How should the Department ID and Department Name be configured for use with the PaperFlow export?

Description


When setting up an export for the PaperFlow data group format, how should the Department ID and Department Name be configured to avoid duplication of data group ID numbers?

 

Summary


PaperVision Enterprise and ImageSilo use a combination of the Department ID and Department Name to create a unique association when the data group is imported.

This requires every data group ID created to be unique; otherwise data in the PaperVision or ImageSilo project(s) will be overwritten.

To ensure that all data groups created are unique, follow the guidelines and suggestions listed below for each new PaperFlow export.

PaperFlow Data Group Export Settings

On the General tab of the PaperFlow export configuration:

  • The Department ID must be unique for every job configured in PaperVision Capture.       This field is limited to four alpha-numeric characters, and comprises the first four characters of the eight-character unique Data Group ID. (The remaining four characters are based on the Initial CD Number, which PaperVision Capture automatically increments once exporting begins.)
  • The Department Name must also be unique for every job configured in PaperVision Capture.       This field holds up to 100 characters, which can be alpha-numeric including space and punctuation marks.
  • Use of unique Project Names will help to further prevent duplication of data.
  • The Initial CD Number is used to create the last four digits of the first data group ID number.       If you create unique Department ID’s, Department Names, and Project Names, there should be no reason to change the Initial CD number as PaperVision Capture automatically manages the CD number for each export.

An example of two Jobs where the ID & Name combinations would result in duplication of data groups:

In the above scenario, both jobs will create data group ID 00010001 the first time the batches are exported. Both jobs will continue to create 00010002, 00010003, etc. When the Data Group ID 00010001 for the Accounts Payable project is first imported into PaperVision Enterprise or ImageSilo there will be no issue.

However when the Data Group ID 00010001 for the Accounts Receivable project is imported into PaperVision Enterprise or ImageSilo, it will overwrite image files in the Accounts Payable project, and depending on the import type (Append vs. Full/Reload), documents may be removed from the Accounts Payable project as well.

Using the example above, here is another scenario showing how to adjust the export settings to ensure unique IDs:

By using unique Department ID’s, Department Names, and Project Names, this will ensure that duplicate data group ID’s are not an issue.

Additional options to ensure a unique Department Name include adding the date the export was configured and/or the name/initials of the user who configured the export. ImageSilo customers can also include their Entity ID in the Department Name.

Another option would be to modify the export script directly. Since this option can only be done via the Script Editor (and once this option is used, it will prevent the export Wizard interface from being used), it is recommended that you call Technical Support before using this option.

Feel free to contact Technical Support with any questions or for a more in-depth review of export settings. The toll-free support telephone number is 877.374.3569 – or via email at support@digitechsystems.com

For information on ImageSilo/PVE XML export format settings, see KB article:

http://kb.digitechsystems.com?ArticleID=PC000067

 

Filed under All Versions, PaperVision® Capture

Last modified June 6, 2017

Submitted Jan 28, 2016

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