Create a Job
This topic provides instructions on how to create jobs from the FlowForce Server Web administration interface. The instructions will help you understand the structure of jobs and their settings. However, not every step and setting listed below are applicable in real-life scenarios. Job configuration is a flexible process, which allows you to find more than one way to achieve the same result. To get an idea of various things you can do with jobs, see Job Configuration Examples.
Make sure that you have the following permissions for the container in which you want to create a new job:
•Container: Read, Write
•Configuration: Read, Write
Create a job
Before creating a job, it might be a good idea to store the credentials of the operating system user account with which the job will be executed. For more information, see Credentials. If you intend to pass values between steps or between jobs, see FlowForce Expressions. To create a job, follow the instructions below:
1.Click Configuration and navigate to the container in which you want to create the job.
2.Click Create and select Create Job.
3.Enter a job name and, optionally, a job description.
4.If the job requires any values to be passed to it at runtime, create the required job input parameters. For details, see Input Parameters.
5.In the Execution Steps section, add steps of the job. Every job must have at least one step.
6.If the last step of the job returns a result, and if you intend to use the result in other jobs, select the return type in the Execution Result section.
7.If you want FlowForce Server to cache the returned result, specify caching preferences.
9.If you want to expose the job as a Web service, click the check box Make this job available via HTTP.
10.In the Credentials section, select an existing credential record or specify a local credential. For details, see Credentials.
11.If the job returns a result that you want to use in other jobs or expose as a Web service, define the job's cache settings.
12.Optionally, define the job's queue settings.
13.Click Save. FlowForce Server validates the entered information. If there are any fields that require your attention, FlowForce Server will highlight them in red.