Production Integration: Generic Hot folder

Production Integration: Generic Hot folder

This production integration gives the ability to pass artwork from batches to a hot folder.

The artwork will be added as default into a folder called 'artwork' within a folder determined by the batch name.

The 'Generic Hotfolder' integration can be set on the fulfilment centre on a batch under the 'Production integrations' tab on the left hand side.




On the integration there are various options that can be used to manage how the batches are passed.

Auto Transfer Enabled: When enabled full batches will pass over to the hot folder.

Run interval: This will only show when Auto Transfer Enabled is enabled and can be set to one of the following Always, Quarter Hourly, Hourly or Daily (Midnight UTC).

Start Timestamp (UTC): The time must be set for when the batches will be auto transferred from.

Production Sheet Enabled: This will add the production sheet of the batches to be sent in to an additional folder call 'jobsheets'

Preferred Artwork Format: Gives the ability to specify the artwork type that is to be sent to the 'artwork'  folder




Filesystem Type:  Select ether SFTP or S3 and the correct data filed will appear below.

Filesystem Root: When using S3 you can define a root folder however when using SFTP you must use  '/transfer'

Artwork Path Format (Optional): It is possible to define a specific folder structure and file name.

This example of the artwork path below will create a date folder and add the artwork directly in it naming it  with the item id and file name  (e.g. 32065299-output.pdf )

 {{ "now" | date("Y-m-d") }}/{{ batch.id }}-{{ artwork.name }}


Available elements for this naming are below
artwork.name
artwork.url

batch.id
batch.ref
batch.company_ref_id
batch.template_id
batch.date_created
batch.date_filled
batch.date_queued
batch.date_completed
batch.status
batch.ext_status
batch.is_full
batch.current_item_count
batch.max_item_count
batch.delay_generation_until
batch.delay_production_until
batch.cut_off_datetime
batch.mixing_key
batch.mixing_description
batch.has_been_completed
batch.has_been_queued
batch.has_been_downloaded
batch.has_error
batch.error_message

template.id
template.sku
template.name
template.has_background
template.fulfiller_company_ref_id
template.position_count
template.sides_count
template.country_code
template.output_type
template.pages
template.seperate_quantity
template.is_coversheet_enabled
template.enable_image_item_details
template.artwork_printer_id
template.jobsheet_printer_id
template.is_file_per_page_enabled
template.cut_off_time_expression
template.cut_off_merge
template.is_artwork_processing_enabled
template.is_enabled
template.inherit_dropships
template.is_deleted
template.is_restrict_to_single_item_enabled
template.is_mixing_enabled
template.is_dispatch_date_production_delay_enabled
template.order_size
template.cmyk_colour_profile
template.rgb_colour_profile
template.coversheet_html
template.shipping_carrier_method_set
template.size_set
template.colour_set
template.api_version
template.layout_preset
template.width_mm
template.height_mm
template.max_artwork_width_mm
template.max_artwork_height_mm
template.bartender_printers
template.bartender_api_url
template.bartender_document_path
template.pres_printers
template.pres_api_url
template.cloud_rip_printer
template.cloud_rip_print_mode
template.cloud_rip_output_option
template.cloud_rip_output_media_name
template.cloud_rip_output_template_name
template.cloud_rip_template_slot_number
template.auto_cloud_rip




Once the hot folder is created the fulfilment company can be set as the 'fulfiller' on one or multiple batch templates.



If the batch is full and Auto Transfer Enabled is disabled the batches must be manually sent to the hot folder.

This is done by going to Production > Jobs (2.1), selecting the batch/batches using the filter options on the left hand side and ticking the relevant batches, then from the drop-down select 'Send to Production'.





ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

It is possible to add multiple printer locations to an individual batch template. This can be done by selecting the 'Generic Hotfolder' tab and adding the printers to the 'Available Locations'  box



When sending a batch to production manually you will then have an option to select which location to send it to, this will create a file location in the hotfloder named after the location's name and then will follow the standard or custom file structure set on the integration.





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