Associating inserter controller objects with jobs

You can associate an inserter controller object with jobs. Each job can have one associated inserter controller object.

Ricoh ProcessDirector uses the inserter controller object for the job to:

  • Write the inserter control file for the job and send it to the inserter controller.
  • Receive the inserter results file for the job from the inserter controller and interpret it.

To associate an inserter controller object with jobs, you specify the name of the inserter controller object in the Inserter controller job property. You can specify this property in a step based on the WriteInserterControlFile or InsertJobs step template.

If you change the Inserter controller property for a job that is already in the system, use the Process Again action to reprocess the job starting at the step based on the WriteInserterControlFile step template (if one exists) or from the step based on the InsertJobs step template.

To associate an inserter controller object with jobs:
  1. Click the Workflow tab.
  2. In the Workflow Objects portlet, click the Workflows tab.
  3. Click the name of the workflow that the jobs use.
    The workflow must contain a step based on the WriteInserterControlFile or InsertJobs step template.
  4. Disable the workflow.
  5. Optional: Disable the workflow by clicking the switch to the left of the workflow name.
    If you do not disable the workflow while you edit it, jobs that use this workflow continue to move through steps. When you save, the workflow is momentarily disabled then enabled again. Jobs that are processing in the workflow could move into error.
  6. In the Workflow Objects portlet, click the Step Templates tab.
  7. In the workflow editor tab, click Step Templates in the top right corner of the window.
  8. Select the step based on the WriteInserterControlFile or InsertJobs step template.
  9. Click Properties (Properties icon).
  10. In the Job Defaults section in the Inserter controller property, select the inserter controller object.
  11. Right-click the step based on the WriteInserterControlFile or InsertJobs step template, and select Properties.
  12. On the Insert tab, select the inserter controller object for the Inserter controller property.
  13. Click OK.
  14. Save the workflow.
  15. To use the workflow, go to the Workflow Objects portlet. Select the workflow and click Enable workflow (Enable workflow icon).
 
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