Chapter 36. Manual Task Execution

    Since 3.1

    A manual task execution allows you to invoke a task directly with an immediate effect, without defining and triggering an event.

    There are a number of task types that are usually associated with a triggering event, such as a file listener or a graph/jobflow listener. You can execute any of these tasks manually.

    Additionally, you can specify task parameters to simulate a source event that would normally trigger the task. The following is a figure displaying how a 'file event' could be simulated. The parameters for various event sources are listed in the Chapter 34, Graph/Jobflow Parameters.

    Web GUI - "Manual task execution" form

    Figure 36.1. Web GUI - "Manual task execution" form

    Using Manual Task Execution

    In the Server GUI, switch to the Event Listeners tab. In the New Listener drop-down menu, select the Manual Task Execution option.

    Choose the task type you would like to use. See documentation on chosen tasks:

    Send an Email
    Execute Shell Command
    Start a Graph
    Start a Jobflow
    Start a Profiler Job
    Abort job
    Archive Records
    Send a JMS Message
    Execute Groovy Code

    To access the Manual Task Execution form, you need Manual task execution permission.