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Work with iDriver Engines
The iDriver Engines processes spooled files that are contained in monitored out queues that match certain spool file characteristics. Once a spooled file appears in a monitored queue with matching spool file characteristics, that spooled file is archived based on the processing definitions of the iDriver application.
Option 3 from the iDriver menu allows you to create the fist component, a finishing server. Selecting this option will display the screen below:
5/28/07 Toshiba iDriver ID2000C1 18:53:36 Engine Maintenance QSECOFR Type options, press Enter. 1=Select 3=Copy 4=Delete 7=Rename 8=Start 9=End Opt Server Description MYENGINE My Toshiba 40 Engine Bottom F3=Exit F6=Add
From this screen, pressing the F6 Key creates a new iDriver Server instance, while entering an option 1 next to an existing server, will allow you to edit the server.
Press F6 to create a new engine. Doing so will create an empty engine in which the rules for processing spooled files may be established.
5/28/07 Toshiba iDriver ID2000C3 18:55:42 Engine Maintenance QSECOFR Engine. . . . . . . . . . : MYENGINE Archive Out Queue. . . . : IDRARCHIVE Description: My Toshiba 40 Engine Library. . . . . . . . . : IDR400OBJ Originating Spool iDriver Library Out Queue Attribute Spool Application F4=List Value F4=List IDR400OBJ IDRENGINE *FORMTYPE *STD PORT901 More... F3=Exit F4=Prompt F12=Previous
Defining Engine Rules
The column headings, originating library and out queue, point to the out queues being monitored.
The next column, Spool Attribute, defines the spool file characteristic. Pressing the F4 prompt key will reveal a list of valid spooled file attributes to select. The illustration below displays the list when the cursor is in the Spool Attribute column.
5/28/07 Toshiba iDriver ID2000C3 SECOFR Select a spool attribute RENGINE 1=Select IBL Opt Attribute Description *FORMTYPE Form Type *JOBNAME Character Job Name *USER User Profile Name More... F1=Help F3=Exit F12=Previous More... F3=Exit F4=Prompt F12=Previous Press enter to confirm.
Immediately following the Spool Attribute column is the Spool Value column, which defines the value of the corresponding spooled attribute. Lastly, the column labeled iDriver Application, specifies the iDriver finishing application that will be applied to spool file. An iDriver Application may be defined using an option 1 off the iDriver menu. It is an iDriver Application that contains all the requisite finishing options, which will be used to process the spool file. Moreover, the iDriver application will also determine which out put queue will be used to print the resulting spooled file with the finishing options. Pressing the F4 function key, when the cursor is positioned within this column, will generate a list of existing iDriver finishing applications. This screen below displays an example of a list of existing iDriver applications.
5/28/07 Toshiba iDriver ID2000C3 QSECOFR Select an iDriver Application t Queue. . . . : DIRENGINE 1-Select . . . . . . . : *LIBL Opt Application YOURAPP Your description here E202 Estudio 202 iDriver Application F4=List More... + F12=Previous
It should be noted that the original spooled file is persevered and a new spool file is created from the original spooled file. Once the new spooled is created, the original spooled file remains in the original out queue, or if an archive out queue is defined in the server definition, then the original spooled file is relocated to that archive out queue. In this way, those spooled files that have been processed with finishing options are clearly segregated from those files, which have not been processed.
Starting iDriver Engine
Once the iDriver applications have been associated with the iDriver Engine, the last step is to start the iDriver Engine. To do so, place an 8 in the option column next to the server instance from the list of available iDriver Engines.
Doing so will prompt you for the job queue to use for the iDriver Engine. By default, the job queue QS36EVOKE is used. However, you may enter another valid job queue instead.
Start iDriver Engine(STRIDRSRV) Type choices, press Enter. iDriver Server . . . . . . . . . > MYENGINE Value, or F4 for list iDriver Job Queue . . . . . . . QS36EVOKE Character value
In the above example the iDriver engine, MYENGINE, appears since this would be the name of the engine, from which an option 8 is selected. Your server name would likely be different. The iDriver Job Queue, QS36EVOKE, is a default job queue that will be used to submit your server. Any other job queue name may be used such as QBATCH, or QPGMR. Consult with your system administrator to select the most appropriate job queue for running a continuous job.