Using the Scheduler BIC in the Body of a Process Flow - EnterWorks_Process_Exchange_(EPX) - 10.5

EnterWorks Process Exchange (EPX)

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Precisely EnterWorks
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Version
10.5
Language
English
Product name
Precisely EnterWorks
Title
EnterWorks Process Exchange (EPX)
Copyright
2023
First publish date
2007
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2024-01-18
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The Scheduler BIC can dispatch work items on dates specified at runtime or at design time. Design-time dates are specified within the activity editor in Design Console. Runtime dates are specified within a work item property contained in work items arriving at the activity.

Static Date

To configure a static date (i.e., a date specified at Design-time) that will apply to all work items arriving at the activity, take the following steps:

  1. Select the Dispatch Date radio button.
  2. Select the Specific Date radio button to enable the date and time fields
  3. Specify the dispatch date in the date and time fields.

Dynamic Date

To configure a dynamic date (i.e., a dispatch date that is specified at runtime) that will cause the dispatch date to be extracted from work items that arrive at the activity, do the following steps:

  1. Select the Dispatch Date radio button.
  2. Select the Dynamic Date radio button to enable the Work Item Key and Date Format fields.
    Note: The Dispatch Date feature of the Scheduler BIC works similarly as the Delayed Send feature of all automatic activities. However, they have a difference in purpose. If both of these features are used in an activity, the Scheduler BIC settings will determine when a specific event will occur while the Delayed Send feature delays the sending of a work item by the specified amount of time once the work item is ready to be sent to the next activity.
  3. Specify the Work Item Key that will contain the dispatch date in arriving work items.

  4. Select or modify the format of the date by either choosing one from the dropdown list or entering an alternative (the value in the combo box is editable). The Date Format is where the user will select the format of the date that is stored in the key specified in the Work Item Key field. In this example, we will use the default format MM dd yyyy HH:mm.

    The Format Test field contains the current date and/or time formatted using the format selected in the Date Format field. Each time a new format is selected, the value is updated to reflect the newly selected format.

  5. If you do not want to specify a dispatch date, you may opt to use the Delay option. This option allows you to move a work item to the next activity in the process flow after a specified time has passed since receipt at the Scheduler BIC.
  • Click Delay and enter a value in at least one of the fields to delay the work item from being move to the next activity in the process flow for the time period specified.
  • Click Delay until the next to delay the work item from being moved to the next activity in a process flow until the day and time specified. Use the dropdown menus to select the day and time.
  • Click Delay until the next workday at to delay the work item from being moved to the next activity in a process flow until the specified time on the next workday.