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robertw Member
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changing XSA report filenames

hi guys,

 

im just wondering is there a way to change what the filenames are called when you download a CSV report instead of it being the deafault "XSAreport, date +time" can it be the "printername, date only

 

many thanks for your help in advanced

 

rob

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Technical Escalation User RuiC-Xerox
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Re: changing XSA report filenames

Xerox Standard Account is exported from the device and the name is pre-defined. I am not aware of any way of changing it. Nevertheless you should be able to save it and rename it to suit your workflows.

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Re: changing XSA report filenames

thanks for the reply,

 

i can rename the filename once saved but trouble is i have loads of these printers in our building and because all of them save as the same filename ie "XSAreport", date and time, i cant create a script to rename all of them as i cant distinguish between all of them as they all save as the same filename apart from the date time they were created

 

sorry if i dont make any sense, let me know if you understand

 

thanks

 

rob

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Technical Escalation User RuiC-Xerox
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Re: changing XSA report filenames

Hi robertw,

 

I understand what you are trying to do, but unfortunately I do not think there is way of changing this behaviour.

You can propose a FER (Feature enhancement request), something down the lines of adding a prefix name to the file name or add serial number..

 

To be sincere this is the first time I ear this request and such a change to all product range could be hard to achieve, since this change would have to be made on firmware level.

I do not work in development but work with them, and this is my opinion, but you can try and request.

 

I suppose you are doing the report download manually, what if you do it into different folders... Your devices should remain the same for a period of time, so you can create folders for them. Then the script would be able to rename based on the repository directory.

Or you could download it per device model and then rename based on time-stamp..

 

I know none of these seem ideal.. but its the best I can came up now...

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robertw Member
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Re: changing XSA report filenames

hi RuiC,

how do i suggest a FER?

 

many thanks

 

rob

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Technical Escalation User RuiC-Xerox
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Re: changing XSA report filenames

Robert,

 

as far as I know, FER is an internal process. If you are a partner or have some representative you can use them. Alternatevely you will have to open support call, get your case escalated and than request one.

 

Do you ahve access to any of these options?

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Re: changing XSA report filenames

i have figured out a way of doing it without calling xerox

 

i run this script -

 

cd C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
start firefox.exe
ping -n 05 127.0.0.1>nul
start /wait firefox.exe imacros://run/?m=eng_it.iim
ping -n 30 127.0.0.1>nul
move /Y "d:\downloads\XSAreport*.csv" "d:\xerox_printers\eng_it\%date:~-10,2%-%date:~-7,2%-%date:~-4,4%_XSAreport.csv"
ping -n 05 127.0.0.1>nul

start /wait firefox.exe imacros://run/?m=accounts.iim
ping -n 30 127.0.0.1>nul

move /Y "d:\downloads\XSAreport*.csv" "d:\xerox_printers\accounts\%date:~-10,2%-%date:~-7,2%-%date:~-4,4%_XSAreport.csv"

ping -n 05 127.0.0.1>nul

start /wait firefox.exe imacros://run/?m=bookings.iim
ping -n 30 127.0.0.1>nul

move /Y "d:\downloads\XSAreport*.csv" "d:\xerox_printers\bookings\%date:~-10,2%-%date:~-7,2%-%date:~-4,4%_XSAreport.csv"

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robertw Member
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Re: changing XSA report filenames

basically i run imacros firefox for the eng_it printer, the accounts printer and the bookings printer and after each one it waits 30 seconds for the imacro to finish runnning/downloading the csv file and then it moves the file and renames it to another location

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Technical Escalation User RuiC-Xerox
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Re: changing XSA report filenames

Hi Robertw,

thanks for the feedback.

I am happy that this is working for you. But as far as I understand the script this is just moving the file and renaming. Similar to my post on wed, and in your case associated with firefox browser.

 

This is not a Xerox solution or implemented on the device side, therefore support would be left up to you or the script developer. If you do need action to be taken on Xerox side, I am afraid we would still have to go ahead with the FER.

 

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