Child workflow initialization step

Specifies the name of the step that the input device uses to initialize the workflow for single jobs or child jobs, convert an optional overrides file submitted with a job to a text file in property name=value format for setting job properties, or both.

Values:

Not set (default)
The input device has no name assigned for the step. Use this setting if you assign the workflow by setting the Child workflow property for the input device. For LPD input devices, you must enter a value other than Not set for the Child workflow initialization step property.
SetJobTypeFromRules
This step sets the workflow value by using a Ricoh ProcessDirector control file. You can edit the control file so that Ricoh ProcessDirector determines the workflow from a value of a parameter that accompanies the job. For example, Ricoh ProcessDirector could use the FORMS JCL parameter to set the workflow. The Child workflow parsing rules property for the input device specifies the control file that Ricoh ProcessDirector uses if this value is set. This step can also use the control file to convert an optional overrides file to a text file in Ricoh ProcessDirector property name=value format for setting job properties.
SetJobTypeFromFileName
This step sets the workflow value by parsing the name of the input file. You can specify a pattern-matching string that Ricoh ProcessDirector uses to determine the part of the name to use. For example, Ricoh ProcessDirector could use the file extension of the input file to set the workflow. The Child workflow pattern property for the input device specifies the pattern-matching string that Ricoh ProcessDirector uses if this value is set. This step can also use the control file specified by the Child workflow parsing rules property for the input device to convert an optional overrides file to a text file in Ricoh ProcessDirector property name=value format for setting job properties.

Database name
InputDevice.Child.InitJobTypeStep

Usage notes:

  • For input device types other than LPD, you can use the Child workflow property in place of or with the Child workflow initialization step property. At least one of the properties must have a value. If the Child workflow initialization step cannot assign a workflow to the job, Ricoh ProcessDirector uses the workflow that the Child workflow property for the input device specifies. For LPD input devices, you must enter a value for the Child workflow initialization step property; you cannot use Child workflow instead.
  • The Workflow initialization step property for the input device specifies the step that initializes the workflow for parent jobs.