Learning About the Sources application

Use the Sources application is to manage and monitor sources. Sources receive data into Output Manager. The navigation pane displays a configurable Sources tree showing all sources. You can drag-and-drop to move sources into source groups.

The console window displays a tabbed view of the Source tree selection. When a source is selected in the tree, a source home page will display showing the properties and the status of the source. When a source group (folder) is selected in the tree, the Sources grid lists all of the sources in the group. The Sources grid is in a tab page control. By default, navigating in the tree will replace the information in the active tab. To open a source or group in new tab, right-click the item in the tree and click Open in New Tab. Your tree selection, open tab pages, and console window settings will be saved for the next time you open the application.

By default the Documents grid displays below the Sources grid. There are two tabs below the grid, Spooled and Retained. The Spooled tab lists all of the documents currently received by the source selected in the tree. The Retained tab lists all of the documents that were received by the selected source and then retained. If a group is selected, the list will contain documents for all of the sources in the group. You can switch the tabs to view either spooled or retained documents. As you select items in the tree, both of the grids will update to show only the appropriate documents.

The following table describes source states:

Source States Descriptions See
Enable Allows the source to receive documents into Output Manager.
Disable Stops this source from receiving documents.