Messages in Ricoh ProcessDirector

Messages from different Ricoh ProcessDirector devices and components, and messages from external programs that Ricoh ProcessDirector works with, can help solve problems that arise during processing.

Because messages from different Ricoh ProcessDirector components might be recorded in the same log, the first step to interpreting messages is to determine which component generated them. You can use these conventions to determine which component issued a message:

Messages that begin with AIW
Many of these messages are generated by the Ricoh ProcessDirector server or user interface. If you view a message in one of the Ricoh ProcessDirector logs, you can click the message to see the full text and any recommended actions.

In other cases, messages that begin with AIW contain messages from other components. If an external program (or a component that behaves like an external program, such as a Ricoh Transform feature or the AFP Conversion and Indexing Facility (ACIF)) sends a message to the primary server, the message is recorded as a server message. The text of the message contains the message ID for the component that issued the message.

For example, you might find this message in a log:

AIWI0017I 0425-440 ACIF AT PK17935 HAS COMPLETED NORMALLY WITH RETURN CODE 0.
In this case, AIWI0017I is the message that is issued by the server. The text of the message identifies message number 0425-440 which, based on the information below, indicates that this message was originally generated by the ACIF component.

Messages that begin with the numbers 0420 through 0424
These messages are generated by the print driver in Ricoh ProcessDirector, Print Services Facility (PSF). These messages are documented in InfoPrint Manager: PSF and Server Messages, and Transform Messages, G550-1053. The actions described in that manual are specific to InfoPrint Manager, but can be adapted to the Ricoh ProcessDirector environment.

On a Linux or AIX system with a Ricoh ProcessDirector server, you can use the psfmsg command to display information about these messages. Enter this command:

/usr/lpp/psf/bin/psfmsg 042n-nnn
042n-nnn is the message number.

Messages that begin with the number 0425
These messages are generated by ACIF. For information about resolving these messages, see AFP Conversion and Indexing Facility User's Guide, G550-1342. If you are familiar with the LookAt tool on the zSeries systems, you can replace the 0425 in the message number with APK and use LookAt to find the explanation.

On a Linux or AIX system with a Ricoh ProcessDirector server, you can use the psfmsg command to display information about these messages. Enter this command:

/usr/lpp/psf/bin/psfmsg 0425-nnn
0425-nnn is the message number.

Messages that begin with FTD
These messages are generated by the AFP viewer component. The majority of these messages contain actions that you can take to resolve the error.
Any message that mentions SQL
These messages are generated by the internal database and should generally be reported to Software Support.

Messages that begin with characters not listed above are generated by components called by Ricoh ProcessDirector (such as a Ricoh Transform feature). You must read the text of the message to determine what program or component issued the message.