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Admin | 14 Mar 2008 | 0 comments

Symantec has announced the release of Altiris Workflow Solution. Workflow Solution helps customers implement IT processes, automate routine tasks, reduce the cost of management, improve service levels and end user satisfaction, and facilitate regulatory compliance.

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Craig Walker | 11 Mar 2008 | 0 comments

Does data flow upstream? Where does your data flow? How does your garden grow? Wait, sorry, I was distracted a moment. You need to know where your data flows and this tutorial will help you understand the data flow in a Decision Only project using the ConvertStringToDate component.

Prerequisites: None

Objective: Create a project to demonstrate data flow.

Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes

Step 1: Create a new Decision Only project and drag and drop the ConvertStringToDate component from the Date Handling/Convert category as shown below. Add one more End component. Link the components as shown below:

Craig Walker | 10 Mar 2008 | 1 comment

Do you relish a challenge? Enjoy doing a crossword puzzle in ink? In this tutorial you will tackle complex types with this data flow project.

Do you think you're equal to it? I triple dog dare ya!

Prerequisites: None

Objective: To learn the flow of data.

Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

Step 1: Create a new Decision Only project.

Step 2: Click on Import components and click on the Create Integration Library button. Type the Library name as shown below:

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Craig Walker | 10 Mar 2008 | 0 comments

I think that I shall never see data as lovely as a tree.. Something like that anyway. This tutorial will help you understand data flow by setting the input and output data. The Number Range rule in the DecisionTree component is used for illustrating this concept.

Prerequisites: None

Objective: Create a project to understand data flow.

Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

Step 1: Create a new Decision Only project and set the Input Data as shown below:

Step 2: Set the Output Data...

Craig Walker | 06 Mar 2008 | 1 comment

"Here there be dragons" is what the map ends used to say. After you learn to use the end component successfully your projects will be dragon-free.

Dig in to create a Decision Only project to work with the End component. Keep a weather eye.

Prerequisites: None

Objective: To learn to work with the End Component.

Estimated time to complete: 15-20 minutes

Step 1: Create a new Decision Only project.

Step 2: Set the Input and Output Data as shown below.

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mgiblin | 06 Mar 2008 | 0 comments

When working with Workflow Solution one might need to regenerate components. This document provides information on regenerating an Altiris resource component so it will pull new information within the Altiris CMDB.

Issue:

Our issue was that we created custom Asset Types with specific Asset classes and wanted to map a workflow to this Asset Type. However, within the Create Resource Component, we could neither see nor get our custom Asset Type to show up.

Resolution:

To regenerate a resource component follow these steps:

Please note: All workflows should be closed during this process.
  1. Create a new Integration project within the designer tool.
Craig Walker | 06 Mar 2008 | 0 comments

This tutorial will help you understand how to use Workflow Solution's array builder.

Check your tool box - hammer, screwdriver, bandages. Good.

Let's get building!

Prerequisites: None

Objective: To learn how to use Workflow Solution's array builder.

Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

Step 1: Create a new Decision Only project.

Step 2: Set the Input and Output Data as shown below:

mgiblin | 05 Mar 2008 | 2 comments

When publishing a Workflow project that uses the Approval or Respond function it always points to ‘Local Host’ and not back to our workflow server. Additionally, if you would like to change the Respond Link text to suit your workflow needs we have added that to Part 2 of this post.

Part 1:

Changing Root URL server:

To make this change from the default – http://localhost – you need to log onto your workflow server and follow these steps.

  1. Click Start – All Programs – Altiris – Workflow Designer – Tools – WorkflowDesigner Server Extensions Configurator. You should see the following screen.

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Craig Walker | 05 Mar 2008 | 0 comments

Gather 'round everyone, it's story time.

Here's a great read. And the best part? This project does the reading for you! The purpose of this tutorial is to create a project which reads data from a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

Prerequisites: A pre-existing Excel file.

Objective: To create a project which displays proper use of the ReadExcelSpreadsheet component.

Estimated time to complete: 15-20 minutes

Step 1: Create a New Project and Import the Necessary Components

Create a new Decision Only project by selecting Decision Only in the main window which appears when you load Workflow Designer.

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Craig Walker | 04 Mar 2008 | 0 comments

Here is another tip for customizing your projects. In this tutorial you will learn how to embed a decision model into a Primary Model using the EmbeddedModel component.

Prerequisites: None

Objective: Create a project to understand Embedding using the EmbeddedModel component.

Estimated Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Step 1: Create a new Decision Only project. Search for 'embedded' in the Toolbox and drag and drop the EmbeddedModel component. Link the components as shown below: