Configuring Watched Folder for PDF Generator

To configure a watched folder in the Admin Console for PDF Generator:

  1. Create a folder to be your watched folder on your filesystem
  2. Login to the ADEP Admin Console (http://[servername]:[portnumber]/adminui/)
  3. Navigate to Services > PDF Generator
  4. Click On Sources
  5. Category=PDF Generator, Click Filter
  6. Click on ‘GeneratePDFService: 1.0 ‘ [Documentation on GeneratePDFService]
  7. In the ‘End Points’ tab, choose ‘WatchedFolder’ from the dropdownlist
  8. Click ‘Add’ (Resource: Description of Watched Folder End Point properties)
  9. For ‘Description’, type something to the effect of “Watched Folder Endpoint PDFG”
  10. In ‘Enter path for the watched folder’, type in the fully qualified path to the folder you created in Step 1
  11. In the Operation Field, select CreatePDF2 from dropdown
  12. In the ‘Input Parameter Mappings’ section, for the ‘inputDocument’ field, select variable, type *.* (this will allow all supported input type files)
  13. In the ‘Output Parameter Mappings’ section, for the ‘Output PDF Document’ field, type %F%E.pdf (this will inherit the input filename and extension and append the .pdf extension.
  14. Click the Add button to save the changes.
  15. Navigate to the Watched Folder you created in Step 1, you should now see new directories: /input, /result, /staged, /failed, /preserve
  16. Test by copying a Word document to the /input folder. It should disappear a few seconds later
  17. If successful, the generated PDF will appear in /result directory. If it failed, the document and reason for failure appear in the /failed directory