Applies to EscapeE Professional and Batch Automation editions only
Experts may set up custom jobs by creating handy lists of the specialized configuration (.INI) files likely to be needed in the job. You may then select the appropriate list file at the start of the job and simply choose the INI file from the list whenever you need to switch to a different configuration file.
A job list files may be saved as a simple .LOF file or as a .JOB file with Comments, see Technical Notes.
|1.||Display the General page of the 'Configuration options' dialog by selecting Configuration from the 'Options' menu or by pressing function key f8.|
|2.||Click Job types to display the 'Job selection' dialog.|
|o||a Folder |
The 'Folder containing ini files' dialog opens: choose the appropriate Drive and Folder then click OK. Or
|o||a List of ini files |
The 'Job configuration files' dialog opens: select the appropriate .lof or .job file then click Open. Or
|o||an Ini file |
The 'Job configuration files' dialog opens: select the appropriate .ini file then click Open.
|o||Alternatively, opt for None to cease running custom jobs. EscapeE reverts to using the default RT.INI file.|
The current configuration file is shown at the foot of the Configuration dialog, e.g.
Having all of the relevant configuration (INI) files listed in one job file simplifies the choosing and switching between customized INI files while processing the job. With the job file selected:
|1.||Click Choose job configuration from the 'Options' menu.|
|2.||Select the required job configuration (.INI) file.|
Tip: you may also view .LOF job files using this dialog by choosing Lists of files (*.lof) from the 'Files of type' drop-down list and .JOB files by choosing All files.
|1.||Select Choose job configuration from the 'Options' menu.|
|2.||The currently selected Job type (.ini file) path is shown: to choose a different job click Browse and select it from the 'Job selection' dialog.|
|3.||Click Edit to display a Text editor window. The first line of this code is|
|4.||This line is followed by a list of job file paths, one per line.|
|o||A Comment may be appended to each line provided that the file is saved as .JOB instead of .LOF.|
|•||An * placed between the path and the Comment means that only the Comment is displayed.|
See Technical notes below.
|5.||Edit the list using the Text editor's functions and when done click Save (or Save As...) on its 'File' menu.|
|6.||Click the 'Exit' button to close the Text editor.|
See LOF details, Example .LOF files and Example .JOB files.