getChildFileName syntax

You can use the getChildFileName method when an external program creates only one child job and its associated files. This method returns a file name for a child job. When the external program starts to write the data for the child job, it writes the data to a file with the name that the getChildFileName method returns.

To use the Ricoh ProcessDirector getChildFileName method, use symbol notation to reference it as a Ricoh ProcessDirector symbol formula. Use this syntax:

${getChildFileName(UsageKeyword, DatatypeKeyword, ChildGroupID)}

where:

UsageKeyword
A case-sensitive keyword that identifies the usage type of the spool file. The use of UsageKeyword with the getChildFileName method is the same as described earlier in this topic for spool files and the getFileName and getAbsoluteFileName methods.
DatatypeKeyword
A case-sensitive keyword that identifies the datatype of the spool file. The use of DatatypeKeyword with the getChildFileName method is the same as described earlier in this topic for spool files and the getFileName and getAbsoluteFileName methods.
ChildGroupID
A unique numeric value that Ricoh ProcessDirector uses to identify the files that belong to the same child job. Typically, when the external program generates a single child job, the value is set to 1.