Specifying Prerequisite Settings for a Project File

When configuring a process, you have the option to specify prerequisites for the associated project file(s), which must be met if the process is to run.

To specify process prerequisites

  1. On the Navigation Tree, click Automator  > Standard Processes and select Project Editor.

  2. On the Prerequisites tab, specify the type of prerequisite you want to add, either File or Command line, by clicking the corresponding button. The Add Prerequisite dialog box is displayed.

  3. In the Add Prerequisite dialog box do one of the following:

    • To specify a file prerequisite, specify a file name in the corresponding field or click the Browse button to select it via the dialog that displays, and then click the OK button. The path and filename of the file prerequisite appear under the Prerequisite heading.

    • To specify a command line prerequisite, specify a command line or click the Browse button to select it via the dialog that displays and enter an integer success code in the corresponding fields, and then click the OK button. The command line and success code appear under the Prerequisite and Success Code headings on the Prerequisites tab.

  4. Perform Steps 2 and 3 again to add any additional prerequisites, then click the OK button to save the prerequisite(s).

  5. To test added prerequisites do one of the following:

    • If machine location is specified in the prerequisite path, click the Test button adjacent to the path field.

    • If machine location is not specified in the prerequisite path, then select it from the Location for Testing drop-down list and click the Test button adjacent to the prerequisite path field.

  6. To save or download created project, click the corresponding button or continue specifying other project settings if necessary.

NOTE: When saving a project file provide a comment in the displayed window and click Commit. The Server Library Project page is displayed, where you can edit project file name, revision and access rights if necessary.

When the scheduled run time arrives, Automator will check the specified prerequisites to see that they have been met, and if they have been, the process will run. If they haven't, the process won't run.

 

 

 

 

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