Use this workflow for ASCII line-data or mixed-mode input files that are submitted to a Hot folder input device or with the LPD protocol. This workflow sets values for job properties by using values set in each step in the workflow and by using a job properties file.

The input device specifies a control file, receive_lpd_jobtype.cfg, to change LPD control file parameters for a job to a job properties file in RICOH ProcessDirector property name=value format that is read by the first step in this workflow.

When using this workflow with the LPD protocol, remove ${Job.InputFile} from the Job name property in the SetJobPropsFromTextFile step.

  • The ConvertLineDataJobIntoAFP step that this workflow contains returns messages in the language that its External program language property specifies.
  • The EnableRepositioning and CreatePageRanges steps that this workflow contains return messages in the language in which the RICOH ProcessDirector base product is installed.

Phases and steps

The illustration shows the steps in each phase of the sample workflow.