Run Single Commands
What You Will Learn
This guide shows you how to run and manage a Command without executing a Workflow.
|For the following chapters the Workflow Executor app has to be in the ‚expert mode‘. How to toggle this mode can be found here.
All available Commands will be displayed on the left side of the Workflow Executor app which can be seen here:
Commands from predefined repositories will be automatically fetched by the app.
Make sure to activate
Configuration. More about that can be found here.
The following chapter will show how a command can be run in the app.
Commands are ordered by the group and subgroups which they are assigned to.
Via a dropdown menu each group can be iterated through.
Once a command has been found, click the command to select it.
Once a command has been selected you will be prompted with a view which allows you to insert values which your command will need to be run.
|Commands can have different versions, via this drop down menu the version of the command can be selected.
|Input fields where values for the command can be defined. Inputs with a red border are mandatory, the command cannot be run without them!
|Here you can determine the naming of the output variables of the command.
The selected command ‚Merge Collections‘ needs two list of items, so we provide them:
Once all the values are provided for the command we run it. This can be done via a toolbar in the upper right of the app.
|Reload: Is active after command termination; Used to reload the command and clearing all text fields to accept new inputs.
|Run: Is active after command selection and termination; Used to run a command with the specified parameters.
|Abort: Is always active; Used to stop a running command or close the parameter editing window.
Now to run the command we click the run button in the toolbar:
While the command is run, the ‚Workspace Datastore‘ tab will be filled with the output variables provided by the command, the values of these variables can be reused by other commands later on.
While you can choose to use a custom value for every input. You can also choose from a list of predefined values like an empty value or previously written values. In order to do this simply click on the fx button.
For example, clicking Use Empty Value results in locking the input field and supplies an empty value to PAK. You can also choose to select a value which was previously written to the datastore.
Selecting a value from the datastore copies the stored value while still keeping the field editable. Inputs for optional fields are set to use their standard value by default. In order to input your own value, simply click the fx button and select Use Custom Value.