Configuring the TotalFlow BatchBuilder Notify Addon

To configure the TotalFlow BatchBuilder Notify Addon you must edit the config.ini configuration file.

Log in to Windows and go to StartAll ProgramsRICOHTotalFlow BatchBuilder Notify Addon. Click Open Config File to open the configuration file.

You can edit the config.ini configuration file:

[General]
pluginsPath=<installationDirectory>/plugins
dataRetention=30

[Subscriber]
url=http://server.address:port/BatchBuilder/externalApi

[Device]
name=example-XML-printer
actionName=markJobAsPrinted
plugin=XML
xsl=<filepath>
pollingInterval=20
location=<filepath>

[Device]
name=example-Infoprint-printer
actionName=markJobAsPrinted
plugin=INFOPRINT5000
address=<hostname>
pollingInterval=10

[Device]
name=example-Ricoh-SNMP-printer
actionName=markJobAsPrinted
plugin=SNMP
address=<hostname>
pollingInterval=10
readCommunityName=public

General section
You can specify a value for dataRetention to set the number of retention days. The pluginsPath specifies the location of the plug-ins on the disk.
Subscriber section
You can specify the URL for the TotalFlow BatchBuilder system where server.adress is the host name or IP address of the computer where TotalFlow BatchBuilder is installed.
If you want to use the TotalFlow BatchBuilder Notify Addon with multiple TotalFlow BatchBuilder clients, you can add a new Subscriber section and specify one URL for each machine where TotalFlow BatchBuilder is installed. TotalFlow BatchBuilder Notify Addon and TotalFlow BatchBuilder must have the same the same version.
Device section
You can configure the printer you want to collect information from. Specify the printer unique name and the plug-in file type.

There are three available plug-in file types:

  1. The specified default plug-in type is XML. This plug-in type is used with printers that generate XML files after printing.

    This type of printer creates a separate XML file for each job printed. You can configure the Notify Addon application to save the printer created XML files and place them in a hot folder. Set a path for the location of the hot folder and a time interval you want the TotalFlow BatchBuilder Notify Addon to scan the hot folder for new XML files.

    You can also specify a file path for an XSL file. The XSL file is used to transform the XML file from the printer to a different XML file format that can be processed by the TotalFlow BatchBuilder system based on an existing .XSD schema file. When the notification is received, the corresponding job is marked as Printed in the TotalFlow BatchBuilder subscribed systems.

  2. The SNMP plug-in type is used with printer models that support communication through RICOH Job MIB over SNMP. If you set the polling interval, the TotalFlow BatchBuilder Notify Addon feature checks the printer status and the printer job list. When a job is printed the Notify Addon sends a notification through the SNMP protocol to the TotalFlow BatchBuilder system and the corresponding job is marked as Printed in the TotalFlow BatchBuilder subscribed systems.
  3. The InfoPrint5000 plug-in type is used with the InfoPrint 5000 printer model. The Notify Addon verifies printer events in the printer job log. When a job is printed, the information is written in the job log and the Notify Addon sends a notification to TotalFlow BatchBuilder through an Infoprint private communication protocol. The job is marked as Printed in the TotalFlow BatchBuilder subscribed systems.

The address specifies the IP or host address of the print system.
Important: The TotalFlow BatchBuilder Notify Addon allows you to configure more than one printer by adding a new [Device] section in the config.ini configuration file for each printer.