Additionally, if you upgrade to v18.104.22.168 (released on monday of this week) there's an option to route by the number of documents in a Job Group
When Collect releases jobs can aggregate them into a job group.
Beyond that jobs are submitted as a job group if
If you would not mind, I would like to understand what you are trying to implement which would require routing by the number of jobs.
Thankyou, I think it is the upgrade i need as i want to wait 1 minute, then route to an given impo based on the number of documents received.
You might also want to look at the behaviors associated with job group imposition.
If there are not enough documents in a job group to fill the press sheet the jobs the jobs will not be imposed. Instead they will pass through. You could use this to a similar effect without having jobs in a loop.
Also, the Collect node can aggregate jobs until a specific number of jobs are collected. This can then be passed to imposition for automated ganging.
Collect can also release jobs after a certain amount of time so you can go to "plan b" for imposition.
I think that's a more practical implementation vs looping constantly as you may decide that you need to fall back to plan B if not enough jobs are collected.