Combined AFP file

Specifies the full path and name of the AFP output file created by a step based on the CombineAFPWithForm step template.

Default

${getFileName(print,afp,write)}

Database name

Job.AFPPreForm.OutputAFP

Usage notes:

  • To create the file, the step combines the electronic forms specified for Ricoh ProcessDirector media names with the data in the AFP file for the job.

    The Ricoh ProcessDirector media names are defined in the AFP medium map. If the medium map specifies tray numbers, the step uses the file set in the Tray mapping file property to replace tray numbers with media names.

    The step ignores any values set for the Media and PLE Media job properties.

  • Matching on media names is case-sensitive. If the medium map specifies a media name in all uppercase letters (such as LETTER BLUE), Ricoh ProcessDirector must have media named LETTER BLUE. Letter Blue does not match.
  • Use the default value to make sure that other steps in the workflow process this AFP file. If you specify another value, Ricoh ProcessDirector does not process the AFP file with the job.
  • If you change the default value, make sure that the system user has permission to write the output to the directory that you specify.
  • You can use Ricoh ProcessDirector symbol notation for the name of the file. For example, the default value is the name of the AFP print file stored in the spool directory for the job:

    jobID.print.afp

    where jobID is the job number.

    For more information about symbol notation and how to use it, refer to the help system.

  • The step can process AFP jobs that use an inline form definition or an external form definition. The step creates a combined AFP file that uses an inline form definition. If the AFP job uses an external form definition, the step embeds the changed form definition with new medium maps inline in the combined AFP file.
 
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