How to set up a queue to reprint

This illustrates setting up a queue so that you can reprint jobs received in the queue.

Job processing

First, let's go over the usual way RPM processes jobs:

  1. Receive the job.
  2. Schedule the job. This happens when the queue is enabled, not suspended, and the job is not held.
  3. Runs all the transforms.
  4. Hand the result to each of the actions.
  5. When the actions finish, RPM looks at the job retention settings to determine if it removes the job now, or later.

Since we're talking about reprinting, not printing, let's find out how to look at the job retention settings.

Job Archive

The job retention settings are under the Job Archive button on the Jobs panel. Let's take a look.
Jobs Panel

Jobs Panel

Note the red arrow pointing to the Job Archive button. Click the Job Archive button to open the Job Archive panel. This is where the job retention settings are defined. 

Job Archive

Job Retention Settings in Job Archive

If you open the Job Archive settings and find they are grayed out, try selecting a queue in the column on the far left. Settings are defined for each queue. That means you don't have to set up reprint for every queue; it's not all or nothing. You can vary the settings for every queue.

Note in the image below, we have selected "Delete printed jobs when quantity exceeds [100]". You can, of course, use any number greater than zero.

Job Retention set to keep maximum number of jobs

Click the Apply button when you are satisfied with the settings.


Note the checkbox for "Include failed print jobs in job deletion options". RPM does not automatically remove jobs in an error state because we assume you will reprint when the error is resolved. Check this setting if you would rather remove the failed jobs.

When you remove a job in RPM, there is no way to get it back. There is no "Recycle Bin".

On the other hand, while you can keep as many jobs as you like, you should note that RPM stores all jobs in one folder. Windows will not impose a hard limit on the number of files you can keep in a folder, but we have noticed that when you pass thirty thousand the system performance suffers considerably. Your results may vary.