Altair® Monarch® Server


Adding a Process

With Automator, you can configure processes to extract data from text or database sources and to export it to various file types (for example, XLS, MDB, TXT, HTML, XML).

To add a Process

  1. On the Navigation Tree, click Automator and select Standard  Processes.

  2. On the Processes page, click the Add icon Add button. The page with general process settings will be displayed.

NOTE: If you exceed the number of processes allowed by your license, the following message appears:

"The license for Monarch Server is used improperly. The maximum number of processes per your license (XX) is exceeded as you have NN processes currently defined and no more processes can be defined. You may delete unused processes or contact your Altair sales representative for extended options."

  1. In the Name field, enter the name you want to assign to the process.

  2. In the Description field, enter an appropriate description of the process.

  3. Specify the number of projects per job:

    • One project per job: Select this option, to specify one project per job.

    • Multiple projects per job: Select this option, to specify several projects per job.

Note: If you select the One project per job option, each project assigned to the process will spawn its own job. If you select the Multiple projects per job option, all projects will be executed as one job. See Process Handling Scenarios for more information.

  1. In the Location field, select the location type from the drop-down list.

Note: If the required server is not on the list, refer to Locations Management topic to add a new location. In case of a single server configuration, refer to Configurator Guide in the Monarch Server Installation Guide to change location settings.

If a process cannot be executed on the specified location (e.g., the server is unavailable, the server has high utilization, or the Automator Dispatcher module is not installed), then it will be executed on any available location with the least utilization.

  1. In the Project File Paths box, specify at least one project file in the .xprj or .dprj format. For this click the Add button and the Add Project File Path window appears.
    In the displayed window do one of the following:

    • In the Project File Path field, type the path to the project file. Click Save to add the project file.

    • From the the Source Type list, select the appropriate data source type and depending on the data source type specify other parameters:

      • If Named Paths selected, specify the named paths and choose the project file path from the list of displayed in the Named Path Content box. Click Save to add the project file.

      • If Server Library selected, specify the Server Library types and choose the Server Library from the list of displayed in the Available Server Library box. Click Save to add the project file.

Note: If you assign more than one project to the process, specify the order in which you want them to be processed. Projects in the list are processed from top to bottom.

  1. Click the Save button to save the project or Run Now to run the project immediately. The system saves the new process to the database and displays the updated Process page, if the operation is completed successfully.