Measure time completed for process per file

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PdFUser5000
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Measure time completed for process per file

Post by PdFUser5000 » Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:17 am

This is a tricky one, but maybe this is possible somehow with hold job ?

I Have a workflow, where illustrator creates PDFs from an Ai file. I use privateData keys for timestamps.

I would like to measure how much time is spent on each file for processing it in AI.

When i only insert one file at a time, everything is correct.
The problem comes when multiple AI files are waiting for processing. The first file in the queue gives the correct amount of time spent on processing, but the following files all have time processed + time spent waiting in the timestamp folder for the previous file to complete.

Can i somehow hold the other ai files in a queue one folder before the timestamp and move there one by one so that the timestamp for processing would be correct?
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Re: Measure time completed for process per file

Post by freddyp » Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:46 am

"Hold job" with the "Folder constraint" property set to "Yes" on the outgoing connection. "Maximum job count" should be 1 of course.

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