Configuring to use inline resources with line data jobs

If you submit line data jobs with inline resources to a workflow that uses the ConvertLineDataJobIntoAFP step, most inline resources are ignored. To recognize and use other inline resources, you must update the ConvertLineDataJobIntoAFP step.
The inline resources are ignored because the value of the Resource type property for the ConvertLineDataJobIntoAFP step of the workflow contains these values: Form definition, Fonts, Inline. The value Inline indicates that Ricoh ProcessDirector keeps all inline form definitions and fonts (the other values in the list) and does not write any other inline resources from the data stream to the output file. As a result, even if AFP Download Plus or Download for z/OS includes page definitions or other resources inline with the job, Ricoh ProcessDirector does not write them to the output file. To keep additional inline resources, you must update the value of the Resource type property for the ConvertLineDataJobIntoAFP step in the workflow.

To configure to use inline resources with a line data print job:

  1. Click the Workflow tab.
  2. In the Workflow Objects portlet, click the Workflows tab.
  3. Click the name of the workflow that you want to edit, for example, DownloadLineData.
  4. Disable the workflow.
  5. Optional: Disable the workflow by clicking the switch to the left of the workflow name.
    If you do not disable the workflow while you edit it, jobs that use this workflow continue to move through steps. When you save, the workflow is momentarily disabled then enabled again. Jobs that are processing in the workflow could move into error.
  6. Right-click the ConvertLineDataJobIntoAFP step and select Properties.
  7. Click Job Defaults.
    In the Resource type field, you see a list of resources with Inline, Formdef, and Font selected.
  8. Click AFP.
    In the Resource type field, you see a list of resources with Inline and Form definition selected.
  9. Add other types of inline resources to the Resource type by holding the Ctrl key and selecting the types of resources in the list.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Save the workflow.
  12. Right-click the workflow and select Enable.
  13. To save and enable the workflow, change Image, the Save & Enable/Disable switch, to the On position.
 
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