Working with Batch Types

If you do not need to apply specific settings to multiple documents, you can use the Unsorted batch type to process images using the default settings. To view the options selected for this batch type, open the Options... dialog box (Tools Options...).

The application can be run in the Administrator or Operator modes. In the Administrator mode, there are no restrictions on the operations with batch types: you can freely create, change, export, and import batch types. In the Operator mode, batch types can only be imported. Additionally, in the Operator mode the "Unsorted" batch type is disabled (i.e. the Operator cannot create or change batch types of this type).

The Administrator or Operator mode is selected when importing batch types from a file. If the imported batch types are protected with a password, you will need to enter the password in order to go into Administrator mode. No password is required for working with batch types in Operator mode.

The following major operations can be performed on batch types:

  1. Creating a batch type
    From the Tools menu, select the Batch Types... item. In the Batch Types dialog box, click the  New... button. This will start the Batch Types Wizard. Make the necessary settings as the wizard prompts you. For detailed instructions, please refer to the section about the Batch Type Wizard.
    You can also create a copy of an existing batch type by selecting it in the list and clicking Copy. Then you can edit the newly created batch type by changing its properties.
  2. Editing a batch type
    To edit a batch type, select it in the list of available batch types in the Batch Types dialog box and click the  Edit... button. In the Batch Type Properties dialog box, make the necessary changes and click OK.
  3. Deleting a batch type
    To delete a batch type, select it in the list of available batch types in the Batch Types dialog box and click the Delete button. The batches that belonged to this batch type will be assigned to the "Unsorted" batch type.
  4. Exporting a batch type
    To export a batch type, select it in the list of available batch types in the Batch Types dialog box and click the Export... button. In the Export Batch Types dialog box, specify which batch types should be exported (all or only selected). If you need to protect the batch types from changes, select Prohibit editing batch types and enter a password twice. Then click OK and provide the name and location of the destination file.
  5. Importing a batch type
    To import a batch type, select it in the list of available batch types in the Batch Types dialog box and click the Import... button. If you created or imported batch types earlier, the program will display a warning message saying that all previous batch types will be deleted (the batches that belonged to this batch type will be assigned to the "Unsorted" batch type). Next, specify the file with the batch types to be imported and click Open.
    When passing a batch type that contains external .Net assemblies, be sure to pass not only the XML file with the batch type descriptions, but also the .spr folder, which contains the external assembly files (*.asr). When loading a batch type from the server, the .spr folder is imported automatically.
  6. Working with password-protected batch types
    When importing password-protected batch types or when editing a password-protected batch type if the password has not yet been entered, you will be prompted to enter the password in order to switch into Administrator mode. To continue working in the Operator mode, click Cancel.

The typical scenario of working with batch types is as follows:

  1. The Administrator creates batch types and exports them to the server with the following settings:
    • if the batch type is not supposed to be edited by Operators, the Prohibit editing batch types option is selected;
    • if batch types data should be loaded to all Scanning Stations that are bound to the server, the Distribute these batch types to all Scanning Stations option is selected.
  2. Operators start the Scanning Station and either receive batch types data automatically at startup (provided that the Distribute these batch types to all Scanning Stations option was selected by the Administrator) or load batch types from the server using the Import... button.

Note. When starting the application from the command line, you can automatically import batch types from a file. To import batch types, use the /BatchFiles:\.xml command line command.

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