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.
- A job is added to a queue.
- An actual destination starts processing a job.
- An actual destination finishes processing a job.
The syntax of the notify-operator attribute is:
delivery-method:delivery-addressSee 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
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.
The message that InfoPrint Manager sends when it adds a job to the queue.
The message that InfoPrint Manager sends when the job starts processing.
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 resume
the actual destination and the job prints. This function should be
set for the first in a series of jobs, once you are certain that there
are no jobs printing on the printer. Because it compels InfoPrint Manager to pause
for every job with
job-start-wait=true, you should
not specify this value on the default job.
To use the job-start-wait attribute, you must set it to yes on the job or default job. You can specify the attribute in the command when you submit a print job or set it on the Job Notification tab of the properties notebook for default jobs.