a report on a specific printer or tray, you can change these in Settings > Printing > Reports to define default behaviour.
  • If you want to print a report on a specific printer and/or tray for a user, you can change these in Settings > Printing > Reports in Specific actions per user
  • Users may also select a default action, printer or tray in their preferences

When no tray is configured for a report and a user, the default tray setup on the CUPS server is used.


The notification when a report is sent to a printer will not be displayed for the deprecated report types (RML, Webkit, …).

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This module is maintained by the OCA.

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