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 27, Graph/Jobflow Parameters.
Figure 29.1. Web GUI - "Manual task execution" form
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 documenation on chosen tasks:
|Send an Email|
|Execute Shell Command|
|Start a Graph|
|Start a Jobflow|
|Start a Profiler Job|
|Send a JMS Message|
|Execute Groovy Code|
To access the Manual Task Execution form, you need Manual task execution permission.