Creating a custom step (transform) object that updates the job's page count

By default, InfoPrint Manager has no knowledge of the number of pages in a transformed job. However, if you have a transform that knows how many pages are in the job, you can create a transform object that can update InfoPrint Manager with this information. InfoPrint Manager can pass transform objects an update_file with the %u option. This update_file can be updated with the number of pages that are in the transformed job, and InfoPrint Manager then updates the job with this information. To modify the update_file, the user supplied transform needs to call the transform_update utility that is supplied with InfoPrint Manager. For the syntax of the transform_update utility, see Using the transform_update utility.

To define a data stream transform object from the InfoPrint Manager Web Administration Interface, use this procedure:

  1. Connect to the