Ad Hoc Rules Manager dialog box

Administrators can use the Ad Hoc Rules Manager to create ad hoc rules. Ad hoc rules are used for documents that exist in Output Manager, where business rules are used for documents as they enter Output Manager. Ad hoc rules can be initiated by scheduling a task in the Schedule Manager, by using the Run Now option in the Ad Hoc Rules Manager, or by running a configured rule from the Documents grid or business rules. An example use for ad hoc rules is to merge a set of documents into a package.

Ad hoc rules grid

The ad hoc rules grid lists all of the defined ad hoc rules. Selecting a rule will display the rule for preview below the grid.

The following buttons display below the grid.

  • Add button — Creates a new ad hoc rule. This opens the Ad Hoc Rule dialog box.
  • Modify button — Modifies the selected ad hoc rule. This opens the Ad Hoc Rule dialog box.
  • Remove button — Deletes the selected ad hoc rule.
  • Copy button — Creates a copy of the selected rule. To rename the rule, double-click the rule, or select the new rule and click Modify. This opens the Ad Hoc Rule dialog box.
  • Move Up button — Reorders the ad hoc rules by moving the selected rule up.
  • Move Down button — Reorders the ad hoc rules by moving the selected rule down.
  • Run Now button — Allows you to run the currently selected rule now. You can choose to run the rule using one of the following options:
  • All documents — Runs the selected rule against all documents in the spool that are not currently in retain.
  • New documents since last run — Runs the selected rule against any documents that have arrived into the spool since the last time the rule was run.

Preview for rule

Displays a preview of the selected ad hoc rule.