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Description

The directory or directories where print requests are dropped using the File Interface. Can be located on any network drive. Must use UNC path if the directory is not local.

Information

Loftware Print Server Configuration Utility: Directory Setup Tab

 

Adding a Scan Directory

You are required to first create a folder before you can add it as a scan directory using Windows Explorer.

 

 

Do Not Write Data Directly Scan Directories

It is highly recommended not to write data to a file directly in the WDdrop or other scan directories. Writing to a file in a scan directory could cause your job to become orphaned in the OLEBP directory where the corresponding (.lpj) is missing.

Directory SetupDescription
(A) Scan Directory Path(s)

The directory or directories where print requests are dropped using the File Interface. Can be located on any network drive and may use more then one directory. Must use UNC path if the directory is not local. Both your front-end application and the Loftware Print Server (LPS) must have Read/Write access.

 

Simple systems that do not have high throughput requirements can simply use the default of one scan directory.

(B) BrowseUsed to locate the scan directory. Recommended to eliminate errors when typing the scan directory path manually. The folder must
(C) Scan For

Identifies the file format the LPS will accept as a valid print request

(D) Extension

Specifies  the file extension the LPS will look/scan for, which include but are not limited to: .pas, .csv, .bch, .xml

FIFO = First In First Out – if checked, files are processed in order they are received.

Legacy Settings

Cmd (Legacy) settings. It is NOT used.

(E) Assign Directory
to Device Section

Allows you assigned a dedicated printer to a scan directory. Used if no print number command in print request. Files dropped with this setting on are sent to the assigned printer. Overrides file printer designation.  
(F) Enable Polling Section

LPS remains idle until the OS notifies it that the contents of the scanned directory have changed. By default "Enable Polling" is disabled. However, Polling must always be enabled for shared network drives. If you have Polling disabled and discover that the LPS is not processing your files it is highly recommended to enable polling and set the interval to the appropriate millisecond you intend to poll the directory.

2000 millisecond (2 seconds) is the default. By enabling Polling: Overrides OS Event File trigger.

 

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Article Number

20YYXXX

Versions

10.2

Environment

All

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