Submitting a batch of input files manually
For example, an input device usually waits to receive 1000 PDF pages before it submits a job. At the end of the day, there are only 650 PDF pages in the input device. You want to start processing those pages before you leave, so you use this procedure to submit those pages manually.
- You can submit all the input files in an input device with the Batch all action on the input device as long as the Batching method is not JDF or Pattern. The Batch all action does not wait for the Polling interval to be reached before creating the jobs.
- In the Input Devices portlet, right-click the input device whose input files you want to batch together and select
Show Files.You see a list of all input files for the selected input device.
- Select two or more files whose status is not Error.If the Batching method is Number of sets, Pages in sets, or Sets by time, select all the files for each set.
- Click Make Batch.
- Click OK.
- Click CLOSE.
If the Create .zip file property is set to No, a child job is created for each input file you selected. A parent job is submitted to keep the child jobs together as a group. If the Create .zip file property is set to Yes, the files are combined in a ZIP file and submitted as a group.