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    Judy Hamner
    Printing MICR correctly on checks
    Topic posted August 19, 2019 by Judy HamnerSilver Trophy: 7,500+ Points, tagged Cash Management, Configuration, Financials, Payables 
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    Title:
    Printing MICR correctly on checks
    Summary:
    We are having issues getting the MICR to print correctly on our checks.
    Content:

    We have a MICR printer that has been used to print our Student Refund checks from PeopleSoft Campus Solutions for several years.  The MICR and check signature are located on a flash drive on the printer. We are transitioning the refund payments from PeopleSoft Campus Solutions to Oracle Fusion Payables.  So far we have been unable to get the MICR to print correctly using the documentation we have found on this topic regarding using pcl code.

    Any suggestions to help us trouble shoot?  We are in R13 19C.

    Thanks,

    Judy Hamner

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    • Karthikeyan Sukumar

      Hi Hammer- Instead of fetching the MICR & Signature from the flash driver on the printer.Can you default the signature in the template itself & also pass the MICR code in the template and pass the data from the XML to the template. In order to troubleshoot in detail meantime raise the SR with Oracle to move faster

       

      Thanks!

      Karthik

    • Becky Alvarez

      Judy,

      I am assuming you have reviewed MOS Note 1646088.1 - How to Install and Troubleshoot MICR Fonts on CHECKS.

    • Judy Hamner

      We have been able to get the MICR to print, but it is not pulling from the flash drive on our printer - we were not successfully using the pcl code provided.  We are now working on adding the signature that is also on the flash drive.  Is there pcl code that we can use to pull that signature from the existing flash drive/printer without loading the signature into Oracle Fusion?

      Judy

    • Becky Alvarez

      I am not sure that we support that.  I think you have to add the signatures into the formats via a URL from a BI Report.  I have attached a document I found a while ago so it is a bit older but hope this helps.

    • Judy Hamner

      Thank you Becky.  Do you happen to have any additional insight into using pcl code to populate the MICR on checks we are printing in-house?  

      Judy

    • Glen Ryen

      Hi Judy,

      You'd have to know what PCL commands your printer is expecting in order to pull the MICR and the signature from the flash drive.  Do you have an example of the old PeopleSoft check after it has been converted to PCL?  That would help tell you what you need to embed in your Oracle Cloud RTF template.

      Second, are you seeing whatever PCL you are embedding in the PDF that's getting generated out of Oracle?  And how do you have your Oracle printer set up in the BI admin console?  https://blogs.oracle.com/xmlpublisher/alternate-tray-printing might help some there - different requirement but same underlying concept as what you're trying to do with the flash drive.

      Hope that helps,

      Glen

      • Judy Hamner

        Glen,

        We do have the PCL commands that were used to print the check from PeopleSoft.  When we print, we are only getting the PCL command to print, not the data from the flash drive.  We will take a look at the blog you have shared to see if we can find anything there that will help.  

        Thank you for sharing.

        Judy

    • Glen Ryen

      Hi Judy,

      I'd be interested to hear if you have success with this, as that PCL support is a newer feature in the PDF generation.  You may be limited to (or only supported for) specific PCL sequences.  And I don't suspect that Cloud overall introduces any limitations if you're using IPP for your printer connection, but that's something that would need to be confirmed.  Common practice is what you've heard above, to embed the MICR and the signature(s) in the RTF layout vs. trying to pull from a flash drive.

      Glen

      • Karthikeyan Sukumar

        Glen- That's rite the common practice is to embed the MICR & Signature in the layout.We also implemented from PeopleSoft to Cloud and we did the same.

        PCL code & sequence is not consistent to give the desired results.

        Thanks!

        Karthik

      • Judy Hamner

        Thanks for you help, Glen.  We have been able to successfully add pcl code to pull the Signature off the flash drive used with PeopleSoft.  Still working on MICR, but we have successfully set up the MICR to be created within Fusion, so we have a solid workaround on that one. 

        If you would like details on exactly how we got it to work, I will ask my IT support to add a comment here.

        Judy

        • Karthikeyan Sukumar

          Good that Oracle's fix with PCL code was working now.Can you share the detail steps here which would be helpful.

          Thanks!

          Karthik

        • Glen Ryen

          Hi Judy,

          Thanks for sharing that back!  I'll take any details that your IT team feels like offering too, just in case I need it down the line.  For now it's enough to know that you were able to make the signature work, I think that tells me USB-driven MICR and printer tray control should also be feasible too.  For the longest time that was definitely a BI Publisher restriction, PDFs would have had to go through a third party tool or some PDF2PCL code if you wanted any form of printer control.  So very good to know the extra security of USB-based signatures are available again for those doing a high volume of in-house checks.

          Thanks,

          Glen

    • Mitesh Kumbhat

      Take a look at this in MOS portal:

      Check Printing with MICR Fonts and Configuring Printer (Doc ID 1681859.1)