Defining a workflow to submit a file to an InfoPrint 5000 hot folder

To submit a print job to a hot folder on an InfoPrint 5000, you must create a workflow that uses the CopyToFolder step.
To define the workflow:
  1. Click the Workflow tab.
  2. In the Workflow Objects portlet, click the Workflows tab.
  3. Right-click the OutputPDF workflow and select Copy.
  4. Name the copy of the workflow, fill in or edit other values that you need, and click Ok.
  5. Name the copy of the workflow, fill in or edit other values that you need, and click Continue.
  6. Find and right-click the TransformJobIntoPDF step.
  7. Select Delete. You see a confirmation message. Click Yes.
  8. Connect the DetectInputDataStream step to the CopyToFolder step:
    1. Hover over the DetectInputDataStream step and click its connector head (Connector head icon).
    2. Hover over the DetectInputDataStream step. Click and hold a highlighted section (Image) to make the connector appear.
    3. Drag the connector onto the CopyToFolder step, wait until a section of the step is highlighted, and release the mouse button.
    4. Drag the connector arrow onto the CopyToFolder step.
  9. Select the CopyToFolder step and click Properties.
  10. Right-click the CopyToFolder step and select Properties.
  11. Click Job Defaults.
  12. Click External.
  13. Delete the contents of the External Command [Print] [CopyToFolder] property and replace it with a one of these commands:
    • If you want to submit a print file to the hot folder, the command should look like this:

      cp ${getCurrentFile(${Job.InputDatastream})} /mnt/destinationHotFolder/${Job.ID}

      Replace destinationHotFolder with the name of the directory that the InfoPrint 5000 printer uses as a hot folder.

      • When you use this command, you cannot send the number of copies (or other job properties) to the printer. You must specify the number of copies on the printer.
    • If you want to submit a MIME package (containing a PDF file and a JDF job ticket), which specifies the number of copies to print, the command should look like this:

      cp ${getFileName(print,mjm,read)} /mnt/destinationHotFolder/${Job.ID}

      Replace destinationHotFolder with the name of the directory that the InfoPrint 5000 printer uses as a hot folder.

      • Copying a MIME package requires InfoPrint 5000 Code Level V2.9.112 or later.
  14. Delete the contents of the External Command property and replace it with a one of these commands:
    • If you want to submit a print file to the hot folder, the command should look like this:

      cp ${getCurrentFile(${Job.InputDatastream})} /mnt/destinationHotFolder/${Job.ID}

      Replace destinationHotFolder with the name of the directory that the InfoPrint 5000 printer uses as a hot folder.

      • When you use this command, you cannot send the number of copies (or other job properties) to the printer. You must specify the number of copies on the printer.
    • If you want to submit a MIME package (containing a PDF file and a JDF job ticket), which specifies the number of copies to print, the command should look like this:

      cp ${getFileName(print,mjm,read)} /mnt/destinationHotFolder/${Job.ID}

      Replace destinationHotFolder with the name of the directory that the InfoPrint 5000 printer uses as a hot folder.

      • Copying a MIME package requires InfoPrint 5000 Code Level V2.9.112 or later.
  15. Click OK.
  16. Save and enable the workflow.
 
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