A step that is based on this step template creates a child job from one or more source (input) files. If you specify more than one source file, the system automatically concatenates them. You use this step when you want to create a new job that operates on a single file. For example, if you have one or more text or PostScript files produced by a job that are auxiliary to the main print file, you can use a step based on this step template to create another job to print those files.

Job property defaults

  • Child workflow:
  • Destination file usage:
  • Destination file type:
  • Child job name:
  • First source file:
  • Second source file:
  • Third source file:
  • Fourth source file:
  • Fifth source file:
  • Sixth source file:
  • Seventh source file:
  • Eighth source file:

Usage notes

  • If you use more than one source file, their contents must be compatible when concatenated.
  • If you use an overrides file for the child job, the overrides set in that file will be appended to the overrides created by CreateJobFromFiles. Later properties take precedence, so a workflow value in an overrides file can override the workflow assigned here.
  • You can use RICOH ProcessDirector symbols when specifying a source file name and path.
  • You can specify a source file name as a full path or a relative path. If you use a relative path, the system resolves it with respect to the job's spool folder. For example, for job number 10001025, spool folder /aiw/aiw1/spool/default/10001025, and First source file, the path resolves to /aiw/aiw1/spool/default/10001025/