A PLEX Recipe Walk-Thru
The below illustrates an example Recipe from an internal Actify environment that connects with a PLEX UX test instance.
PLEX Connection setup:
Customers would use their own private key
Check Connection is Valid
Resolve any issues until successfully Connected
Recipe Illustration: Create Parts in PLEX
Trigger when a New Program has been created
(this provides an easy to test situation: (Customers might change this to fire on a completed Project/Phase or Task)
|Obtains the correct PLEX Status value to use (write into PLEX) from a pre-populated Lookup table|
Ditto, for Part Type
|Branch on a condition (this could be for ex. use a Project Property, such as Commodity)|
|Create a Part in PLEX using above Status and Type|
|This example just pre-pends a Ford-prefix and uses the Project Key obtained from the Trigger in Step1 as the Part Number (Ford-xxx)|
|Create a Part in PLEX, using a different part-numbering prefix|
|Let someone know its been done|
Include the generated Part number and info
from above into body of the message
Using a Lookup Table
Lookup tables provide flexibility for mapping terms between systems or using an informal term in the recipe that can be converted per system needs
Check the value picked up from the Trigger
Branching supports various condition types and allows for nesting or compound conditions. Loops are also possible using For Each ...
Perform PLEX Connector Action
Update PLEX, using previously organized values.
Create Part is one of the Actions provided by the PLEX Connector
Running & Reviewing Recipe Execution
The Jobs view for this Recipe shows that the Recipe is active ( ...Waiting..) - will run when another Program is Created) and the execution history. Details of each can be clicked into.
Note that Recipe iterations are Versioned.
Managing Concurrent Activities (Dashboard)
The Jobs Graph on the Dashboard shows activities across the active recipes - several sets of Jobs may have run (successfully or failed) based on different use case Recipes or versions of the same Recipe
Filter options and related views provide other monitoring details