When archiving to Elvis we need to set the status of dossiers and layouts (if they are not in a dossier) to "Archive". We have the status "Archive" on all brands and for both dossiers and layouts. To identify the files that are to be archived we use a named query.
In Smart Mover we currently use Enterprise Modify Metadata. We continue to set the status of our layouts and dossiers to Next - until they hit status Archive and disappear from our named query. It isn't very efficient. When doing "Send to next" it kicks IDS Automation and sends the jobs multiple times to our InDesign Servers. It initiates preflight, and the changes to routing sends mails to our users.
If we forget to set the "Send to next" correctly for a brand + item type then it just never goes to status "Archive".
We would really like the ability to set status to a value and not do the "Send to next" stuff.
If that value isn't available for the combined brand + item type (like WW News Articles don't have status Archive) then it should fail. Also important is for Smart Mover to only set status matching the item type. If both dossiers and layouts have a status "Archive" then the Enterprise SDK does allow you to set a dossier to the status used for layouts... resulting in complete chaos.
Being able to set a status directly (and not from a list) could help with:
a) Archiving to Elvis
b) Setting failed files to status "Error" (something we also have on all brands).
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