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web service to recieve online order and send to printer RRS feed

  • Question

  • User77932349 posted

    I want to make sure my theory of an upcoming project will work. Online ordering form for a restuarant. Order will be for pickup or delivery. no payment online. so gather order information and call web service which lives on a computer at the restaurant, this web service will log the order information into a file then send the order information to a ticket printer in the kitchen.

     

    any reason this shouldnt work?

     

    Mark 

    Monday, April 5, 2010 8:02 PM

Answers

  • User-952121411 posted

    If the printer or restaurant ticket software exposes an API that is friendly to send data for printing, then you should be good to go in theory.  You may want to look a little further on to which machine houses the web service and its availability.  If it goes down because it was installed on some random desktop computer, then your entire online ordering system is down.  Make sure that service is installed on a reliable machine. 

    If you had the service centrally hosted then you would not have to worry about the stability or security around the service as much, and then have your online ordering system and the restaurant both ping that centralized service for outstanding orders to print.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Tuesday, April 6, 2010 11:04 AM

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  • User197322208 posted

    send the order information to a ticket printer in the kitchen

    Printing from an ASP.NET application /webservice ?Difficult, but not impossible ...


    Tuesday, April 6, 2010 12:35 AM
  • User-952121411 posted

    If the printer or restaurant ticket software exposes an API that is friendly to send data for printing, then you should be good to go in theory.  You may want to look a little further on to which machine houses the web service and its availability.  If it goes down because it was installed on some random desktop computer, then your entire online ordering system is down.  Make sure that service is installed on a reliable machine. 

    If you had the service centrally hosted then you would not have to worry about the stability or security around the service as much, and then have your online ordering system and the restaurant both ping that centralized service for outstanding orders to print.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Tuesday, April 6, 2010 11:04 AM