Defining property mapping objects

You can use property mapping objects to define the relationship between the headings in a preferences file and the document properties defined for documents in a job. The relationship determines how the ApplyPreferences step uses their values during processing.
To define a property mapping object:
  1. Click the Administration tab.
  2. In the left pane, click System → Property Mapping.
  3. In the left pane, click Objects → Property Mapping.
  4. Click Actions → Add → Delimited.
  5. Click Add → Delimited.
  6. On the General tab, enter values for the properties as needed.
    Make sure the value you select for the File type property matches the format of the preferences file.
  7. On the General section, enter values for the properties as needed.
    Make sure the value you select for the File type property matches the format of the preferences file.
  8. On the Mapping tab:
    1. Enter a heading from the preferences file and select the document property that corresponds to that heading.
    2. To add an additional heading and document property, click the plus sign (Image) to the right of your last entry.
    3. To delete a heading and document property, click the minus sign (Image) to the right of the entry you want to delete.
    You must have at least two entries on the Mapping tab, one used to identify documents in the job and one designated as a property whose value is updated by the ApplyPreferences step.
    The order of the headings in the list does not have to match the order of the headings in the preferences file.
  9. Determine which document properties are going to be used as document identifiers and add them to the Document identifier list. On the Usage tab, select one or more properties from the Document property to set list and click the right arrow (Image) to move the properties into the Document identifier list.
    The properties in the Document identifier list are used to locate documents in the job.
    The properties in the Document property to set list are updated by the ApplyPreferences step with values from the preferences file.
    To move a property back to the Document property to set list, use the left arrow (Image).
  10. On the Property Mapping section:
    1. Enter a heading from the preferences file and select the document property that corresponds to that heading.
    2. Select a value for Usage.
      • The properties with the Usage value set to Identify document are used to locate documents in the job.
      • The properties with the Usage value set to Update property are updated by the ApplyPreferences step with values from the preferences file.
    3. To add an additional mapping, click the plus sign (Image) to the right of your last entry.
    4. To delete a mapping, click the minus sign (Image) to the right of the entry you want to delete.
    You must have at least two entries on the Mapping tab, one used to identify documents in the job and one designated as a property whose value is updated by the ApplyPreferences step.
    The order of the headings in the list does not have to match the order of the headings in the preferences file.
  11. Click OK.
 
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