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How to append job id in the job name of split jobs

I have a simple workflow to split a file into several subsets then send to the printer, the append rule name to job name is checked in the split node so that subset 1, subset 2…becomes part of the file name when complete (i.e. Original_File_Name becomes Original_File_Namesubset 1, Original_File_Namesubset 2...), and I want the job id also appears when the files reach the printer as job id_Original_File_Namesubset1, job id_Original_File_Namesubset2…,what I did is to put the variables $FFwfJob.jobId$_$FFwfJob.jobName$ in the job name field of the “Define Job Ticket Defaults” panel, however the jobs at the printer only display as job name and the job id is not there, how can I make the job id append to the job name of the split jobs when the files arrive the printer?

Note: the job id append to the job name works fine if it is not a split job.

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Re: How to append job id in the job name of split jobs

Try the attached workflow between Split and Print.

First the workflow XPIF is saved to C:\Temp\ with the job name:

$FFwfJob.Id$_$FFwfJob.jobName$

Second there is an External Process that uses a batch file that contains this:

copy %1 %2
del %1
del "%~d1%~p1%~n1"

Using the parameters:

"C:\Temp\$FFwfJob.Id$_$FFwfJob.jobName$.pdf.xpf" "$FFxpf$"

The batch file will set the XPIF saved as the new job ticket and then delete the XPIF and the PDF from the C:\Temp folder.

Stefan

 

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Re: How to append job id in the job name of split jobs

The workflow works great!

Thank you Stefan.

Just curious why the $FFwfJob.Id$ in the Job Name field of the "Define Job Ticket Default" panel does not work for a split job.

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Re: How to append job id in the job name of split jobs

Great.

Not sure why it doesn't work for a split job. Please contact your local Xerox support for further investigation.

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Re: How to append job id in the job name of split jobs

One more question on this topic:

Is it possible to send the split jobs to the printer in the order of subset # (upward or downward) without the "Output Management" module?

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Re: How to append job id in the job name of split jobs

The Output Management module is required for this. Please see this post:

https://forum.support.xerox.com/t5/FreeFlow-Core/Controlling-the-order-in-which-jobs-are-printed/m-p...

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