Hot folder input devices

Hot folder input devices can receive print jobs that include a single file, jobs that include multiple files, and jobs that include JDF job tickets.

When you configure a hot folder, you determine what types of jobs it should handle. Then, you have to make sure that jobs are submitted to the correct hot folder so they are processed correctly. Otherwise, print jobs can encounter errors before they even start to process through a workflow.

Input files can be processed individually or as groups. To process them as groups, you can create a batch. Some batching methods require additional supporting files that must be submitted with the input files.

The figure Hot folder input device processing shows how a hot folder input device processes jobs. The input device acts on jobs based on the value of the batching method and passes the job to the Submit step.

Hot folder input device processing

This figure shows how a hot folder input device processes jobs. The input device acts on jobs based on the value of the batching method, as described in the text.

Permissions

All users who submit jobs to a hot folder (including the user IDs that job submission applications run under) must have the appropriate permissions for that folder. The easiest way to make sure that users have the correct permissions is to add all submitters to the Ricoh ProcessDirector group (aiwgrp1 is the default), which is created when Ricoh ProcessDirector is installed.