Notify-operator attribute

The notify-operator attribute is a scaled-down version of a notification profile. It can only be set on InfoPrint Manager queues and actual destinations and can only use the e-mail, message, exit and wireless delivery methods. In addition, it only sends messages when one of these events occur.

  1. A job is added to a queue.
  2. An actual destination starts processing a job.
  3. An actual destination finishes processing a job.

The syntax of the notify-operator attribute is:

See InfoPrint notification delivery method characteristics for descriptions of the e-mail and message delivery methods and their corresponding delivery addresses. By default, the notify-operator attribute is set to message:your user ID@your node when you create an actual destination or a queue. To change the value for an actual destination, you can use the Notification tab of the properties notebook. To change the value for a queue, use the pdset command.

The messages that the notify-operator attribute delivers are not standard error messages like the ones you receive when you use a full notification profile. Instead, you write the messages that you want to send and specify them as attributes of jobs when you submit them.

Note: You must either specify those attributes in the command when you submit the job or set the text in the job and document defaults for the appropriate logical destination.
To specify your messages, you use these job attributes:

  • job-message-to-operator

    The message that InfoPrint Manager sends when it adds a job to the queue.

  • job-start-message

    The message that InfoPrint Manager sends when the job starts processing.

  • job-end-message

    The message that InfoPrint Manager sends when the job finishes processing.

You can type the text for all three of these messages in the appropriate field on the Job Notification tab of the properties notebook for a job or a default job.

In addition, you can use the job-start-message attribute in conjunction with the job-start-wait attribute. If you set the job-start-wait attribute on a job (or in a default job) to true, the actual destination receives the job and sends the job-start message. Then, it pauses the actual destination (whether a job is currently being printed) until the operator intervenes. This function is useful when different jobs need to be printed on different types of paper. Operators do not need to manually pause the actual destination to change paper between jobs; InfoPrint Manager does it automatically. Once the printer is ready, the operator must resu