Setting up a hot folder input device to process Slingshot jobs

A hot folder input device that processes jobs submitted by Avanti Slingshot must have the same name as the Line Item specified on the Slingshot sales order and must use the JDF Batching method.

To set up a hot folder input device to process Slingshot jobs:

  1. Click the Administration tab.
  2. In the left pane, click Devices → Input Devices.
  3. Right-click the HotFolderJDF input device and select Copy.
  4. In the Input device name property, type the name of the Slingshot Line Item.
  5. Specify values for the Folder location and Staging location properties.
    Each hot folder must specify unique values for these two properties.
  6. Set these properties as follows:

    Workflow

    ParentNoPrint

    Child workflow

    The workflow that is appropriate for the print files in the job.

    Submit step

    SubmitInputFiles

    If you copy an input device other than HotFolderJDF, make sure that the value of the Batching method property is JDF.
  7. Fill in or edit other values that you need.
  8. Click OK.
  9. To use the input device, select it and click Enable and Connect.
After you configure an input device to use the JDF Batching method, do not submit input files to the device if they are not identified by a job ticket. Unidentified input files indefinitely remain in the staging location for the input device with a status of Waiting.
 
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