SubmitInputFiles

A step that is based on this step template submits a group of input files according to the batching method specified. This type of step cannot be added to a workflow; it is set as the value of the Submit step property of an input device.

If the Create .zip file property for an input device is set to No, the step submits a parent job with a set of child jobs. A single input file is submitted as a single job that is processed by the child workflow, without a parent job. When there is a parent job and a set of child jobs, Ricoh ProcessDirector maintains a relationship between the parent and child jobs throughout the time that they remain on the system. If the Merge dataset property for a Download input device is set to No, the input device submits multi-dataset jobs as a parent job with a set of child jobs.

If the Create .zip file property for a hot folder input device is set to Yes, the step collects all of the files that match the value of the Data patterns property and creates a .zip file. The .zip file is submitted as a single job that is processed by the workflow.

Associated property

  • Submit step

Job property defaults

None

Usage notes

  • Set either the Child workflow property or the Child workflow initialization step property for the input device to assign a workflow to the jobs.
  • Set the Batching method property for the input device that uses this type of step to any value except None.
  • If a Job Definition Format (JDF) job ticket contains references to more than one file, the step rewrites the job ticket to reference only the file for each child job.
  • You cannot copy or delete this step template.