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Old June 2nd, 2022, 05:05 AM
J_Ruskin J_Ruskin is offline
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Default Output to multiple files option

Hello, I have a question, again. I have asked this question in the past but I still can't figure this out. I know this is probably much easier than I have made it, but this is my question?

I am running a variable data job that is 2 sided and running 3 up on my sheet. This job is a very large data job consisting of 193,222 records. Currently, I am exporting this job in sections because of the size by naming it output-1, putting 1-2700 in the range box, and clicking export. Once that on is finished I name the next one output-2, change the range to 2701-5400, click export, output-3 and so on and so on until I get to the end and I export whatever is left.

I am trying to use this "Output to multiple files" option, but can't seem to get it to work. I have tried to use the instructions given in the past but I keep getting an error stating "the number of records requested in a chunk is not compatible with the imposition setting." I have put 2700 in the "number of records per file" in my composition settings. In the imposition, my primary step is set to stack, the count at 900 with infinite stack checked.

What am I doing wrong? My logic is 900 X 3 up is 2700 on the sheet. I have tried all kinds of numbers I think would work to the point I have gotten frustrated, but still get the same error. Will this option export this data in sections like I am currently doing?

Thanks for the help.

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Old June 2nd, 2022, 06:45 AM
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Default Re: Output to multiple files option

Create an OnJobStart Rule
FusionPro.Composition.chunksBreakStacks = true

Then you can leave Infinite Stacking in effect in FP Imposer, and still set the "Output to multiple files" setting in the Composition Settings.
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Old June 2nd, 2022, 08:34 AM
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Default Re: Output to multiple files option

Try turning off "infinite stack" and keep the count 900.
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Old June 2nd, 2022, 10:50 AM
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Default Re: Output to multiple files option

It's just a warning message, not an error.

Is the output right? If so, you can ignore the message.

But Fellsway is right. You can't do an "infinite" stack of all records in the job if you're breaking the stack every time a new chunk (output file) is opened. Set the stack number to correspond to the chunking and the message will go away (though the output should be the same).

Susan also is right. If you want the chunking (number of records in each output file) to take precedence over the stacking (number of records in each stack), you can set that in OnJobStart. That will also make the message go away, but you're still not really doing "infinite" stacking, because the stacks are still broken up each time a new output file is created.
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