Manage Operations: Operations dialog box
To make built-in reports easier to understand, you can edit or add your own operation names that can each represent one or more related process templates. For example, you might create an operation called
Archive, and map the following process templates to your single Archive operation name, for reporting purposes:
ArchiveSelectedFiles. Note: If an MIS connector is used, your mappings do not affect the messages sent to the MIS.
- On the Process Mapping tab, click Manage Operations.
- Choose one of the following tasks:
- Add an operation to the list: Click Add and type a new name.
- Edit the name of an operation: Select the operation, and click Edit.
- Delete an operation from the list: Select the operation, and click Delete. You can delete an operation only when it is not in use.
- To apply the edits and return to the Process Mapping tab, click Close.
You can now group related Prinergy process templates by mapping them to a Report Operation Name.
Manage Devices: Devices dialog box
In the Administration Client window, select the Process Mapping tab and click Manage Devices.
|Device Name||Specify a name or nickname for the device. In updates that are sent to the MIS (via JDF resource signals), this name is included as the JDF FriendlyName. Your choice of name might therefore depend on whether and how your MIS processes this information.|
|DeviceID||Displays a unique device identification number that Business Link automatically generates when you add a new device. The ID remains consistent even if its corresponding Device Name is edited. In updates that are sent to the MIS, this ID is also included along with the JDF FriendlyName, to support consistent tracking, reporting, and accounting, depending on whether and how your MIS processes this information. |
Note: If you want your MIS to effectively report and track usage, then the same MIS devices must be known by both the MIS and the Business Link servers. You can manually copy device information from the Business Link Devices dialog box to the MIS software, or a JDF KnownDevices query can be used, if supported by the MIS.
Manage Material: Materials dialog box
In the Administration Client window, select the Process Mapping tab, and click Manage Materials.
|Name||Type a unique name for the material.|
Note: The <PrintLink> material is predefined and cannot be edited.
|Brand||Type the name of the manufacturer or any other useful identifying information.|
|Type||Click inside the column cell to access the list, and select the material type. Use the scroll bar to see all the choices: Disc, EmbossingFoil, EndBoard, Film, Foil, LaminatingFoil, Other, Paper, Plate, ShrinkFoil, Transparency|
|Units||Select the unit type: Continuous, Roll, or Sheet.|
|Dimensions (unit), Thickness, X, Y||Type the thickness and the size dimensions of the material. Measurements can include commas and up to two decimal places. At the top of this column, you can see which measurement unit is applied to your values. You can change the default unit on the Configuration tab.|