Elliott V8.6 brings the following changes to Deferred Processing and PostOffice Processing:
Undelivered PostOffice Documents
Prior to V8.6, it was not possible to use PDF PostOffice in Deferred Processing because a printer needed to be available to produce hard copies of any documents that could not be delivered automatically via email or fax. Now, you can generate and deliver PDF PostOffice documents in Deferred Processing because all undelivered documents are sent to a ToBePrinted
folder (highlighted in gray below) directly under the Company
folder in Spooled Reports Manager.
All PDF PostOffice documents will be spooled to disk during Deferred Processing under the report task-id folder and the undelivered documents also will be spooled to the ToBePrinted folder.
After one or more Deferred Processing actions produce non-deliverable documents, someone needs to go to the ToBePrinted
folder in Spooled Reports, print and mail all those documents and then delete them from the ToBePrinted
folder. Note that these undelivered documents are also stored under the appropriate report task-id folder, like CPINVPRT
, highlighted here in red.
Delivered (and Undelivered) PostOffice DocumentsPrior to V8.6, PDF Post Office documents were output as follows:
- Deliverable documents were emailed or faxed.
- Undelivered documents were printed on the selected printer.
- If the Disk tab was selected, documents were filed in the Spooled Reports directory structure like all other documents. So PostOffice statements, for example, might be stored under the AR / 2019 / 03 folder.
- It also was possible to store spooled reports in a report task-id folder (instead of under the package folder) by configuring EL860U.Cfg like this:
PROGRAM-TASK-ID=Daily, Monthly, Yearly or None
Beginning in Elliott V8.6, PDF PostOffice documents (in Deferred and non-Deferred Processing, automatically will be stored under the report task-id folder, directly under the company folder, as if the following entry was in EL860U.Cfg:
If an explicit entry in EL860U.Cfg contradicts the implied default entry above, the default will be overridden by the explicit entry.
Non-Deferred PostOffice Documents
When you are running PDF PostOffice documents in non-Deferred processing, you may select the Disk tab. If you do that, a copy of the report will be stored in the normal Spooled Reports folder, in addition to the automatically stored one under the report task-id folder.
For non-Deferred PostOffice processing, you still may select a printer for the undelivered documents. In that case, each undelivered document will be printed immediately and not stored in the ToBePrinted folder.
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