Control file template

Specifies the path and name of the control file template that Ricoh ProcessDirector uses to map job properties to options of the printer command.


Up to 255 characters (bytes)

Database name

Usage notes:

  • This property applies only to Passthrough printers.
  • The content and format of the information that the control file contains depend on the program that uses the control file.
  • Ricoh ProcessDirector supplies passthru.cfg as a default control file template: On AIX and Linux, this file is in the /aiw/aiw1/control_files/passthru directory. On Windows, this file is in the C:\aiw\aiw1\control_files\passthru directory. The sample control file template maps Ricoh ProcessDirector job properties to sample print command options. For example, the control file template contains this statement:

    JobCopies = ${Job.Copies}

    This statement sets JobCopies to the value of the Job copies requested property. JobCopies is the Ricoh ProcessDirector database name of the job property. You can add and delete statements in the PassThroughPrinter.cfg file as required.

  • To use the control file created with this template in the Printer command property, use the getFileName method with this syntax: ${getFileName(passthru.control,text,read)}

    Do not use the getControlFileName method.

  • You must pass all job properties that you want the Passthrough printer to use. You can pass them in the control file template or in the printer command.