It comes up on the KD fine when message server is disconnected and refresh interval is set to 3 seconds. But with message server running it does not and if it does, it works intermittently at best. You have to manually refresh screen to get ti to come up or sometimes firing a second order will push the first one through.
Easy setup for Kitchen Display - DB Tools Import File
IMPORTANT: You need to be running SambaPOS 5.1.62 or greater since it contains bug fixes for import of the Entity Screen Layout (Kitchen Display) in the following DB Tools File.
DB Tools Import file
IMPORTANT: If you have a previous installation of Kitchen Display (either manual steps or import of an older DB Tools file, you need to delete all elements with a “KD” prefix before importing this file. Ensure you delete the following first:
Rules with “KD” prefix
Actions with “KD” prefix
Automation Commands with “KD” prefix
Entity Screens with “KD” prefix
Print Jobs with “KD” prefix
Printer Templates with “KD” prefix
Printers with “KD” prefix
Task Types with “KD” prefix (SambaPOS may not allow this, no worries)
Just saw this, I’m at home right now. When I go to the restaurant in the morning, I’ll go ahead and reinstall the KD with the steps above. Try anything at this point. Chef just messaged me, had a waitress enter and order and only half came up on the kd. she voided and refired to test it, same order, and the whole thing came up. Banging my head now but I truly appreciate all of your help. Ill let you know how it goes.
Ok, I just implemented the above code and it is working, kind of? The orders appear on the display except at the top of the display Are all entity screens (Tables, Take Out, Delivery, KD GUI Food, and KD GUI Drink). I attempted to exit and reneter the screen and it does not show the screen, but rather, bring up the table selection screen. Now i can not get into the KD. Any thoughts?
Hey guys, I was just wondering how do you deal with long tickets? I am working on a screen, I haven’t implemented it yet, but my concern is if I get one long ticket it will mess up my ability to read other orders.
The height cannot be controlled. It will use up as much vertical space as required to fit the text on the Card. And the height of all Cards in a Row will use the same height as the tallest Card. But the Task Editor Widget has a scrollbar, so this should not be an issue.
The Task Editor Widget has an option to control the Card width. The setting is Column Count, which when increased will shrink the width of Cards. But be aware, line-wrapping will occur if it cannot fit within the width, effectively making the Card taller.
It looks like you are not using the KD the way it was intended: 1 Order per Card.
Instead you are putting entire Tickets (multiple Orders) per Card, which is why they are so tall (and IMO is not appropriate for a Kitchen Display).
It’s ultimately up to you, but if your intention is to show all Orders on a Ticket on a single Card, then you could have used a Ticket Lister Widget instead - it was designed for that.