Using a mapping file to find input files

If you use a Job Definition Format (JDF) job ticket to submit jobs to a Hot folder device, you do not have to copy all the input files to the Hot folder. When the job ticket is placed in the Hot folder, RICOH ProcessDirector reads it and searches for the input files that it lists.

If the file paths in the job ticket do not match the directory names on a mounted file system, RICOH ProcessDirector uses a file system mapping file to search for the input files.

RICOH ProcessDirector provides a sample file system mapping file, system_map.cfg, in /aiw/aiw1/samples/config/ . You can copy and edit this file as necessary. Copy the file to the /aiw/aiw1/control_files/config/ directory before customizing it. Comments in the sample file explain the file format.

To specify the file system mapping file:

  1. Click the Administration tab.
  2. In the left pane, click SettingsSystem.
  3. In the File system mapping file field, type the file path of the mapping file.
  4. Click SAVE.

You do not have to restart the system.