The DATA PROCESSING ACTIONS are the PROCESSES equivalent of similar ACTIONS on under an EVENT PROCESSING elsewhere on the Tree.
A read or write to a database is done via a PROCESSES→DATABASE ACTION
As introduced in Interacting with an Excel spreadsheet, an EASAP can interact with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets within the USER INTERFACE branch via a Cell Reference in data entry objects or via an ACTION within an EVENT PROCESSING. In the PROCESSES branch, only the ACTION approach is available. In this case interaction happens on the EASA Server during a batch EASAP submission rather than the user’s client computer during an interactive user interface session.
Changes made to an Excel spreadsheet using interactions located in the USER INTERFACE branch will not be available to the ACTIONS located in the PROCESSES branch at the time of submission. The ACTION's in the PROCESSESS branch are always applied to the original uploaded version of the spreadsheet file. Therefore, the two approaches are NOT currently designed to be used in combination.
|CLEAR EXCEL RANGE||clear values in cells or NAMED RANGES|
|CUSTOM PROCESS ACTION||execute custom written Java code|
|DATA PROCESSING||Parent for DATA PROCESSING tools|
|DATA PROCESSING ACTIONS||Parent object for other ACTION's|
|DATE||allow the current date and/or time to be stored in an explicit SCALAR|
|EXTRACT||extract data from a file|
|SET LIST||set an explicit LIST|
|SET SCALAR||set an explicit SCALAR|
|DATABASE ACTION||perform a one time action on a DATABASE|
|DATABASE||define the database on which to perform the action|
|CLOSE CONNECTION||after a READ/WRITE sequence
close the database connection
|READ||execute a SELECT statement in SQL|
|WRITE||execute an INSERT, UPDATE or DELETE|
|send an email message to Users|
|EXCEL ACTION GROUP||Parent to an abitrary sequence of Excel-related ACTION's.|
|EXPORT TO PDF||create a snapshot of a specified spreadsheet range as a PDF document and saves it on the file system|
|FILE MANAGEMENT||minimize disk usage in EASA|
|IMAGE EXCEL ACTION||extract a screen capture of cell range or chart in an Excel spreadsheet for display by an IMAGE in a DIAGRAM|
|PROCESS||run an underlying software application|
|CLEAR FILESPACE||minimize the disk space used by files generated from an EASAP run|
|DATA PROCESSING||Parent object for DATA PROCESSING tools|
|FAILED IF||define conditions for which the EASAP run is deemed to have failed|
|MONITOR||monitor the progress of a process currently submitted to the EASAP queue|
|REPLACEMENT||search a file for all delimited object references and replaces them with the appropriate object values|
|READ EXCEL ACTION||read values from specified cell ranges in Excel spreadsheets into specified LIST's|
|RUN MACRO ACTION||execute a macro in an Excel spreadsheet|
|STOP||define a complete mechanism for stopping the EASAP|
|STOP PROCESS||define a method to stop a PROCESS|
|WRITE EXCEL ACTION||write values from one or more LIST's into specified cell ranges in Excel spreadsheets.|
Input data for the software applications being run in one PROCESS can be extracted from the output files of software applications run in a previous PROCESS using an EXTRACT.
At the bottom left of EASAP Builder are icons that allow you to toggle between Tree view and Process view.
The Process view provides a flow diagram of the objects within the processes branch and you can right click on images in the diagram to insert new objects. Parameter values of objects can be set in the lower left part of the window.
The diagram can be adjusted by dragging and clicking boxes. Please note however that their location is not saved when EASAP Builder is closed. The diagram can also be manipulated through its toolbar, which contains operations including zooming and a variety of automatic layouts.
The toolbar also allows the diagram to be annotated with any “do if” expressions The overview panel allows you to select a subset of the diagram for viewing by dragging around the shaded rectangle.