Jobs Ignore Filter

Argos tracking behavior can be customized to be enabled or disabled based on the filename, file extension or job type. This flexibility allows the fine tuning of job tracking from specific applications or with certain messages in the file name text.

The JobsIgnoreFilter takes a .NET regular expression.  Any jobs that have a label that matches the regular expression will be sent to the Recycle Bin.  Remember that the communication service configuration file is written in XML and add escape characters to the regular expression as appropriate.

Before implementing the filter, it would be very wise to check it with an evaluator like Expresso.

 

Updating the Jobs Ignore filter:

  1. On the Argos Communication server, browse to the C:\Program Files (x86)\Sepialine\Argos7\Communication directory and open the AppServer.Communication.Service.exe.config file in Notepad (right-click, select Edit).                                                                                                                        
  2. Click Edit > Find, search the file for the text: JobsIgnoreFilter                                                                                                                                          
  3. Update the related value for the key according to which types of jobs should not be tracked (see examples below)                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  4. Click File > Save.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
  5. Go to Start > Run, type services.msc, click OK                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  6. In the services window, right-click on the Argos Communication service and select Restart.                                                                                                                         

Example 1: Ignoring documents with a specific filename

 To ignore jobs where the file name begins with "Command_*" : 

<add key="JobsIgnoreFilter" value="Command_*"></add>

Note - This example will not catch documents printed from an application that appends its name to the filename.

 

Example 2: Ignoring documents with more than one specific filename

To ignore jobs with multiple filenames, type a pipe (|) character between the entries. The following filter will ignore jobs starting with "Supplies" or "Report":

<add key="JobsIgnoreFilter" value="(Supplies*|Report*)"></add>

 

Example 3: Ignoring documents with a specific file extension

To ignore jobs from Microsoft Word (with a file extension of .docx) :

<add key="JobsIgnoreFilter" value="(?i)\.docx$"></add>

Note - This example will not catch documents printed from an application that appends its name to the filename.
 

Example 4: Ignoring documents with more than one specific extension

To ignore jobs from Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat :  

<add key="JobsIgnoreFilter" value="(?i)\.(docx|pdf)$"></add>

Please note - this example will not catch documents printed from an application that appends its name to the filename.

 

Example 5: Ignoring documents with a specific file name or extension

To ignore jobs starting with "Outlook" or have file extensions for Excel, web pages or Outlook mail messages:

<add key="JobsIgnoreFilter" value="(Outlook*|\.xls|\.xlsx|\.htm|\.html|\.msg)"></add

 

Example 6: Only track documents with a specific extension

To only track Microsoft Word documents and ignore all other jobs : 

<add key="JobsIgnoreFilter" value="(?i).*(?<!docx)$"></add>

 

Example 7: Ignoring Copy jobs from a Sharp

To ignore copy job types from a Sharp MFP : 

<add key="JobsIgnoreFilter" value="^Copy$"></add>

 

Example 8: Ignoring Scan jobs from a Sharp

To ignore scan job types from a Sharp MFP:

<add key="JobsIgnoreFilter" value="^HDD_\d\d\d\d\d\d\d\d_\d\d\d\d\d\d(AM|PM)$"></add>

 

Example 9: Only track AutoCAD jobs

To track only jobs from AutoCAD:

<add key="JobsIgnoreFilter" value="^(?!.*\(1\)$).*"></add>

 

 

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