Jobs with JSON files

RICOH ProcessDirector can process jobs submitted as JSON files. You can submit JSON files to an input device or place a JSON file at a location from which the RICOH ProcessDirector server retrieves it. You can use REST web service input device to retrieve JSON files that become jobs.

If you place a JSON file at a location from which it is retrieved, RICOH ProcessDirector processes the file as jobs move through the workflow. You submit another type of file to the hot folder to initiate the process. For example, you can submit a print file or a trigger file, such as a file with job overrides or with no content.

Note: The Web Services Enablement feature lets you use REST Web service protocols to receive JSON data from and exchange it with other applications.

A step based on the ConvertJSONToXML step template converts a JSON input file to an XML output file. You can then use RICOH ProcessDirector step templates that manipulate XML files.