Print Scout Settings
There are three print user information collection settings available. Typically there is a single print scout designated as the one that manages print user information collection for all print scouts for an account.
Directory Service - lookup when printed
Print user information is collected from your directory service when the user prints. This is the default setting used for all print scouts. With this setting in place, the Description field in the Print Scout table is empty.
Directory Service - scheduled import
Print user information is imported from your directory service using a schedule that you define. At the scheduled day and time period, the print scout queries your directory service for user metadata and then uploads the information to Beacon for use within the application. With this setting in place, the Description field in the Print Scout table is 'Print User Info Collector'.
Monitored Folder - import CSV file
With this settings option, a specified folder is monitored for an updated CSV file. When an updated copy of the CSV file is found, this file is then uploaded to the server and referenced by the application.
The CSV file must be placed in the 'UserUploadData' folder found in the ProgramData directory where the Print Scout is installed. With this setting in place, the Description field in the Print Scout table is 'Print User Info Collector'.
Note: To use this settings option, a manual CSV file mapping must be performed. This mapping lets the application know which data fields from the CSV file correspond to which fields in the Print Analytics Explorer. The manual CSV file mapping is intitiated by selecting the 'Print User Info...' button on the Account Profile > Details page.