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Hey again Greg,
Take a look at the "Charging > 3rd Party Charging > Import Profiles" tab in the Uniprint sidebar. There you can set particulars about how you'd like the cost center constraints set. You make these settings first, after that a cmd line tool will do the rest of the work.
The cmd line component ccimport.exe is located in \pharos\bin\ccimport, running this in cmd with the cc profile you made in Uniprint specified behind will import the users. ex. >ccimport TestCCProfile
Of course, this relies upon a file to be supplied by your data department assigning users to specific cost centers. It can get rather complex.
My daily script pulls the file from our ftp server then puts it in a folder where it can be run against ccimport on a schedule. If errors in formatting are uncovered it throws an alarm and sends emails out to admins. When it completes it confirms everything.
Pharos help documentation shows the formatting for the cc file, but you can change field order/delimiters in uniprint. I believe there is a video that describes this in a tutorial somewhere. Let me know if you have any other questions or would like to see an example of how my script is written (or the order of my entire daily userload process). Setting it up is the hard part, after that you just let it run and monitor it.
Whoops, I meant *you made in Uniprint specified behind will import the users into their cost centers*.
Yes, can you send me an example of your script?
We have one of our programmers working on pulling a file out of our records system that would link the users up with the department codes (which would be the cost centers in Pharos) that they would use for printing and copying, so we might be able to automate that part of it. Just needing to get the automation going on the actual import into Pharos.
Thanks so much for your help!