Number calculations are only possible for GUI entries with a "link" icon -- see below. Watermark text does not have the calculation option.
I think I was trying to use multiple variables in the file name, which did not work.
Everything is working now with one exception. The number variable claculation in the Watermark node is not working. I'm trying to use "($FFwfdoc.pages$ / 2) + 1" and the result is "(22 / 2) +1".
Are you able to get that to work successfully?
I'm referring to the output file name in the Save node, or the new Job Group name in the Collect node. I was trying to use .substring functions there and it failed.
Both $FFwfJob.groupName.substring(0,4)$ and $FFwfJob.groupName.ltrim(t)$ work for me in the Watermark node. I get the text I expect.
Note, the "jobGroupName" variable is set at submission time. It may not agree with the JobName posted on the GUI which uses a different variable.
I am not aware of a OutputFileName variable.
Am I correct that Process Variable can't be used in the output filename? I tried using .ltrim and .substring in the Job Group Name and the Output File Name, and neither worked.
Join has not changed.
My proposed solution was based on submitting all the documents as a job group. Based on different job characteristics via Route, the subjobs would be separated gping down different branches. The subjobs going down a branch can be made into another job/subjob using Join.
I tried this solution, and it is not working. There was no way for me to join jobs to a group, so I tried using a collect node, but that would get held up during the collection, and if I hit resume the job fails.
Are you using a newer version of FFC? Has the "Join" node changed?
I would think using a collect node would work to collect and then release jobs as a group, but it didn't.