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Agent (V5)

What is Agent

Agent is a Workflow Management tool or an Automation tool. This means you can setup simple or complex workflows. The workflows are configured using the Configuration Manager. The actual processing of the workflows is being done by the Daemon which runs as a service. Agent v5 is completely written in the Microsoft.NET framework and is designed to run on Windows 7, Windows 10, Server 2008, Server 2012.

Theory of Operation

A workflow is configured using the Configuration Manager. Typically you configure a workflow to monitor a directory (hotfolder) for incoming files and execute the workflow-script which is associated with the workflow when a file is found. This is called a hotfolder-trigger. The workflow can be programmed to scan the hotfolder at preset intervals, which can be an interval in seconds, an absolute time or a specific date. Because the workflow-script is file-triggered, each file that is found will be processed separately. This means that each time a file is found, the workflow-script will be executed. You can choose from a list of internal variables to program the workflow-script to process the file. See the Internal Variables section for a detailed explanation.

Apart from the hotfolder-trigger you can program the workflow to use the scheduled-trigger. When using this trigger the hotfolder options are disabled, because the workflow will be triggered by the preset interval-setting, rather then by the contents of a directory.

Using the workflow-plugins you can combine different workflows to build very complex flows. There is no limit to the number of workflows you can configure.

Logging

The Daemon can perform extensive logging. When you've turned on "Log to Disk", all this logging will be written to disk and you can view this from the LogViewer in the Configuration Manager. See the Configuration section for more information about the log-settings.

Documentation

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