Conditions

Lets you define one or more conditions for a rule. Each condition consists of a job property, a comparison, and a value.

Property
Specifies which job property you want to use for the condition.

Values:

The list of all job properties (by field name) in the system.

Comparison
Specifies how Ricoh ProcessDirector compares the property value for a job to the contents of the Value field to decide whether a job meets the condition. Select one of these:

Values:

= (equal to ) (default)
A job meets the condition if its property value exactly matches the text in the Value field. The comparison is case-sensitive.
!= (not equal to)
A job meets the condition if it has a property value and it is not the value in the Value field. The comparison is case-sensitive.
> (greater than)
A job meets the condition if its property value is greater than the number in the Value field.
< (less than)
A job meets the condition if its property value is less than the number in the Value field or if the property has no value.
>= (greater than or equal to)
A job meets the condition if its property value is the same as or greater than the number in the Value field.
<= (less than or equal to)
A job meets the condition if its property value is the same as or less than the number in the Value field or if the property has no value.
Like
A job meets the condition if its property value matches the value in the Value field when that value includes wildcard characters. For example, the value in the Value field for the Job name property is CUST1*. All jobs from one customer have the prefix CUST1 added to the job name. A job meets the condition when its job name begins with the text CUST1. The comparison is case-sensitive.
Unlike
A job meets the condition if its property value does not match the value in the Value field when that value includes wildcard characters. For example, the value in the Value field for the Job name property is *.pdf. A job meets the condition when the extension for the job name is not .pdf. The comparison is case-sensitive.
Not set
A job meets the condition if its property has no value set or if the value is Not set.
Set
A job meets the condition if its property has a value set.

Value
Specifies the value that Ricoh ProcessDirector uses to decide whether a job meets the condition.

Values:

Depending on the property, you can either choose from a list or enter an alphanumeric value.

If a property takes a unit, you cannot select it. You must specify measurement values in inches. You must specify time values in the smallest unit that the property supports. For example, values for Retention period are in minutes.

Database name
Connector.Display
Usage notes:
  • When you use the like or unlike comparison, you can use wildcard characters in the Value field. Use * or % to represent zero or more characters; use _ or ? to represent exactly one character. If you use a like comparison and type only a wildcard character in the Value field, all the jobs in which that property value is set meet the condition, but not the jobs in which that value is Not set.
  • To define an additional condition, click + to the right of any condition. To delete a condition, click - to the right of the condition you want to delete.
  • If the Value is a date or timestamp, you must only use the less than or greater than comparison.
  • You cannot use a Ricoh ProcessDirector symbol in the Value field.