The Workflows menu allows you to schedule various tasks and execute them at a specific date and time. This allows the execution of different Extractors and Transformers, so that they are tightly chained together.
To create a new Workflow, go to 'Data Pipelines' > 'Workflows', then click the green button labbeled 'Create Workflow':
Provide a meaningful Name for the Workflow
Optionally you can provide a detailed Description
The Start date of the Workflow, when it will run the first time
The interval: Hourly, Daily or Monthly
At what time should the Workflow start
Provide an interval value. I.e. provide 2 for every second Hourly / Daily / Monthly, depending on your configured interval
Add a new step in your work flow
Set the Type of the step using the drop down menu
Provide the option that goes with the selected Type. This can be your Extractor, Transformer, Report or other name
Depending on the selected Step Type, you can provide an offset date. This value is used during execution of that step. Typically this would be used for a From date offset (i.e. -1 for yesterday)
A To date offset can be provided for some step types (i.e. 0 for today)
In case multiple steps need to be executed in parallel, you may chose to remove the Wait checkbox.
Additional arguments can be send to the step. This applies only to some Extractors and when executing a custom Command
You can delete a step using the red minus button
To view historical Workflow results, click the Status tab
Apart from adding Extractor, Transformer and Report steps, there are two different Workflow Step types:
The Core command allows you to run a few predefined API calls, currently these are the following:
Run garbage collector
Cleans up the server getPrices cache table and Redis cache
This will Unprepare any prepared reports. Use with caution
Evalualte all configured budgets
Send an API heartbeat request. For future use.
The Execute Command step enables you to execute an external command, like a script:
As an example: you could run a Powershell script to obtains some data from a special data source that Exivity Extractors are not able or allowed to connect to. This script could be executed the following manner:
powershell.exe "D:\script\special.ps1" ((get-date).addDays(-1)).ToString("""yyyyMMdd""")
The above command calls the Powershell executable to run the special.ps1 script, with a dynamically generated parameter that is evaluated at run time. This particular example always provides yesterdays date in yyyyMMdd format as a parameter to the special.ps1 script. Many other variations and scripting languages are possible. Feel free to experiment.