Workflow to split jobs by document property

Instead of splitting an AFP job into several jobs using job size as the criterion, you might want to use the value of a document property, such as country or sales region. In this scenario, you use a step based on the GroupDocuments step template instead of on the SplitDocuments step template. Each group of documents becomes a separate child job.

You can use a step based on the GroupDocuments step template to gather all the documents of one group into a single child job. You can use up to six grouping criteria to create child jobs. Each child job contains only the members of a group, such as all statements for each of five cities in each of 10 countries.

These tables summarize the recommended workflow configuration using CreateJobsFromDocuments, and an alternate workflow configuration using CreateAFPJobsFromDocuments.

If you have customized phase names in your system, the phase names in the tables might not match the names in your system.

Splitting jobs by document property, using CreateJobsFromDocuments

Parent/child Phase Step
Parent Receive

SetJobPropsFromTextFile

In the Input data stream field, select AFP.

Prepare UseInlineFormDefinition
IndexAFP
EnableRepositioning
IdentifyDocuments
Assemble GroupDocuments
CreateJobsFromDocuments
Complete RetainCompletedJobs
RemoveJobs
Child Receive SetJobPropsFromTextFile
SetJobPropsFromOriginal
Assemble BuildAFPFromDocuments
Print EnableRepositioning
CreatePageRanges
PrintJobs
Complete RetainCompletedJobs
RemoveJobs

Splitting jobs by document property, using CreateAFPJobsFromDocuments

Parent/child Phase Step
Parent Receive SetJobPropsFromTextFile
Prepare UseInlineFormDefinition
IndexAFP
IdentifyDocuments
Assemble GroupDocuments
CreateAFPJobsFromDocuments
Complete RetainCompletedJobs
RemoveJobs
Child Receive SetJobPropsFromTextFile
SetJobPropsFromOriginal
Print EnableRepositioning
CreatePageRanges
PrintJobs
Complete RetainCompletedJobs
RemoveJobs
 
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