Header rules files for inserter control files
Not all inserter control files require a header record. In this case, no header rules file is required.
RICOH ProcessDirector uses the header rules file to write the header record of the inserter control file.
RICOH ProcessDirector provides these sample header rules files in the
/aiw/aiw1/samples/control_files/inserter(AIX and Linux)
|Inserter manufacturer||Header rules file|
|Bowe with JetVision camera systems||None (no header record)|
|Bowe Bell & Howell||None (no header record)|
|Gunther||None (no control file used)|
|Inserters with Ironsides camera systems||None (no header record)|
|Kern||None (no header record)|
In each field, RICOH ProcessDirector can put a fixed value (such as characters, blanks or zeroes) or the value of any of these RICOH ProcessDirector properties:
Job properties: Inserter job name (Job.Inserter.JobID), Job name (Job.Name), and Load plan comment (Job.Insert.LoadPlan.Comment)
- If you need to put the value of another job property in the inserter control file,
add a line for the job property in file
- If you need to put the value of another job property in the inserter control file, add a line for the job property in file
Any document property (document properties start with Doc)
For example, you put the values of the Doc.CurrentSheets and Doc.Insert.BinTriggers properties in a CEL
aggrfunction to add the number of sheets and inserts in all documents in a job. The function places the total in the PlannedSheetCount field of the header record. An example is in the
PB.icf.inputFile.header.dscsample header rules file.
RICOH ProcessDirector properties for header rules files lists some of the properties that you might want to put in the header record of an inserter control file. You specify properties by their database property names.
RICOH ProcessDirector properties for header rules files
|Property (field name)||Property (database name)||Description||Type||Length (characters)|
|Inserter job name||Job.Inserter.JobID||The job name that the inserter uses for the job. The default value is the Job number (Job.ID) property.||character||255|
|Job name||Job.Name||The job name.||character||128|
|Load plan comment||Job.Insert.LoadPlan.Comment||The names of the materials (or inserts) that the operator should load into each inserter bin.||character||128|
FormatComment lines start with a pound sign (#).
Each line in the rules file defines a field in the header record. Each line has this format:
- Specifies a descriptive name for the field in the header record. The name must not contain blank characters.
- Specifies the type of data in the field. Allowed values: character, varchar, integer, bigint, smallint, timestamp, time, date, double, float, real.
- Specifies the length (in characters) of the field. This field is required for inserter control files with fixed-length records. It is optional for control files with comma-delimited records and files that are in XML format.
- Specifies an expression in the RICOH ProcessDirector Content Expression Language (CEL). RICOH ProcessDirector evaluates the CEL expression to determine what value to place in the field. In the
expression, you can specify a fixed value (such as blanks or zeroes), or you can specify
the value of a RICOH ProcessDirector property. You can also use CEL functions. For information about the CEL language and functions,
see the related Reference topic.
This parameter is optional. If you omit it, the field in the control file contains zeroes or blanks, depending on the data type of the field.
ExampleThis example defines the first two fields of the header record in the inserter control file:
JobID,character,8,[expr=Job.Inserter.JobID]RunID,character,15,[expr=" TEST"]Assume that the value of the Job.Inserter.JobID property is 10000034. If the inserter control file format is fixed-length records, the header record looks like this: