Basic form

To add a basic form to a process, click any group or menu node on the General tab of the Konica Minolta MFP configuration dialog box, and then click Add > Form > Basic Form on the menu bar. A basic form can be also added by right-clicking any group or menu node, and clicking the Form > Basic Form on the shortcut menu.

Configure options for a basic form on the General, Fields, and Components tabs in the Form Settings dialog box.

When setting up any type of form, the following three tabs must be configured:

General tab

Option Description
Name The name of the form to be displayed on the MFP panel. For example, if this form is used to send the scanned documents to the user’s home directory, then name the form "Scan to User’s Home Directory". This name must be unique among the forms at the current nesting level.
Single Touch Mode Select this check box to begin the scanning process upon selection of the form. The user will not be prompted for any selections on the device panel.
Form Icon Specifies an icon to be associated with this form. Enter the path where the image is stored. The image must be a 48x48 PNG file with 8-bit color depth. See Image Configuration for more information.
Access Control Specifies who can use a form.
  • Public Access — Allow any user to access the form.
  • Restricted Access — Allow specified users to access the form.
  • Allowed Users/Groups — Specifies users who can access the form for Restricted Access. Click the browse button (...) to select users or groups.
Scan Settings This table lists all the available scan settings for the device. Default scan settings can be configured in the Options column. A default scan setting is used when a user does not change the setting at the device panel.
  • Color Mode — Provides the color mode. The target document will be rendered in FullColor, Grayscale, or B&W. If a device can only scan in monochrome then all scans, regardless of specification, will be monochrome.
  • Resolution — Resolution (dots per inch) of the scan. Settings are 200 dpi, 300 dpi, 400 dpi, or 600 dpi.
  • File Format — Choose PDF, Compact PDF, JPEG, or TIFF.
Dynamic Form
  • Enable Dynamic Form — Standard behavior of a form can be modified by responding to events. This check box allows the workflow sever to load form snap-ins. Here are some examples of what enabling dynamic forms can do:
    • Add and remove fields.
    • Change field contents (Example: load the contents of a list field from a database).
    • Validate field contents before the document is scanned into the server.
  • Snap-in path — The path to the source code of the snap-in created by the built-in snap-in editor. When the user provides a path, the source file will be compiled at startup time and will take precedence over the Snap-In path.
  • Source Path — The path to the source code of the snap-in created by the built-in snap-in editor. When the user provides a path, the source file will be compiled at startup time and will take precedence over the Snap-In path.
  • Create/Edit Snap-in — You can click this button to open a code editor window with basic snap-in code. For details of the code editor window and the object model used to respond to form and field events, refer to the Konica Minolta Component Snap-In documentation by clicking Help in the code editor window.
  • Raise event when:
    • Form is loaded — Select this check box to cause the form to initiate an event every time the user enters the form.
    • Form is submitted: — Select this check box to cause the form to initiate an event every time the user presses Scan button in this form.

Fields tab

Configure the indexing fields that will be presented to the user. Add fields by entering data in the last line, which is marked in the first colum by the asterisk (*).

Column Description
Name The field name should be unique among the other fields within this form. The field name labels the RRT that returns the field value at run time. For example, if the field name is "Field1", the RRT is ~KMO::%Field1%~.
Display The text which is displayed above the field at the device panel.
Type Enter the field type. A field type represents the format by which data is collected at the device panel. Regardless of field type, the result will be in text format. Click the browse button (...) in the properties column Required field to configure settings for a field type.

The following field types are supported:

  • Checkbox — Allow users to set true/false values by selecting or clearing a check box in a form.
  • Database Lookup — Allow users to choose values from a database field.
  • Date/Time — Allow users to enter date and time information in different formats
  • Folder Browser — Allow users to browse for choices in a form.
  • Label — Enter a text label as an index value within a form. There can be none or several free-form labels in a form.
  • List — Allow users to select from a list of choices from which users select the desired item. Use this field type if you want a text field with auto complete capabilities. If a list of choices is too long, the list can be made searchable.
  • Numeric — Allow users to enter numbers (with or without decimal point).
  • Text — Allows users to enter plain text.
  • Tree — Creates a tree choice control in a form.
Required field (Required) A field is required when this check box is selected.
Notify server (Notify server) Selecting this check box triggers an event when the value of the field changes. The event can be responded to in the snap-in that was configured for the dynamic form section in the General tab.
Required field (Properties) Click the browse button (...) to edit additional properties for a particular field type.

Components tab

This tab lists process and route components in the workflow. Configure a component for this form by clicking the browse button (...) in the C (configure) column for a row. This opens the configuration dialog box for the component. You can click the Help button in the configuration dialog box for component instructions.