Defining a workflow to send AFP jobs to Quadient Inspire

Copy and customize one of the AFP workflows to create a workflow that sends jobs to Quadient Inspire (formerly GMC Inspire).
These AFP workflows are available when the Designer and AFP Support features are installed. These workflows include:
  • ComposeAFPDataRetrieved
    Use this workflow when you want to send a WFD file and one or more raw data files to Quadient Inspire and generate new AFP files as part of your workflow and you want to store the data files in an external location.

    This workflow expects you to submit the WFD file listed in the ComposeAFP step template. The workflow creates an overrides file from the values of the Data files and Data modules properties. Data files are not submitted as part of the job; the workflow expects to find the files in the locations listed in the overrides file.

  • ComposeAFPDataSubmitted
    Use this workflow when you want to send a WFD file and one raw data file to Quadient Inspire and generate new AFP files as part of your workflow and you want to submit the data file as part of the print job.

    This workflow expects you to submit a WFD file and the data file.

    • You can only submit one data file as part of a print job. If the job requires more than one data file, you must store the data files in another location and use the ComposeAFPDataRetrieved workflow instead.
  • ReformatAFP
    Use this workflow when you have an existing AFP file that you want to send to Quadient Inspire to be reformatted or otherwise modified.

    This workflow expects you to submit a WFD file and, optionally, an existing AFP file.

To define a workflow to send jobs to Quadient Inspire:

  1. Click the Workflow tab.
  2. In the Workflow Objects portlet, click the Workflows tab.
  3. Right-click the appropriate workflow from the list 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 the ComposeAFP step template:
    • If you copied the supplied ComposeAFP step template and renamed it, delete ComposeAFP and add your new step template to the workflow.
    • If you modified the supplied ComposeAFP step template without copying it, delete this version of ComposeAFP and add the modified version to the workflow.
  7. Click the name of the ComposeAFP step template or your new step template and click Properties (Properties icon) to display the job default values. Update any values that are different for this workflow.
  8. Right-click the ComposeAPF step and select Properties to display the job default values. Update any values that are different for this workflow.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Add and update any other step templates that the workflow requires.
  11. Save and enable the workflow.
 
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