How do you configure rights for admin to create new workflows?


Is there a way to configure the rights for an admin account to create new workflows in Workflow Builder?

The user must have the LICENSE_IBM_TRIRIGA_Application_Builder license. This license is required to create a new workflow or BO. The core licenses can modify workflows and BOs, but not create new ones.

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How do you use fields that refer to Current Date or System Date?


What is the best way to handle calculated fields that need to reference the Current Date or System Date? For example, I have a number field in the Building BO called Building Age. To calculate the Building Age, I had to create another field called “cstCurrentDateDA” to store the current date the Building record was created.

From there, I take the Current Date minus the In Service Date of the building. However, let’s say I wanted the Building Age field to get updated daily. In my current design, I would have to probably create an asynchronous workflow to update the “cstCurrentDateDA” field and then trigger a Save action to get the extended formula against the Building Age field to fire.

Is there a better approach to dealing with field variables that rely on the Current Date or System Date? Instead of creating a custom field to store the Current Date to act as a constant factor?

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How do you use Dynamic Workflow settings in Call Workflow task?


I am looking for some explanations for the “Dynamic Workflow” property settings in the Call Workflow task. When should I use it?

The Dynamic Workflow property and fields allows you to pull the workflow name to execute from a task > field, instead of the workflow name being hard-coded in the workflow. The field must contain the workflow name to execute.

Excerpt from the “Application Building” (3.5.3, PDF) user guide:

Dynamic Workflow: The values of this field are used to dynamically define the name of the workflow that this task will launch. For the “Task with Workflow Name” drop-down list, select the task record that contains the workflow name. For the “Workflow Name Field”, select the field on the task record that contains the workflow name. This record field must contain the workflow name that you want to launch.

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Is there a way to clear server caches without Admin Console?


Is there a way to clear server caches without logging into the Admin Console?

Beginning in IBM TRIRIGA Platform 3.5.1, TRIRIGA delivered an enhancement for this to be done via workflow. The pertinent release notes can be found from this wiki page. Here is an excerpt from the release notes on the topic:

A custom task class has been added for workflow which triggers a global cache clear across all servers. 

You can create a custom task and specify the following in the class field: com.tririga.platform.admin.cache.web.CacheProcessingCustomTask $RefreshAllCache

The custom task will perform a global cache clear on the server where the workflow runs as if it were triggered from that server’s Administrator Console. (Tri-211723)

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Can you get the Cleanup Agent to remove record data in chunks?


In one of our environments, we have a large amount of records that have been transitioned to the null state. When the Cleanup Agent runs, it runs out of DB2 transaction log space executing the following:

DELETE FROM IBS_SPEC_ASSIGNMENTS WHERE EXISTS (SELECT ‘X’ FROM IBS_SPEC_CA_DELETE WHERE IBS_SPEC_CA_DELETE.SPEC_ID=IBS_SPEC_ASSIGNMENTS.SPEC_ID)

For workflow instance saves, the Cleanup Agent now seems to remove the data in small chunks (of 1000 rows each). But for the record data cleanup, it still seems to (try to) remove all data in one huge SQL statement/transaction. Is it possible to get the Cleanup Agent to remove record data in chunks, like it does for workflow instance saves?

Otherwise, I’m thinking of writing a small util that would run the statement above, but in smaller chunks, since it seems we still have the list of record IDs that it tries to remove in the IBS_SPEC_CA_DELETE table. Any obvious issues with that?

As of 3.5.3, there have been no changes for the data to be deleted in chunks for IBS_SPEC_ASSIGNMENTS. This sounds like a good PMR. It is rarely recommended to delete records directly from the database, but in this circumstance, you might be okay. However, the IBS_SPEC_CA_DELETE only exists during the time the Cleanup Agent is running. It is dropped when the agent goes back to sleep.

[Admin: To see other related posts, use the Cleanup tag or SQL tag. As a side note, starting with version 3.4, the Cleanup Agent name was changed to Platform Maintenance Scheduler.]

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Why is the lease record stuck in “Processing” during activation?


We are running TRIRIGA 10.5.2 and 3.5.2.2. Some of our lease records are getting stuck in “Processing” status after we try to activate the record. Since it is processing, we have no buttons at the top to Revise, Save, etc. This only happens sometimes, and only to lease records that have payment schedules. From the looks of it, all the payment line items do get created. A couple questions:

  • (1) Is there a fix to this to keep it from happening again?
  • (2) Can these records that are stuck in processing be pushed to active or do they have to be re-entered?

I was actually able to apply a workflow fix provided by IBM so that this will not happen going forward. So far, it has been working as planned…

With regards to getting the leases “unstuck”, I created an editable query, imported the State Transition Actions (on the Advanced tab in the query form), and ran the report to select and process the “stuck” leases. This worked with no issues and I did not have to delete or retire the leases. They were functioning properly after getting them out of the “Processing” state.

[Admin: This post is related to the 01.12.16 post about records getting stuck. To see other related posts, use the Performance tag or Workflow tag.]

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What is the “Integration” check box for in workflow Start task?


What is the “Integration” check box for in the workflow Start task?

Assuming you are referring to the Start task of an asynchronous workflow, when this property is selected, the workflow is used to migrate data from staging tables in IBM TRIRIGA records. This type of workflow is used extensively in IBM TRIRIGA DataConnect. 

Check out this IBM Knowledge Center topic about DataConnect that describes the “Integration” check box: Workflow task settings.

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