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T_Winkler
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Barcode variable problem $FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ in sewing workflow

The forum helped a lot with the former problems in generating barcode marks for sewing workflows. Anything would be fine with the function, but we want climb the next step of it.

There should be 2 templates on one printsheet. The first one is starting with page one on the sheet and the second templates is numbered from the back.
For doing so, i doubled the printfile with splitting all pages into two lanes. In these lanes the sewing templates are working fine. But the variable $FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ puts out the number "2" at any constellation. It seems to be, that the first split is responsible for the number. Is there another variable for counting the number of segments? Or any other trick to "reset" the variable within the workflow?

https://forum.support.xerox.com/t5/FreeFlow-Core/Barcode-generation-for-sewing-workflow/m-p/236596 

https://forum.support.xerox.com/t5/FreeFlow-Core/Imposition-for-sewing-machine/m-p/234758 

 

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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: Barcode variable problem $FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ in sewing workflow

$FFwfDoc.documentSequenceNumber$ may be the FFCore variable you are looking for.

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T_Winkler
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Re: Barcode variable problem $FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ in sewing workflow

In my case the variable $FFwfDoc.documentSequenceNumber$ is not the clue. This variable would work, if I can access the highest number of sequence directly.

Otherwise the variable counters in the barcode from 1 up to n, but I need the information of "n" fixed in the barcode.

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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: Barcode variable problem $FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ in sewing workflow

Could you split your WF into two WFs using a Save node (at the end of the 1st half of the WF) that feeds a Hotfolder (using the 2nd half of the original WF)? The 2nd job via the HF will reset the FFCore variable values.

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T_Winkler
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Re: Barcode variable problem $FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ in sewing workflow

I don´t think so, because the two impositions has to be combined on one printsheet. Is there a possibilty to reset the special value via an external script?

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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: Barcode variable problem $FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ in sewing workflow

We don't support $FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ as a FFCore variable that can be changed via the External node.

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T_Winkler
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Re: Barcode variable problem $FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ in sewing workflow

So is there a possibility to send a file twice into the workflow without using the split function?

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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: Barcode variable problem $FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ in sewing workflow

One can use the "Submit All Documents as a Job Group" option. Submit two files - can be the same, can be the same with different names.

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T_Winkler
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Re: Barcode variable problem $FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ in sewing workflow

I am coming from the MAX input and I just have one row in the MAX file, otherwise the generator of the input CSV has to be reprogrammed for this special issue.

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DavidU54339-XRX
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Re: Barcode variable problem $FFwfJob.documentGroupCount$ in sewing workflow

One can use the MAX Order ID parameter to setup a Job Group.

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