Once a rule is applied, independent if the rule is activated through a Search_xxx, Trigger_xxx or because of a default activated rule, the following table lists the order ELP interprets the keys. This might be important, especially for the rowing how variables are treated.

 

PCLPreciseMode See Manual.
WKDIR change working (forms) directory.
OnLoadErrorMacroID Replacement macro form, used if a macro file does not exist
PrintOnlyASCII Strip all PCL commands out of stream
ReportLicense Report server licenses to a central e-mail address
Encrypt_keys 64 bit encryption number for en- or decrypt data streams
Encrypt Tells ELP to encrypt the outgoing data stream
Max_ReadBuffer Maximum buffer size for the read and search operation. Influences the process speed.
IllegalCharInFileName UniqueFileNameChar Archive file name separator for files with same name
Log_Mode Set the level for writing job processing information in the log file:log_file.txt.
Log_Mode_FileName Change the default log_file.txt file to any for example printer related file name.
Variable_File Read any variables lists from an external file.
JobCounter Create the variable #JOB_COUNTER# holding a unique job number, or optional any other variable
ADIR_GetVariable Reads an active directory content to an ELP variable
JobCounter Create the variable #JOB_COUNTER# holding a unique job number, or optional any other variable
GetEnvVariable Reads environment variable form the actual ELP process environment into an ELP variable.
Variable Reads and calculates ELP variables from config file activated rule
Check_TelNo Removes all non digits from a provided phone number
SetEnvVariable Stores any text or variable content as an environment variable for the actual ELP execution
StopPrgEnd Keeps the DOS application open and the console outputs visible until a final closing key is pressed. Please note that Process User cannot be set to System in order to show the execution program.
CharConvertionFile Converts the pure text in the data stream from any symbol set A to a new symbol set B.
ELP_Max_Heap Maximum amount of memory for reading the incoming data, before the K copy command cannot be used anymore.
Debug_InData Write the incoming data stream to file in_data.prn
Debug_OutData Write the outgoing data stream to file out_data.prn
ShowSearchableText Helps to analyze a windows based data stream, what is searchable and what is not findable.
KillJobsWithLessBytes Jobs with less than the amount provided bytes are ignored
KillJob Job is totally ignored
Compression Compresses (zip alike) the outgoing data stream
Accounting Store the collected job information in a CSV or .dbf file for further processing. Counters, Project names, User name etc.
Free_Escape Turns Free Escape function off and reads the defined character. By default it is the Tilde character: "~".
Barcodes Turns bar code printing OFF. By default it is on and further keys can be defined and are read.
HexOutput The output will be printed/displayed in Hex
HexConvertion Init string which stands in front of an HEX double Byte string, which then is converted.
HexWrapper Converts all ASCII Hex characters between an beginning and ending sequence into a Hex characters, and removes the start stop strings.
HexConvertion Convert the next two bytes after the searched string from its ASCII Hex representation into a HEX character
EraseMacros By default all loaded macros are erased. Set this key to not do so
TrayMap Change paper input trays from tray A to B
OutTrayMap Change stacker output trays from tray A to B
JobLanguage Switch the printers display language for this job
ReportLines Defined to print X gray lines in a certain position, distance, height and grayscale on the paper
ELP Turns the ELP function on and reads the keys out of each analyzed rule: ELP_CMD_Start_Char , ELP_CMD_Stopp_Char, ELP_Use_Qty_Factor , ELP_Init_JOB, ELP_Exit_JOB, ELP_Init_PCL, ELP_Exit_PCL, ELP_ PageInit _PCL, ELP_Replace_Variables, ELP_Command, ELP_Command_Add, ELP_Cont_Page_Counting, ELP_Command_Activate, ELP_Set_CopyFactor
OMR_Enabled Start OMR handler and read all associated keys
Macro_Download Defines if on a macro call the macro/form is searched and inserted.
FastMacroLoading Do not run the macro through the ELP parser, send it direct unchanged to the out port.
AllwaysEvenAmountOfPages If needed a blank page is added at the end of the job
AllwaysOddAmountOfPages If needed a blank page is added at the end of the job
EraseAllPJL Deletes all PJL statements, e.g. to collect and staple streams
EraseAllResetEscE Will delete all Esc E sequences (PCL5 reset) from the stream
SAP_Unicode Turns Unicode & Double Byte conversion on.
UnicodeErrorChar Replacement character for illegal characters
InSymbolset Converts a data stream from symbol set A to B e.g. EBCDIC ->ASCII
Fax_Compression Converts Lexmark PCL compression mode 8 to HP mode 5
EpsonEmulation Turns on the Epson dot matrix printer emulation. Further keys can be defined
PrintronixEmulation_VGL Enables the VGL Printronix emulation. Further keys can be defined
PrintronixEmulation_PGL PrintronixEmulation_PGL enables the PGL Printronix emulation. Further keys can be defined
PPDS_Enable A Proprinter emulation. Further keys can be defined
Prescribe Enables Prescribe/Kyocera emulation. Further keys can be defined
DHL_Emulation A special emulation for a very special box.
CobraBox_Emulation Turns on the bar code emulation for OKI printers and Cobra print servers. Further keys can be defined
PCL_X_Scaling Horizontal scaling factor for PCL data streams.
PCL_Y_Scaling Vertical scaling factor for PCL data streams.
PCL_ScalingMacros Don't use scaling factors in ELP forms
Reverse_Printing Print last page first, second last etc.
Reverse_Printing_Duplex Print duplex, so second last, last page 4th last 3rd
MultiRoll_# Selects the correct paper roller for large HP plotters
PreParsing ELP collects the page count and other stream information before processing really starts
Enable_eMail Enables e-mail functionality
PreView Convert the outgoing data to PDF and display it
PreView_NoPrint Same, but no data is finally passed to the printer
PDF2PS_Enable Converts PDF streams into postscript format
CALS2TIFF_StartDef Converts CALS Plotter streams to Tiff files
TIFF2PS_Enable Converts Tiff streams into Postscript streams/files
OutArchiveDir Stores the outgoing job to a certain directory, as prn file, Tiff, PDF etc. incl. index files, postal optimizations, file splitting and quite some more possibilities.
InArchiveDir Stores the incoming job to a certain directory
Out_Port Sends the final job as a copy to any other port, e.g. other printer. Key can also be used to easily split jobs in e.g. single documents like invoice.
Split_Section Setting to split jobs in pieces according to file size
Distribute_Section Sends the job to specific printers according to file size or page count.
Monitored_Printing_section Enables monitoring of the printer state before, while and during printing. Errors are reported to the user.
In_Port Sends the incoming job as a copy to any other port, e.g. other printer
Call Calls any external program / batch process at the end of the process. All what is needed can be done.
CallNoPrint Same as above, but no data is sent to the printer
CallAtNextFormFeed Calls an external program right at the next form feed before. Code can be read back and inserted in the stream.
CallAtStartUp

Calls an external program before reading any bytes. Stream changes and ini file directives can be returned

EconoMode Set printer to Economode
PrintQuality General change of output quality at various printer
PlanesInUse HP LaserJets can be switched from Color to B/W
RenderMode HP DesignJets can be switched from Color to B/W
NoPrinting Will not print to printer but distribute and archiving etc. is still performed
DoNotPrintDataStream Do not print the data stream but all post actions.
OutFile_MaxLen Limit the maximum length of the out file. During integration of rules possible recursive commands can be stopped.
PassThrough All the data will be sent from this point on binary without any changes to the output
NoGraphicWrapIntoMacro The graphical parts for doing macro generation through an ELP activated queue are NOT wrapped into a macro.
InsertPrintFilesAtFormFeed Any matched files from the given archive directory are inserted after the next form feed and deleted. IMPORTANT NOTE: All jobs must fit into the RAM of the PC
InsertPrintFilesAtJobEnd Any matched files from the given archive directory are inserted and deleted at the end of the job, but before the ELP EE### command, IMPORTANT NOTE: As each job is loaded separately, only one job at a time must fit into the RAM of the PC
CloseArchivesBeforeInsert Closes the generated archive files, so that they can be used for any Call or Insert command.
InsertPrintFilesAtJobEndDoNothing Same functionality as key above, but the data stream is passed through and does not run anymore through the ELP process
Variables_Store Stores all variables for that job to a single file. See also accounting for collect job information in a database.
DB_Open Open a .dbf file to search for data
DB_Locate Search for fields in database
DB_Variable And read back information into ELP variables
OverWriteInOutFile See manual.
Counter On rules Global, printer- and user name: Check for any counters and increase them.
IniFile Calls another command file and reads automatically all default rules/sections. If the IniFile key is not available then this last key is possible executed
ActivateSection Start analyzing all keys of the new provided section.
Counter Check for any counters and increase them in that section.

 

If the rule was executed by a Search_xxx key, the following keys are also read. Please note, that if an IniFile key was switching the ini file, those keys are searched in the new ini file, under the same section/rule name.
Note: Search_xxx_new are slightly different, some keys are not evaluated.

 

InsertOnPreviousPage Adds the argument / variables right in front of the form feed of the last page. ELP ignores the command on the first page.
InsertOnTopOfPage Adds any text / variables right at the beginning of the page where the searched item was found. Does not work for page "one".
StoreNextWordToVariable The next word in the data stream after the search term is stored into the provided variable name, can be used with Search and OutSearch keys.
StoreNextWordToIntVariable Same functionality as StoreNextWordToVariable, but at the end of the reading process, the word is converted into a signed long integer value. The word is searched using the same mechanism like the search command, binary or windows mode
Search_Only_Once If this key is used in a section triggered by any search key, the section is performed, but then the search key is erased. This means, that the section will be only performed once -> the first time the key is found.
Counter The provided variable is incremented by default by 1 or any other positive/negative value which can be added after as semicolon
GetActualFilePosition Offset in the out file from beginning. Can be used to insert later additional PCL code.
TriggerSection If all trigger conditions of the named rule are true, the rule is performed as well, right at the position the searched item was found. This could be very early in the process especially before other rules may apply.
Disable_Search This key is only in a rule usable, which is activated by a Search_Binary, _Text, _Windows or _New key. Is the key turned ON, ELP will finish the execution of this rule (except StoreNextWord...). After that will be no further Search or Trigger executed.
Disable_RowSearch This key is only in a rule usable, which is activated by a Search_Binary, _Text, _Windows or _New key. Is the key set to ON, all Search_RowNo rules are deactivate
ReadOnlySearchKeys This key can be used in sections which contains SEARCH_ keys. Turned ON ELP will only process or evaluate the Add, Insert, Replace, Erase and StoreNextWordToVariable keys.
---> here at this point are the keys in list above read.
SkipUntilEnd Data including the searched item is erased until and including the search text of this key is found
Replace_Binary This information will replace found data, for special characters use DOS-editor. Only used in conjunction with Search_ key
ReplaceNextTerm Similar functionality as search and replace using variables, but after the first found event, the "variable" will be erased.
Insert_Binary Add this information before found data, for special characters use DOS-editor 
Erase_Binary Found data will be erased. Only used in conjunction with Search_ key. May not work with _new search method
Add_AtNextLine This string will be added right after the next LF hex 0A, ASCII 10) character
Add_Binary Add this information after found data, for special characters use DOS-editor.

 

After the system did store the next Word into a Variable, those keys are evaluated

 

TriggerSectionAfterStore If the variable after the command StoreNextWordToVariable or StoreNextWordToIntVariable is fully read, ELP calls the provided rule name. So the variable content can be for example immediately analyzed.
Add_BinaryAfterStore Adds this text or print commands after a SEARCH_xxx key was found behind the information which was read out of the stream using StoreNextWordToVariable. ERASE_BINARY can be used as well!
Erase_Binary Found data will be erased. Only used in conjunction with Search_ key. May not work with _new search method

 

For OutSearch_xxx those keys are checked and if available in rule performed.

 

StoreNextWordToVariable The next word in the data stream after the search term is stored into the provided variable name, can be used with Search and OutSearch keys.
StoreNextWordToIntVariable Same functionality as StoreNextWordToVariable, but at the end of the reading process, the word is converted into a signed long integer value. The word is searched using the same mechanism like the search command, binary or windows mode
InsertPrintFilesAtFormFeed Any matched files from the given archive directory are inserted after the next FormFeed and deleted. IMPORTANT NOTE: All jobs must fit into the RAM of the PC
InsertPrintFilesAtJobEnd Any matched files from the given archive directory are inserted and deleted at the end of the job, but before the ELP EE### command, IMPORTANT NOTE: As each job is loaded separately, only one job at a time must fit into the RAM of the PC
CloseArchivesBeforeInsert Closes the generated archive files, so that they can be used for any Call or Insert command.
InsertPrintFilesAtJobEndDoNothing Same functionality as key above, but the data stream is passed through and does not run anymore through the ELP process
Variable Reads and calculates ELP variables from config file activated rule
IniFile Calls another command file and reads automatically all default rules/sections. If the IniFile key is not available then this last key is possible executed
Search_Only_Once If this key is used in a section triggered by any search key, the section is performed, but then the search key is erased. This means, that the section will be only performed one time -> the first time the key is found
Add_Binary Add this information after found data, for special characters use DOS-editor. DO NOT USE THIS KEY IN ANY EMULATION! Use REPLACE_BINARY key! Can be also used in OutSearch