Job name is blank in Jobs table

If a job name is blank in the Jobs table, either the Job name property for the workflow is not set or a job property control file that defines the job name was not submitted with the job.
Ricoh ProcessDirector does not require a job name to print the job; the Job number property contains the unique system identifier, or spool ID, that Ricoh ProcessDirector uses to identify the job. However, you might want a job name to appear in the Jobs table. These are the ways the job name is specified for a job:
  • A job properties control file that is submitted with the job defines the job name.
  • The user who submitted a job specifies the job name, or the host system that submitted the job assigns the job name. Ricoh ProcessDirector initially supplies the job name when it creates the job from the input file. Authorized users can specify a different name.

To display the job name for a job in the Jobs table, you must do either of these:

  • Submit a job properties control file that defines the job name with the job.
    To define a job name and submit the control file:
    1. In the control file, make sure that the DEFINE ${Job.Name} line is set. For example, this line sets the job name to the name that the TITLETEXT job parameter specifies:
      DEFINE ${Job.Name} AS "${TITLETEXT}"
      Ricoh ProcessDirector provides sample control files, receive_jcl_jobtype.cfg, receive_lpd_jobtype.cfg, and receive_lpd_pdf_jobtype.cfg, that are installed in the /aiw/aiw1/samples/rules/ directory. You can copy those files to the /aiw/aiw1/control_files/rules/ directory and modify them to meet your needs.
    2. Make sure the Child workflow initialization step property for the input device is set to SetJobTypeFromRules or SetJobTypeFromFileName and use the Child workflow parsing rules property to specify the name of the control file that defines the job name. Make sure the directory path is correct so Ricoh ProcessDirector can find the file.
  • Set the job name in the Job name property of the SetJobPropsFromTextFile step, which is the first step in a workflow.
    When you use the ${Job.InputFile} symbol as the value in the Job name property, Ricoh ProcessDirector sets the job name to the name of the input file from which the job was created.
    Note: Do not use the ${Job.InputFile} symbol when you are submitting a job to a Download or LPD input device with a control file that defines the job name because the symbol overrides the job name defined in the control file. For example, if the workflow specifies ${Job.InputFile} as the value of the Job name property, and a control file, such as receive_jcl_jobtype.cfg, specifies DEFINE ${Job.Name} AS "${DEPARTMENT}", Ricoh ProcessDirector sets the value of the Job name property to the name of the input file for the job, not to the value that the DEPARTMENT job parameter specifies.