Group first

Specifies the primary grouping criterion for documents. The system creates a child job for each distinct combination of values of the six grouping properties.

Steps based on the GroupDocuments step template use these grouping properties.

The value of this property can be the name of any field in the document properties file, such as Customer Name, Encloser Type (envelope type or fold type), or Dispatch Type (USPS, Fed Ex, UPS, and so on). If any of the six grouping properties has no value, the grouping occurs according to the remaining properties. If no properties have a value, no grouping occurs.

The number of groups or child jobs created depends on the number of combinations of values for each of these grouping properties. It is possible that specifying an additional grouping (for example, Second group when First group was already specified) does not generate any additional groups. This could occur if all of the documents in the groups generated by First group have the same value for the property set for Second group.

A job can specify Not set to override the value set in the workflow.


Not set

Database name


Usage note: Group first is a positional job property. For information about using positional job properties, refer to the Information Center.

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