Input Devices portlet

The Input Devices portlet lists the defined input devices.

You can do actions on the input devices, such as enabling, disabling, connecting, and disconnecting the input device.

To do an action on an input device, click the check box to select it and use the buttons at the top of the portlet, or right-click the row and select an action from the list.

The star icon indicates whether the input device is one of your favorite input devices. If you see a blue star, the input device is a favorite input device; if it is gray, it is not a favorite. To see all input devices or only your favorite input devices, click the star in the header row of the table.

The input devices and their properties are displayed differently, depending on whether the portlet is open in the List View or the Graphic View. To switch between the List View and the Graphic View, set the Device portlets on Main property in the Preferences dialog or the user property notebook.

The arrow to the left of the icon shows whether the device is connected or disconnected. Input devices can only receive input files when they are connected. If the parent server for the input device does not respond when you attempt to connect a disconnected input device, Ricoh ProcessDirector replaces the arrow to the left of the icon for the input device with the unable-to-connect icon. Ricoh ProcessDirector connects the input device when its parent server is available.

The arrow to the right of the icon shows whether the input device is enabled or disabled; input devices can create jobs to be processed only when they are enabled. A solid green arrow indicates that the device is connected or enabled; a broken yellow arrow indicates that the device is disconnected or disabled.

To connect or disconnect the input device, click the arrow to the left of the input device. To enable or disable the input device, click the arrow to the right of the input device.

If there is a yellow bar next to the input device, the input device is disabled, disconnect, or disabled and disconnected. If there is a red bar next to the input device, the input device is in error.

To manage the columns that are displayed in the table, click the Gear menu button at the top right of the portlet. You can also right-click anywhere in the Input Devices table header row and select Manage Columns. By default, these columns are displayed in the portlet:

  • Input device name

    Shows the name of the input device.

  • Input files waiting

    Shows the number of input files that are currently waiting to be made into jobs.

  • Batching method

    Shows the Batching method that the input device uses.

  • Input device location

    The location, if any, that the input device is associated with.

  • Enabled status

    Shows whether the input device is enabled; input devices can create jobs to be processed only when they are enabled.

  • Connection status

    Shows whether the input device is connected; input devices can only receive input files when they are connected.

  • Device type

    Shows the input device type.

  • Input device description

    Shows the description of the input device.

Changing the column settings in the Graphic View also changes them in the List View.

Some of the columns might be hidden, depending on the size of the portlet. To see all the columns, maximize the portlet.

Only input devices that are associated with locations in the Locations to show property on your user preferences appear in the Input Devices table.

You can filter the list by typing any string in the filter field Funnel icon at the top of the Input Devices portlet. Input devices that contain the string in any property that is included in a column in the table are displayed.

To export entries in the Input Devices table into a single Comma-Separated Value (CSV) file, click the Gear menu button and select Export Table to CSV.

The exported list only contains entries for input devices that match all the filters that are set. For example, you type HotFolder in the filter field Funnel icon. The list in the CSV file contains only the entries for input devices with the word HotFolder in their names. The entries are sorted by input device name.

To add new input devices, administrators can click the Gear menu button at the top right of the portlet.