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by RunDontStop
Mon Nov 01, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Flows
Topic: Add a field to an XML file
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Add a field to an XML file

I think this is possible but not sure how to set up. I am using XML pickup. Metadata is asset.

What I want to do is add an extra field (current date and time) and export a brand new XML, identical to the first but with this current data and time field added. How can this be done?
by RunDontStop
Fri Oct 29, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Online proofing (PDF Review Module)
Topic: Hide outgoing connection in PDF Review
Replies: 3
Views: 1765

Re: Hide outgoing connection in PDF Review

You are absolutely right. Timeout not even visible to end user. I didn't attempt to add for fear of it showing up as a button. Thanks.
by RunDontStop
Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Online proofing (PDF Review Module)
Topic: Hide outgoing connection in PDF Review
Replies: 3
Views: 1765

Hide outgoing connection in PDF Review

I have been using PDF Review for a short time with some success, but there is an issue. Some customers are not approving or rejecting in the module. Instead they email us. So the proof of course sits there. I put a time limit on it. Now it moves to problem jobs after 10 days. I see where I can send ...
by RunDontStop
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Flows
Topic: Compare creation dates of two files
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Compare creation dates of two files

Thank you Jan this is a great help.
by RunDontStop
Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Flows
Topic: Compare creation dates of two files
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Compare creation dates of two files

I have two files in a flow. Switch can determine the creation dates for both files.

I want to know if the creation dates are more than 30 days apart.

Is there a way to do this?
by RunDontStop
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Online proofing (PDF Review Module)
Topic: Job Spec Sheet attached to PDF Review Mail Send
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: Job Spec Sheet attached to PDF Review Mail Send

Thank you. I was a able to get XML into HTML format using XSLT Transform, but not to PDF. I know there is a way but I ran out of time. Now I have Switch sending out emails with a path for the spec sheet.They write out the spec PDFs, put them in this correct place so it is associated with the correct...
by RunDontStop
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Flows
Topic: Submit Hierarchy performance issues
Replies: 0
Views: 258

Submit Hierarchy performance issues

I have a few Switch flows using Submit Hierarchy to monitor a job server. They all point to the same parent directory but target different subdirectories. I am wondering if this affects performance, it seems to take quite a long time for jobs to process. I was thinking about reconfiguring but not su...
by RunDontStop
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Online proofing (PDF Review Module)
Topic: Job Spec Sheet attached to PDF Review Mail Send
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Job Spec Sheet attached to PDF Review Mail Send

I have set up PDF Review module flows and they are working well. But I have requests from our project managers handling job production. With our previous MIS, job spec sheets (PDFs) were sent to the customer along with the proof. When the proof was manually attached in the old system the spec sheet ...
by RunDontStop
Fri Sep 03, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Flows
Topic: Switch copy to server fails because hidden file or directory already exists
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Re: Switch copy to server fails because hidden file or directory already exists

I have not tried that! Maybe that will fix the problem! Thank you. I have another question, somewhat related. I have a workflow that uses Submit Hierarchy. The folder is on the NAS server. In this folder we have LOTS of jobs. Switch is targeting very specific subfolders in each of these jobs as hot ...
by RunDontStop
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Flows
Topic: Switch copy to server fails because hidden file or directory already exists
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Switch copy to server fails because hidden file or directory already exists

I seem to encounter this problem quite often. I am running Switch 2021 on a Mac. The Mac is iMac, late 2013 running OS 10.15.7 Catalina. I have many flows that copy jobs to a NAS server mounted on the Mac via smb share. Often my flows work well. But at random times, the files or folders simply will ...
by RunDontStop
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Flows
Topic: Switch Hotfolders - general question
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

Switch Hotfolders - general question

I have been working with Switch for a little while and I have a long way to go to learn all it can do. I have been tasked with setting up flows to increase efficiency. Of course with Switch it is all about hotfolders. I have set up several flows and the flow start points are often hot folders on a s...
by RunDontStop
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Flows
Topic: Remove periods from XML value
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Re: Remove periods from XML value

Thank you for this. As it turns out, I abandoned the dummy file idea. I thought of using Rename job to get a good text string, then follow it with another Rename job to restore the original file name. Then after doing that, I thought, why not just let the file keep the new name, no need to restore t...
by RunDontStop
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Flows
Topic: Remove periods from XML value
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Re: Remove periods from XML value

I worked on this for a little while, and it looks like the Search option can grab text based on the period, and not include the period: Search="[^.]{1,}" This works, but not all the time. If the value was Mechanical Engineering Inc. It returns Mechanical Engineering Inc But, if it is J.B. Publishing...
by RunDontStop
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Flows
Topic: Remove periods from XML value
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Remove periods from XML value

I feel like there is an easy way to do this that I cannot figure out. I am using XML Pickup element. In subsequent flow elements I access the desired Metadata value using Metadata:Text:Path. I need a way to drop periods from the value as it is returned. Isn't there a way to use regular expressions t...
by RunDontStop
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Flows
Topic: Trigger flow for XML in job folder with asset
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

Re: Trigger flow for XML in job folder with asset

Thank you for this! Very helpful.