Tariff Record Version (TRV) Queue Processing runs automatically when TariffShark is running. It is responsible for converting section-based and sheet-based Tariff Record Versions’ marked content edited in Microsoft Word into marked DOC, clean RTF, marked PDF, clean PDF, and plain text formats. To make it unobtrusive, the work is done in the background. To make it as quick and efficient as possible, the work is distributed across all logged in TariffShark users.
A section-based or sheet-based TRV is automatically submitted for document processing when a user saves the TRV’s content in Word. Once submitted, it waits in a line (or queue) behind other TRVs that need to be processed.
Once in line, each TRV has up to three (3) attempts to finish processing successfully. TRV queue processing status can be monitored from the Dashboard (for the context company). A TRV that failed queue processing (one with zero retries left) can be re-submitted for processing from the “Failed Processing” tab on the Dashboard. All document processing associated with a TRV queue item is performed on the client computer. Files are temporarily saved in the temp folder and, once all content is ready, the data is permanently saved on the server.
As a user, you can manage the frequency at which TariffShark checks the queue for new content to be processed by adjusting the “Queue Processing Interval” setting. Valid values are integer numbers between 5 and 300 (seconds). If there are a lot of TRVs in the queue and you’d like them processed as quickly as possible, a low number of seconds keeps your computer busy processing TRVs. If you don’t want your computer slowed down by processing TRVs, use a higher number of seconds, but be advised that the TRV Queue will be cleared out more slowly. To learn how to change the Queue Processing Interval, check out the blog article entitled TariffShark Document Processing.
Automated Queueing of TRVs
If a TRV’s Document Layouts use Header and/or Footer Templates that leverage TariffShark data fields, any change in the fields’ values automatically submits the TRV for document processing. Further, if a Header or Footer Template is updated, all TRVs that use Document Layouts that leverage the updated Template will automatically be submitted for processing. Use great caution when updating Header and Footer Templates because if they’re widely used, many, many TRVs could be inserted into the TRV Queue.
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