How does the pdaccount command collect InfoPrint server accounting information?

To activate InfoPrint server account log support, you must change the log-accounting-data value. By default, the InfoPrint Manager value is log-accounting-data=false, and the actual destination default is to use the server setting. As a result, you must set the log-accounting-data attribute as follows:

  • To activate accounting for all destinations on a server:

    Set the server's log-accounting-data attribute to True (if an actual destination hasn't specified this attribute, the server's log-accounting-data attribute is used)

  • To activate accounting for a specific actual destination:

    Set the log-accounting-data attribute to True for that specific actual destination. Otherwise, the value of the log-accounting-data attribute for the server is used.

  • To deactivate accounting for all destinations on a server:

    Set the log-accounting-data attribute to False (if an actual destination hasn't specified this attribute, the server's log-accounting-data attribute is used).

  • To deactivate accounting for a specific actual destination:

    Set the log-accounting-data attribute to False for that specific actual destination. Otherwise, the value of the log-accounting-data attribute for the server is used.

You can change the log-accounting-data attribute with a pdset command or the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI. For more information about the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI, see RICOH InfoPrint Manager for AIX: Getting Started.

By default, the pdaccount command obtains this accounting information from one or more InfoPrint Manager servers:

  • actual destination name
  • job owner
  • global job-id
  • submission time
  • completion time
  • pages-completed
  • octets-completed
  • data stream
  • job name

To use the accounting log version, you must set the accounting-log-version value. By default, the accounting-log-version value is not set. To use the same accounting-log-version value for all actual destinations on a server, set the server's accounting-log-version attribute to the desired text value and make sure that the accounting-log-version attribute is not set on the actual destinations.

The accounting-log-version attribute is logged only if it has a value. By setting the accounting-log-version attribute, a new field is appended after the currently fixed set of logged attributes which shifts the previous layout of additional accounting data.

The actual destinations attribute additional-accounting-log-attributes contains the job and document attributes that you define to record in the accounting log for each destination. You can use the actual destination attribute additional-accounting-log-attributes to define additional job and document attributes that you want included in the log. These attributes are:

  • accounting1-text
  • accounting2-text
  • accounting3-text
  • account-text
  • actual-destinations-requested
  • address1-text
  • address2-text
  • address3-text
  • address4-text
  • auxiliary-sheet-selection
  • base-printer
  • building-text callback-number
  • chars
  • color-bits-per-plane
  • color-mapping-table
  • color-profile
  • color-rendering-intent
  • color-toner-saver
  • copy-count
  • creation-time
  • default-input-tray
  • default-medium
  • department-text
  • destination-accounting1-text
  • destination-accounting2-text
  • destination-accounting3-text
  • destination-company-text
  • destination-locations-requested
  • destination-models-requested
  • destination-name-requested
  • destination-pass-through
  • destinations-used
  • document-comment
  • document-content
  • document-file-name
  • document-finishing
  • document-type
  • email-from-address
  • email-to-address
  • font-resolution
  • form-definition
  • halftone input-tray-select
  • job-batch
  • job-client-id
  • job-comment
  • job-copies-completed
  • job-deadline-time
  • job-discard-time
  • job-finishing
  • job-media-sheet-count
  • job-originator