Generate XML files with a specific syntax and save them in the folder you specify in the previous step.
NPrinting Service regularly checks for new XML files with the .request extension in the defined source folder, parses any new ones it finds, executes the contained instructions, and renames the file by changing the .request extension to .processed. It then writes information into a new file about what Task(s) or Job(s) were run and their outcome. Finally it names the file with the .result extension. Execution will be queued with any other schedule jobs to be executed.
The Task or Job can be reactivated just by changing the extension on the XML file back to .request. Paths to files on remote servers must be absolute paths.
When you install NPrinting Server, NPrinting Management Console is also installed as a component and is the GUI for configuring automated report generation and distribution. Launch NPrinting Management Console by clicking on its desktop or taskbar icon or searching for NPrintingSvcConfig.exe and double clicking on it.
Permit NPrinting Service Config to Make Changes
The first thing that happens when you start NPrinting Management Console up is the User Account Control window pops up. Click on the Yes button to proceed.
Add NPrinting Project File(s)
The Service page is pre-selected
Click on the Add button
All paths to NPrinting files saved on computers different from the one running NPrinting Service must be absolute paths (e.g. \\Server\NPrinting\Templates - NOT Z:\NPrinting\Templates).
Select NPrinting Project File(s)
Browse to C:\NPrintingTraining\NPrintingFiles\ and select NPrintingTraining.nsq
Click on the Open button
Enable External Requests
Put a check mark in the Enable external requests box
Browse to C:\NPrintingTraining\ and select the ExternalRequestsXML folder. Use Make New Folder if necessary
Click on the OK button
Request files are XML files with .request extension. Once they get processed the extension is changed to .processed without changing the content. A .processed extension file can be renamed to a .request extension file by a batch file or other process, reactivating the Task or Job.
The following is given In the file (feel free to copy, paste, and put in the necessary parameters):