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Couple EASA to a software application

Here we show how a batch-mode application may be controlled by an EASAP.

  • there are three main steps
    1. manipulate user input into a specific form
    2. create template batch files needed to run a software application
    3. issue the command to run the software application

Other actions, such as sending email, communicating with a database or Excel spreadsheet, or managing files, will be introduced.

Manipulate User Input

This section contains a few examples of typical scenarios in which you will need to manipulate user inputs. In these examples, you will see how data processing objects can be put to use to achieve the desired data manipulation.

Create a template file for batch mode

EASA drives software applications in their batch mode. Therefore, pre-existing batch input files must be available for an EASAP to work, and these files may need to be modified by an author to work properly with an EASAP. Batch input files only need to be modified if they contain settings or commands that are affected or dependent on user inputs.

Fundamentals of the PROCESSES branch

The PROCESSES branch features some of the same objects found in other branches, namely DATA PROCESSING and DATA PROCESSING ACTIONS

Run a software application within a PROCESS

The final step in coupling an EASAP to underlying software applications after manipulating user inputs and creating template batch files is to actually run the software applications using the appropriate commands.