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Registered: ‎11-15-2016

Generate JDF or XML once Status at printer has turned to Completed

 

Just wondering how I can scan a job off on our system once printed and  the 'Job ID/Status at Printer' has turned from Held to Completed, is there any way I can generate a XML or JDF once this turns to completed via FreeFlow Core.

 

Thanks in advance 

 

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Re: Generate JDF or XML once Status at printer has turned to Completed

There's no way to generate and XML or JDF.

 

However, you can get a JMF status signal from FFCore. JMF status signals can be enabled for all jobs in the system regardless of job submission mechanism (e.g. JMF signals can be sent for jobs submitted via the UI).

 

The short answer (assuming you are submitting via JMF).

  • Submit job via JMF SubmitQE command
  • The response will have a QueueEntryID with the FFCore job ID
  • FFCore will send JMF status signals as the job status changes
  • FFCore will send a specialized status signal letting you know which Printer Destination was used to print the job. This will include the Job ID from the DFE
  • When the job reaches a terminal state FFCore will return status signals with both the FFCore and the DFE statuses

I would suggest registering for the FFCore SDK (no charge unless you want support) which will give you access to commented sample files showing the above (and plenty more): https://www.xerox-solutions.net/developers

 

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Re: Generate JDF or XML once Status at printer has turned to Completed

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Isit possible to pull any type of file back out of FreeFlow Core once the printer status has turned to 'Completed' if so do you know where these files get stored or how to generate them?

 

We are using MAX CSV

 

Thanks

 

FreeFlow Production Workflow Moderator
Posts: 2,298
Registered: ‎01-03-2012

Re: Generate JDF or XML once Status at printer has turned to Completed

There's no programmatic interface to retrieve the job file.

 

However, you can instruct FFCore to save the processed document (and the print ticket) via MAX.

I would add a column to the manifest that has the network location into which you want to save files (each row can have a different location).

I would then map that as a variable and use it for the Save location in the Save component.

 

If you have not already configured FFCore to use network locations I would suggest doing that as well.

Details are in the installation instructions.

 

In the end you should be able to have FFCore automatically save jobs to a location of your choosing.

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Re: Generate JDF or XML once Status at printer has turned to Completed

Hi Javier

 

We have put a save action after the print preset but this only saves the job when it leaves FFC to go to the printer. We are trying to get a status update and number of sheets used from the actual print machine once the job is completed.

 

We have downloaded the SDK and believe that the sample JMF titled "Resource Signal with Printed Quantity.jmf" within - "Resources\FreeFlow Core v5 SDK\JMF Samples\02 - Job Submission\" will achieve this. However we are unclear on how to impliment this.

 

1) Can it be added to the scripting element on the hotfolder set up?

2) Will this work with MAX import 

3) Assuming this works can we specify a network location where status update JDF's can be stored to (we already have FFC using network locations to pull print files from and save imposed files to)