What You Will Learn

This guide will explain how to do manage datastore values inside the Workflow Executor app.

For the following chapters the Workflow Executor App has to be in the ‘expert mode’. How to toggle this mode can be found here.

1. What are ‘Datastore Values’?

In order to make a Workflow run, certain values have to be provided for it (e.g. a path to a file). While the Workflow is being executed it may create some values itself. All of these values will be shown in the datastore, as seen below:

Datatstore View

2. Datastores inside the Workflow Executor App

Runtime Datastore:

During the execution of a Workflow, its Datastore Values will be loaded into the ‘Runtime Datastore’, where they will be kept and displayed while the Worfklow is being executed. Each Workflow has its own separate ‘Runtime Datastore’, so once a new Workflow is opened the Datastore Values inside the ‘Runtime Datastore’ will change!

Workspace Datastore:

Currently the Workspace Datastore is only active when a ‘Single Command’ is about to be run, more about running Single Commands can be found here. In general the Workspace Datastore holds and displays all the accumulated Datastore Values from already run Workflows or Single Commands.

3. Inspect Values

To inspect the datastore values, simply:

(1) double click the desired value row

(2) A new window with the value will be displayed

Inspection View

4. Edit Values

Incorrect values which led an erroneous Workflow execution, have to be corrected, to do this follow these steps:

(1) In case of an erroneous execution a button Correct Runtime Data will be provided, click this button

Correct Runtime Data Button View

(2) A new window will be opened, now you can choose to edit the desired value directly and click on Save or alternatively:

Correct Runtime Data View 1

(3) Click on the Edit button for the specific value. A new window will be opened, where the values can be edited. This window is especially helpful when working with huge values which do not fit in a single textfield.

Edit Datastore View2