A step that is based on the ReadDocumentsFromParent step template creates a new document properties file for the job by extracting lines from the parent job's document properties file. In most cases, ReadDocumentsFromParent provides better performance than ReadDocumentsFromDatabase. You might want to use this step template if you know that another workflow has changed document property values, and you want to use those values instead of the values from the original job. While the ReadDocumentsFromDatabase step template gets values from the original job, ReadDocumentsFromParent gets property values from the parent job. ReadDocumentsFromParent extracts only the lines where the value of Document Child Job ID equals the current job ID.

Job property defaults

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