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Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES

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Contents

Documentation Conventions ......................................................... 10 Technical Support .......................................................................... 10

Chapter 1

Getting Started.......................................... 11
Prerequisites for Performing the Tests ......................................... Initial Setup ................................................................................... Configuring MES and ArchestrA Workflow Software Users .... Configuring MES - Workflow Connector ................................... Configuring the ArchestrA Workflow Software Repository Database .................................................................................. Logging in to ArchestrA Workflow Software’s Enterprise Console .................................................................................... 11 12 12 12 12 12

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...................4 Contents Chapter 2 Verifying Datatype Compatibility .............. Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ..................................................................................... Testing the Workflow .............. Sample Test Data and Expected Results ................................................. 13 14 18 21 23 26 31 32 33 35 35 35 36 36 36 36 37 Chapter 3 Verifying Minimum and Maximum Data .................... Testing the Workflow ............................................................................................................... Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input ............................ Binding the Form to the Workflow .......................................................... Creating the Workflow ....................................................................... Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ....................................................... Adding an Attribute ................................................. Sample Test Data and Expected Results ............................................. Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ...................................................................... Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ................. Binding the Form to the Workflow .................... Creating a Work Order from a Process .............................................................................. Creating the Workflow ................................ Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ...................................................................... Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ......................................... 39 Adding an Item Class .......... Creating the Workflow ....................................................................... Sample Test Data and Expected Results ........................................ Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ............ Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ........ Publishing the Form ... 40 40 40 41 41 41 41 42 42 42 43 43 44 44 45 45 45 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .................. Publishing the Form ..................................................................................... Binding the Form to the Workflow ................................................. Publishing the Form ................................................. Publishing the Form ................................ Sample Test Data and Expected Results ............................................................ Adding Variables for the DateTime Inputs ........................ Testing the Workflow .................................................. Binding the Form to the Workflow .......................... Creating the Workflow ................................................................ Testing the Workflow ...................................................... 13 Adding a Job ..

...... Testing the Workflow ................... Publishing the Form ................................................... Binding the Form to the Workflow ............................................ Sample Test Data and Expected Results ............................. Sample Test Data and Expected Results .......... Testing the Workflow .................................... Creating the Workflow ............. Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ..... Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input .....................Contents5 Starting a Job .................................... Publishing the Form ............ 55 Setting the Current Lot Information for a Job .... Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ................................................... Binding the Form to the Workflow ............................................................................. Adding Production to a Job ....................................................................................................................................... Binding the Form to the Workflow .......................................................... Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ............... 46 46 46 47 47 48 48 48 49 49 49 50 50 50 51 52 52 52 Chapter 4 Verifying Complex Event Types ................................... Binding the Form to the Workflow ............................ Publishing the Form ........................ Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ............................................................................... Creating the Workflow .................. Creating the Workflow .......................................... Starting a Job .................................................................. 55 56 56 56 57 57 57 57 58 58 58 59 59 60 60 60 61 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES ...................................................................................................... Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ..................................................................................... Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ..... Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ............................................................. Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input .......................................................................................................... Publishing the Form ........................................................................ Sample Test Data and Expected Results ............................................................................................................. Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input ........................... Testing the Workflow ..... Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ............. Testing the Workflow ................................................................................ Sample Test Data and Expected Results .................. Creating the Workflow ...................

.............. Creating the Workflow .............................................................................................. 63 64 64 64 65 65 66 67 67 67 68 68 68 69 69 69 70 70 70 Chapter 6 Verifying Localization of Datatypes ......................................................... Binding the Form to the Workflow ................................ Publishing the Form .................................................................................................. Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ......................................... Publishing the Form .... Sample Test Data and Expected Results .......................... Sample Test Data and Expected Results ................................................................................ Testing the Workflow ........................... Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input ................................. Starting a Job .......... Adding a Job—Oracle Database ..... Testing the Workflow ....................................................................... Binding the Form to the Workflow ........................................................................... Binding the Form to the Workflow ............................................................................................... Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input ... Sample Test Data and Expected Results ..................................... Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ........................................... Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ........... Sample Test Data and Expected Results .. Publishing the Form ................. Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ...... Prerequisites for Performing This Test ................................................. 63 Prerequisites for Performing the Tests ............................... Creating the Workflow ...................................... Testing the Workflow ...................................................................... Publishing the Form .......................... Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ............... Creating a Work Order from a Process ........................................................................................ Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form . Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ................. Creating the Workflow ................................................. Binding the Form to the Workflow ................... Adding Variables for the DateTime Inputs ................................ Testing the Workflow ................................... 73 74 74 74 75 75 75 75 77 78 78 78 79 79 80 80 81 81 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES ....................................................................................................................................................................................... Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ............... 73 Adding an Item Class—MES SQL Database ........................................................................................................6 Contents Chapter 5 Verifying DateTimes with Different Regional Settings..................... Creating the Workflow ....................

....................................................................................................................................... 101 105 105 105 106 106 Index.................................................................................................................................................................. 98 Creating a Work Order from a Process .............. Asynchronous Methods in the MES Stateless API Libraries .................................. Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ...................................... 91 Starting the Workflow ........ Creating the Workflow ............ MES Quality Modules .................................................................................................................................................. 89 Adding an Item Class ............... 101 DateTime ............................ 99 Verifying the Data ......... Class Arrays in the List of Parameters .... 90 Creating the Workflow ................................................ 83 83 83 84 84 84 86 86 86 Chapter 7 Verifying Data Passing from Wonderware MES to an ArchestrA Workflow . Testing the Workflow ...................... 98 Creating the Workflow ............................................................................................. Regional Settings ......................................................................... Intermittent Failures on Reporting Status .................................................................... Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input ......... 90 Creating the MES Event ......................................................................................................................... 97 Verifying the Data .......................................... Sample Test Data and Expected Results .......................................... Binding the Form to the Workflow ............................................................................................................................................... Publishing the Form ....................... 107 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES ....................... 99 Starting the Workflow ................................................... Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ........... 98 Creating the MES Event ................................. 100 Sample Test Data and Expected Results .....Contents7 Adding Production to a Job ............................. 100 Appendix A Potential Issues and Resolutions ............................... 97 Sample Test Data and Expected Results .............

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The items listed on this menu change. depending on where you are in the product.Workflow Connector to test the communication between the workflows and Wonderware MES Middleware. In some areas of the MES . you can also right-click to open a menu.Workflow Connector v1. by using the print feature in Adobe Acrobat Reader. and moving objects on the screen.Workflow Connector to transfer data between an ArchestrA Workflow Software workflow and the Wonderware MES database and activities via the MES Middleware. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . see the Microsoft Online Help. You can use these tests to gain an understanding of how to set up and use the MES .9 Welcome This document describes generic ArchestrA Workflow Software workflows that use the ArchestrA Workflow Software’s MES . All items listed on this menu are available as items on the main menus. including navigating menus.6 You can view this document online or you can print it. If you need help with these tasks. in part or whole. moving from application to application. This guide assumes you know how to use Microsoft Windows. The document also includes an appendix that describes how to resolve issues that could occur when running the test workflows.Workflow Connector application. This document applies to the following software versions: • Wonderware MES 2012 • ArchestrA Workflow Software’s MES .

Before you contact Technical Support. and dialog box options. dialog box names. • If known. If you need to contact technical support for help. • Details of what you did to try to solve the problem(s) and your results. Code samples and display text. commands. • The exact wording of the error messages you saw. if this is an ongoing problem. refer to the relevant section(s) in this documentation for a possible solution to the problem. the Wonderware Technical Support case number assigned to your problem. have the following information ready: • The type and version of the operating system you are using. • Any relevant output listing from the Log Viewer or any other diagnostic applications. • Details of how to recreate the problem. Technical Support Wonderware Technical Support offers a variety of support options to answer any questions on Wonderware products and their implementation.10  Documentation Conventions This documentation uses the following conventions: Convention Used for Initial Capitals Bold Monospace Paths and file names. Menus. Wonderware MES Client User’s Guide .

• ArchestrA Workflow Software and MES . • The test procedures provided here assume that the user has some knowledge about MES software and ArchestrA Workflow Software. For a complete description of the MES . or you can populate the database with data of your own choice. refer to the ArchestrA Workflow Software MES . a reliable data script can be used to populate the MES database.Workflow Connector User Guide. Prerequisites for Performing the Tests The following prerequisites are required before the tests can be performed: • MES Client and the MES database are installed.Workflow Connector.Workflow Connector package is installed.Workflow Connector provides an integration layer to make connections between ArchestrA Workflow Software workflows and Wonderware MES Middleware.11 Chapter 1 Getting Started The MES . Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . • You can start with a new MES database or with a pre-populated database to test the workflow–MES integration. For example.

skelta. Refer to the MES Client User’s Guide and the ArchestrA Workflow Software Administrator Guide for details. Configuring MES . Click Enterprise Console on the Favorites tab.Workflow Connector: http://sun. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . Logging in to ArchestrA Workflow Software’s Enterprise Console To log in to ArchestrA Workflow Software’s Enterprise Console 1 2 3 4 Launch Internet Explorer. Click MES Users.html?ConfiguringTheMiddleware Configuring the ArchestrA Workflow Software Repository Database Create an ArchestrA Workflow Software Repository database.com/System Platform User Guide/ index.Workflow Connector Refer to the web site below to configure the MES . and configure the repository in ArchestrA Workflow Software.12  Chapter 1 Getting Started Initial Setup Configuring MES and ArchestrA Workflow Software Users Users must be configured in MES and ArchestrA Workflow Software. Login using the user name and password configured in the MES database.

Job. Adding a Job This test procedure calls the Prod.Add.Add.Workflow Connector: • Prod. which adds an attribute Note: Other stateless API methods can also be used to verify this functionality.Job.Add stateless API method. which adds a job • Core.Workflow Connector to verify that the datatypes used in MES are compatible with the datatypes used in the MES .13 Chapter 2 Verifying Datatype Compatibility The following stateless MES API methods can be used from the MES .Attr. The following datatypes used in the job table are tested using the workflow forms to supply the job information to add a new job in the database: • tfloat • int32 • logical • notes • string20 • string40 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .

A New Workflow window appears. click the Workflow icon. On the Enterprise Console menu.g. The option on the workflow tasks defaults to Design the workflow now. 4 Type the title (e. The Workflows window appears. and then click Save and Continue. Job. click Workflows. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .14  Chapter 2 Verifying Datatype Compatibility • string80 • string254 • string1700 • tdatetime Creating the Workflow To create a workflow for the Add a Job test procedure 1 2 3 From Internet Explorer.. On the Ribbon. log in to the Enterprise Console as an MES user. The Workflow Options window appears.Add).

It includes a Start activity by default. click MES. In the Activities list. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . A workflow window appears. Click and drag the MESXMLCommand activity onto the window to the right of the UpdateVariable activity. 8 9 On the Activities menu. Click and drag the Update Variable activity onto the window to the right of the Start activity.Adding a Job15 5 6 7 Click Finish. click Engine Activities.

Job. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . begin typing Prod. 11 Create another link from the UpdateVariable1 activity to the MESXMLCommand1 activity. mes40). select the environment (for example. MESDB_MES). 12 Right-click the link between the UpdateVariable1 and MESXMLCommand1 activities and click Updated. The Generate Command window appears. click the Generate Command box button.16  Chapter 2 Verifying Datatype Compatibility 10 On the tool bar. click the Link icon and create a link from the Start activity to the UpdateVariable1 activity. 17 In the Stateless API/SP Reference box. 15 In the Unique Environment Name list. 18 Select the Generate Input XML Variable check box and type job_input in the box. 16 In the Middleware Connection list. select it. and then press the ENTER key. 14 In the Configuration section of the Activity Properties pane. 13 Right-click the MESXMLCommand1 activity and click Activity Properties. select the Middleware connection (for example.Add until that entry appears in the list.

Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . click Save and close the workflow window. 21 At the bottom of the Activity Properties pane. 20 Click the Generate Input/Output XML Variable(s) button.Adding a Job17 19 Select the Generate Output XML Variable check box and type job_output in the box.

2 On the Ribbon. click Form. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . The Manage Forms window appears. point to Tools. and click Save & Continue. and then click Manage Forms. Job.18  Chapter 2 Verifying Datatype Compatibility Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form To create a form in ArchestrA Workflow Software for the Add a Job procedure 1 On the Enterprise Console menu. You are prompted to select a forms task. 3 In the Title box. A New Form window appears. type a title for the form (for example.Add).

For a list of the controls and their properties. The control’s properties window appears. A prompt to select the control type appears. a On the tool bar. see the table that follows these steps. On the Basic tab. b c In the radio button list. click Add New.Adding a Job19 4 Select the Design this form option and click Finish.Add form listed. The Forms Designer window appears with the Job. enter the control’s properties as specified in the table. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . 5 Perform the following steps to add each of the controls and set their properties. select the control type and then click Next.

d When you have finished entering the control’s properties.20  Chapter 2 Verifying Datatype Compatibility Note: The control properties included in the Basic tab can vary based on the control type. The control is added to the form. Control Type TextInput TextInput TextInput DateInput Number Number Number Number Boolean Tag Name Work Order ID Operation ID Sequence Number Required Finish Time Initial Sched Entity ID Target Sched Entity ID Quantity Required Quantity At Start Rework Mapped XML Node wo_id oper_id seq_no req_finish_time_local init_sched_ent_id target_sched_ent_id qty_reqd qty_at_start rework Mandatory Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Other Parameters Decimal Places: 12 Decimal Places: 12 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . click Save.

Two list boxes appear to the right of the option. Binding the Form to the Workflow To bind the form to the workflow 1 2 3 On the Enterprise Console menu. select Bind to an existing workflow. The Bind window appears. Select the Job.Add form. and then click Manage Forms. click Associate. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . point to Tools. On the Ribbon. 4 For the Select Task option. click the Finish button at the bottom right of the Forms Designer window.Adding a Job21 Control Type TextInput TextInput TextInput Number Tag Name Spare1 Last Edit Comment Item Estimated Production Rate Mapped XML Node spare1 last_edit_comment item_id est_prod_rate Mandatory Y Y Y Y Other Parameters Decimal Places: 12 6 When you have finished adding all of the controls.

Select the appropriate workflow (that is. The Workflow Options window appears. click Edit. click Workflows. Job. 11 Select the Design the Workflow now check box and then click Finish to close the window.Add workflow window appears. click the workflow name (that is. 10 Click Save & Continue. for the Add a Job procedure. click Latest. The Edit Form window appears.22  Chapter 2 Verifying Datatype Compatibility 5 In the first list. In the second list. On the Ribbon.Add). 6 7 8 9 Click Save and then click Close to close the window. The Job. On the Enterprise Console menu. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . Job.Add).

For additional information about this issue. the DateTime variable called reqfinishtimevar will be added to the Start activity. right-click the Start activity and click Activity Properties. To add the reqfinishtimevar variable to the Start activity 1 With the Job. enter reqfinishtimevar. you must create a DateTime variable to convert any DateTime input values from the workflow form from UTC time to local time. This test procedure includes a required finish time input in the workflow form.Add workflow opened. The Variables window appears. click the Initialize box button. click date.Adding a Job23 Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input Because of a difference in how ArchestrA Workflow Software and MES stateless API methods treat DateTime inputs. To address the DateTime issue for this input. In the Type list. On the Activity Properties pane. In the Workflow Variables box. In the Activity Properties pane. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . The Update Variable window appears. 2 3 4 5 6 Click Update to save the entries and close the window. click the Variables box button. refer to "DateTime" on page 101. The Activity Properties pane appears.

24  Chapter 2 Verifying Datatype Compatibility 7 8 In the Condition column. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . Expand the Variables branch and click the Variable. The Variable Editor window appears. 10 Click the list box button. hover the pointer over Select and click the list box that appears. XmlVariables. A navigation tree appears.reqfinishtimevar entry. and SKRootDefinition branches. A row for the reqfinishtimevar variable is added to the table in the Update Variable window. SFFormData. A list box appears in the Value column. A navigation tree appears. expand the Workflow Instance. 12 In the navigation tree. 9 Click the Tree icon under the Actions column. 11 Click the Build Expression link.

SKRootDefinition. System. The XML variables object is added to the Editor pane.CultureInfo.Globalization. 14 Complete the entry in the Editor pane so that the full entry is as follows: Convert.req_finish_time_local.InvariantCulture). ToLocalTime() Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .Adding a Job25 13 Click and drag the entry req_finish_time_local to the Editor pane.SFFormData.ToDateTime(XmlVariables.

right-click the UpdateVariable1 activity and click Activity Properties. 17 Click the Save button at the bottom of the Activity Properties pane to save the reqfinishtimevar variable. 16 Click the OK to close the Update Variable window. 2 Perform the following steps to link each variable to its corresponding form control.26  Chapter 2 Verifying Datatype Compatibility 15 Click OK and then click Close to close the Variable Editor window. see the table that follows these steps. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . click the Set Variable box button. For a list of the workflow variable-to-form control link mapping. Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls To link the workflow variables to their corresponding form controls 1 In the workflow window. The Activity Properties pane appears. The completed reqfinishtimevar variable definition appears in the Update Variable window. The Update Variable window appears. In the Activity Properties pane.

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In the Condition column, hover the pointer over Select and click the list box that appears. A navigation tree appears.

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Drill down to the variable to be linked and click it. The variable is added to the Condition column.

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In the Value column, hover the pointer over Enter value and click the text box that appears.

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In the text box, enter the name of the corresponding form control.

See to the table below for a list of the Job.Add form control names.
Variable
XmlVariables…request.job.wo_id XmlVariables…request.job.oper_id XmlVariables…request.job.seq_no XmlVariables…request.job.req_finish_time_local XmlVariables…request.job.init_sched_ent_id XmlVariables…request.job.target_sched_ent_id XmlVariables…request.job.qty_reqd XmlVariables…request.job.qty_at_start XmlVariables…request.job.rework XmlVariables…request.job.spare1 XmlVariables…request.job.last_edit_comment XmlVariables…request.job.item_id XmlVariables…request.job.est_prod_rate

Form Control Name
SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.wo_id SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.oper_id SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.seq_no Variable.reqfinishtimevar* SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.init_sched_ent_id SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.target_sched_ent_id SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.qty_reqd SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.qty_at_start SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.rework SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.spare1 SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.last_edit_comment SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.item_id SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.est_prod_rate

* DateTimes are set to workflow variables created to ensure that they are sent as localtime to the MES database.

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The list of all of the Job.Add links is shown in the following figure.

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When all of the workflow variable-to-form control links have been entered, click the OK button to close the Update Variable window. Click the Save button at the bottom of the Activity Properties pane to save the links. Close the workflow window.

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30  Chapter 2 Verifying Datatype Compatibility 6 In the Workflows window. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . A message appears indicating the status of the publish operation.Add workflow and click Publish. 7 Click Close to close the message. right-click the Job.

A message appears indicating the status of the publish operation. The Manage Forms window appears. and then click Manage Forms. 3 Click Close to close the message. point to Tools.Add form and click Publish. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . Right-click the Job.Adding a Job31 Publishing the Form To publish the form 1 2 On the Enterprise Console menu.

Add form appears. you can test the procedure by completing the form and then checking to see if the data was entered correctly in the MES database. A list of available forms appears. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . To test the workflow 1 On the Enterprise Console menu. click Fill Form. 2 Click the Job.Add form entry.32  Chapter 2 Verifying Datatype Compatibility Testing the Workflow Now that the form has been created. The Job.

and the expected results in the MES database. Click OK to close the message. Verify that the test data was correctly entered in the MES database. click Finish. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Two sets of sample test data that could be entered in the form. are listed in the following tables.Adding a Job33 3 Complete the form with test data. 4 5 6 When the form is completed. A message appears indicating the status of the form submission. Control Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Wo_ID Oper_Id Seq_No Req_Finish_Time_Local Init_Sched_Ent_Id Target_Sched_Ent_Id String80 String80 Int32 TDatetime Int32 Int32 Wo1 Oper1 12345 10/26/2012 15:16:17 15 15 Wo1 Oper1 12345 10/26/2012 15:16:17 15 15 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .

12345 No (False) Test Spare1 Test Last Edit Comment QA-Case24 1234567890123.987654 True Test Spare1 Test Last Edit Comment QA-Case24 987654321.987654 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .12 Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Wo_ID Oper_Id Seq_No Req_Finish_Time_Local Init_Sched_Ent_Id Target_Sched_Ent_Id Qty_Reqd Qty_At_Start Rework Spare1 Last_Edit_Comment Item Est_Prod_Rate String80 String80 Int32 TDatetime Int32 Int32 TFloat TFloat Logical String80 String254 String80 TFloat Wo1 Oper2 12345 10/29/2012 18:19:20 15 15 987654321.987654 Yes (True) Test Spare1 Test Last Edit Comment QA-Case24 987654321.987654 987654321.12345 1234567890123.34  Chapter 2 Verifying Datatype Compatibility Control Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Qty_Reqd Qty_At_Start Rework Spare1 Last_Edit_Comment Item Est_Prod_Rate TFloat TFloat Logical String80 String254 String80 TFloat 1234567890123.987654 Wo1 Oper2 12345 10/29/2012 18:19:20 15 15 987654321.12 False Test Spare1 Test Last Edit Comment QA-Case24 1234567890123.12 1234567890123.987654 987654321.12345 1234567890123.

• In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API.Attr. use Attr. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. use attr_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18. use Attr. with the following exceptions: • For the form title. with exceptions as noted in the following topics.Add stateless API method. • Specify the following controls for the form: Control Type Boolean Number Tag Name Predefined Data Type Mapped XML Node predefined data_type Mandatory Other Parameters Y Decimal Places: 0 Min Value: 0 Max Value: 12 TextInput Attribute Description attr_desc Y Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14.Attr. use attr_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable.Adding an Attribute35 Adding an Attribute This test procedure calls the Core.Add • For the Generate Input XML Variable.Add. use Core. The following datatypes used in the ent table are tested using the workflow forms to supply the attribute information to add a new attribute in the database: • int32 • logical • string80 • string254 • tdatetime The process for creating the Add an Attribute test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13.Add.

SKRootDefinition. Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls Perform the procedure in "Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls" on page 26.predefined XmlVariables…request.attr_id SKFormData.attr.filtr SKFormData. with the following exceptions: • Link the following workflow variables to their corresponding form controls: Variable Form Control Name XmlVariables…request.SKRootDefinition. attr.36  Chapter 2 Verifying Datatype Compatibility Control Type Number Tag Name Attribute Group Mapped XML Node attr_group Mandatory Y Other Parameters Decimal Places: 0 Min Value: 0 Max Value: 11 TextInput TextInput TextInput Filter Attribute ID Last Edit At filtr attr_id last_edit_at Y N Y Decimal Places: 12 Binding the Form to the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Binding the Form to the Workflow" on page 21.SKRootDefinition.filtr XmlVariables…response.attr_id XmlVariables…response.SKRootDefinition. attr. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32.attr_desc XmlVariables…request.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition.last_edit_at Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31.predefined SKFormData.datatype SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.attr_desc SKFormData.attr_grp SKFormData.attr_grp XmlVariables…request. attr. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . attr.data_type XmlVariables…request.last_edit_at SKFormData.

Adding an Attribute37 Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form. and the expected results in the MES database. Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Predefined Data_Type Attr_Desc Attr_Grp Filtr Logical Int32 String80 Int32 String254 True 4 Test Attribute 7 Test Filter True 4 Test Attribute 7 Test Filter Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . are listed in the following table.

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CreateWoFromProcess.ItemClass.Workflow Connector to verify that data is passed correctly from the workflow to the MES database when calling API methods with only a few number of parameters that affects only one table in the MES database.StartJob. which adds production to a job Note: Other stateless API methods can also be used to verify this functionality.AddProd. which starts a job • Prod. which creates a work order from a process • Prod.Add. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . and when calling API methods with a larger number of parameters of different datatypes that affect multiple tables in the database: • Prod.JobExec.JobExec. which adds an item class • Prod.JobExec.39 Chapter 3 Verifying Minimum and Maximum Data The following stateless API methods can be used from the MES .

• In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. use itemclass_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable.40  Chapter 3 Verifying Minimum and Maximum Data Adding an Item Class This test procedure calls the Prod.Add • For the Generate Input XML Variable.Add. with the following exceptions: • For the form title.ItemClass. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14.Add stateless API method to verify that a few parameters that affect only one database table can be passed correctly from the MES .Workflow Connector and be recorded in the MES database. with exceptions as noted in the following topics. use Prod. • Specify the following controls for the form: Control Type TextInput TextInput Boolean Boolean Boolean Boolean Boolean Tag Name New Item Class Item Class Description Produced Consumed Obsolete Purchased Sold Mapped XML Node item_class_id item_class_desc produced consumed obsolete purchased sold Mandatory Y Y Other Parameters Label Position: Top Label Position: Top Label Position: Top Label Position: Top Label Position: Top Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .Add. use ItemClass. use ItemClass.ItemClass. The process for creating the Add an Item Class test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13. use itemclass_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18.

produced SKFormData. item_class_id XMLVariables.consumed SKFormData.obsolete SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.Add form to the ItemClass. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the ItemClass.item_class_input.item_class_input.request. purchased XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.request.SKRootDefinition.item_class_desc SKFormData.SKRootDefinition. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . obsolete XMLVariables.Adding an Item Class41 Binding the Form to the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Binding the Form to the Workflow" on page 21 to bind the ItemClass.Add form. consumed XMLVariables. as listed in the following table. Variable Form Control Name XMLVariables.item_class_input. Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls Perform the procedure in "Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls" on page 26 to link the ItemClass. sold SKFormData.item_class_input.sold Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31 to publish the ItemClass.SKRootDefinition.Add workflow.item_class_input.request. item_class_desc XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition.request.item_class_id SKFormData.item_class_input.Add form controls.request.request.item_class_input.request.Add workflow.Add workflow variables to the ItemClass. produced XMLVariables.purchased SKFormData.

JobExec. are listed in the following table. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. use cwfp_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable. with exceptions as noted in the following topics.CreateWoFromProcess • For the Generate Input XML Variable. use JobExec.42  Chapter 3 Verifying Minimum and Maximum Data Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form. use JobExec.CWFP. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14. use cwfp_output Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .Workflow Connector and be recorded in the MES database. The process for creating the Create a Work Order from a Process test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13.CreateWoFromProcess stateless API method to verify that a large number of parameters of different datatypes that affect multiple database tables can be passed correctly from the MES . with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database ItemClass Id Item Class Desc Produced Consumed Obsolete Purchased Sold String80 String80 Logical Logical Logical Logical Logical TestItemClass TestItemClass Yes (True) Yes (True) No (False) No (False) No (False) TestItemClass TestItemClass True True False False False Creating a Work Order from a Process This test procedure calls the Prod. and the expected results in the MES database.

with the following exceptions: • For the form title.CWFP workflow.Creating a Work Order from a Process43 Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18.CWFP form to the JobExec. click Next Cancel cancel Button Type: Cancel Text: Cancel Is Form Level Button: Yes Binding the Form to the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Binding the Form to the Workflow" on page 21 to bind the JobExec. click Next Tag Name Create Work Order for Product Use Production Process Product Specification Work Order ID Description User Name BOM Version Release Date/Time Due Date/Time Required Quantity Start Quantity Priority OK Mapped XML Node item_id process_id spec_ver_id wo_id wo_desc user_id bom_ver_id release_time req_finish_time req_qty start_qty priority ok Mandatory Y Y N Y N N N Y Y Y Y N Other Parameters Minimum Value: 0 Minimum Value: 0 Button Type: Submit Text: OK Is Form Level Button: Yes Button. use JobExec. • Specify the following controls for the form: Control Type TextInput or Lookup TextInput or Lookup TextInput or Lookup TextInput TextInput TextInput or Lookup TextInput or Lookup DateInput DateInput Number Number Number Button. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .CWFP.

request.44  Chapter 3 Verifying Minimum and Maximum Data Adding Variables for the DateTime Inputs Because of a difference in how ArchestrA Workflow Software and MES stateless API methods treat DateTime inputs.process_id SKFormData. spec_ver_id XMLVariables. you must create a DateTime variable to convert any DateTime input values from the workflow form from UTC time to local time.ToDateTime (XmlVariables. as listed in the following table.cwfp_input. perform the procedure in "Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input" on page 23 to add the following variables: • The variable Release DateTime Local of type date and with the expression: Convert.SKRootDefinition.cwfp_input.item_id SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.CultureInfo.ToDateTime (XmlVariables. process_id XMLVariables.cwfp_input.CWFP form controls. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . wo_id XMLVariables.ToLocalTime() • The variable Due DateTime Local of type date and with the expression: Convert.request.Globalization.SKRootDefinition. This test procedure includes Release Date/Time and Due Date/Time inputs in the workflow form. To address the DateTime issue for these inputs.CWFP workflow variables to the JobExec.request.spec_ver_id SKFormData.InvariantCulture) .SKRootDefinition.Globalization.SFFormData.CultureInfo. item_id XMLVariables.request. Variable Form Control Name XMLVariables.release_time.InvariantCulture) . System.req_finish_time.wo_id SKFormData.request.ToLocalTime() Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls Perform the procedure in "Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls" on page 26 to link the JobExec.wo_desc * DateTimes are set to workflow variables created to ensure that they are sent as localtime to the MES database. wo_desc SKFormData.cwfp_input. System.SFFormData.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition.cwfp_input. For additional information about this issue. refer to "DateTime" on page 101.

bom_ver_id Variables.Due DateTime Local* SKFormData. are listed in the following table.cwfp_input. req_qty XMLVariables. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form.SKRootDefinition.user_id SKFormData. Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Item Id Process Id Spec Version Id Work Order Id Work Order Description String80 String80 String 80 String 80 String80 Item-A Process_001 NULL TestWO Work_Order_TestWO Item-A Process_001 NULL TestWO Work_Order_TestWO Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .SKRootDefinition. wo_priority SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.request. bom_ver_id XMLVariables.request.CWFP form.SKRootDefinition.request.cwfp_input.Creating a Work Order from a Process45 Variable Form Control Name XMLVariables.cwfp_input.Release DateTime Local* Variables.cwfp_input. user_id XMLVariables.cwfp_input.CWFP workflow.request. Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31 to publish the JobExec. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the JobExec.SKRootDefinition.request. and the expected results in the MES database. release_time_local XMLVariables.request.cwfp_input. req_finish_time_local XMLVariables.cwfp_input.priority * DateTimes are set to workflow variables created to ensure that they are sent as localtime to the MES database.req_qty SKFormData.request. start_qty XMLVariables.start_qty SKFormData.

Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .46  Chapter 3 Verifying Minimum and Maximum Data Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database User Id BOM Version Id Release Time Local Required Finish Time Local Required Quantity Start Quantity Priority String 80 String80 DateTime DateTIme Int32 Int32 Int32 Ww V. use Prod.Workflow Connector and be recorded in the MES database. The process for creating the Start a Job test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13.StartJob stateless API method to verify that a large number of parameters of different datatypes that affect multiple database tables can be passed correctly from the MES .StartJob.A. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. with the following exceptions: • For the form title. with exceptions as noted in the following topics. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title.JobExec.1 11/01/2012 04:00:00 11/16/2012 14:00:00 40 50 2 Ww V.JobExec.StartJob. use JobExec. use startjob_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable.1 11/01/2012 04:00:00 11/16/2012 14:00:00 40 50 2 Starting a Job This test procedure calls the Prod.A. use JobExec.StartJob • For the Generate Input XML Variable. use startjob_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18.

Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input Because of a difference in how ArchestrA Workflow Software and MES stateless API methods treat DateTime inputs.event_time. To address the DateTime issue for this input.SFFormData. perform the procedure in "Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input" on page 23 to add the following variable: • The variable Event DateTime Local of type date and with the expression: Convert. System.InvariantCulture) . you must create a DateTime variable to convert any DateTime input values from the workflow form from UTC time to local time.SKRootDefinition. refer to "DateTime" on page 101.StartJob workflow.ToLocalTime() Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . This test procedure includes an Event Time input in the workflow form.CultureInfo.StartJob form to the JobExec.Starting a Job47 • Specify the following controls for the form: Control Type Number or Lookup TextInput or Lookup TextInput TextInput Number Number TextInput Boolean Boolean DateInput Tag Name Entity ID User Name Work Order ID Operation ID Sequence Number Job Position Status Notes Check Privileges Check Certifications Event Time Mapped XML Node ent_id user_id wo_id op_id seq_no job_pos status_notes check_privs check_certs event_time Mandatory Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y N Other Parameters Minimum: 0 Minimum: 0 Minimum: 0 Mode of Text: Multiple Binding the Form to the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Binding the Form to the Workflow" on page 21 to bind the JobExec.ToDateTime (XmlVariables.Globalization. For additional information about this issue.

request.request.Event DateTIme Local* *DateTime is set to workflow variable created to ensure that it is sent as localtime to the MES database. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . as listed in the following table. status_notes XMLVariables.cwfp_input.request. user_id XMLVariables.request.request.seq_no SKFormData.cwfp_input.check_certs Variables. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the JobExec.request.SKRootDefinition.cwfp_input.ent_id SKFormData.SKRootDefinition. Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31 to publish the JobExec.check_privs SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.StartJob workflow variables to the JobExec.cwfp_input. event_time_local SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.cwfp_input.request. check_certs XMLVariables.job_pos SKFormData.StartJob workflow.request.SKRootDefinition.status_notes SKFormData.cwfp_input.wo_id SKFormData.request.oper_id SKFormData. oper_id XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.user_id SKFormData. wo_id XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.cwfp_input. Variable Form Control Name XMLVariables.request.cwfp_input.cwfp_input.StartJob form.48  Chapter 3 Verifying Minimum and Maximum Data Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls Perform the procedure in "Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls" on page 26 to link the JobExec.StartJob form controls. seq_no XMLVariables. ent_id XMLVariables.cwfp_input. job_pos XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition. check_privs XMLVariables.

use JobExec. Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Ent Id User Id Work Order Id Operation Id Sequence No Job Position Status Notes Check Privileges Check Certifications Event Time Int32 String 80 String 80 String80 Int32 Int32 String256 Logical Logical datetime 4 ww TestWO OP-001 0 0 Testing start job Yes (True) No (False) 11/08/2012 5:00:00 4 ww TestWO OP-001 0 0 Testing start job True False 11/08/2012 5:00:00 Adding Production to a Job This test procedure calls the Prod. are listed in the following table. The process for creating the Add Production to a Job test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13.AddProd • For the Generate Input XML Variable. and the expected results in the MES database. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title.JobExec. use Prod.JobExec. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14.AddProd stateless API method to verify that a large number of parameters of different datatypes that affect multiple database tables can be passed correctly from the MES . with exceptions as noted in the following topics.Workflow Connector and be recorded in the MES database. use addprod_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable. use addprod_output Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .AddProd.Adding Production to a Job49 Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form.

Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . use JobExec.50  Chapter 3 Verifying Minimum and Maximum Data Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18. Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input Because of a difference in how ArchestrA Workflow Software and MES stateless API methods treat DateTime inputs. you must create a DateTime variable to convert any DateTime input values from the workflow form from UTC time to local time. For additional information about this issue.AddProd form to the JobExec. with the following exceptions: • For the form title. • Specify the following controls for the form: Control Type Number DateInput TextInput or Lookup Number or Lookup Number Number TextInput TextInput Number or Lookup TextInput or Lookup Number TextInput TextInput Number Tag Name Session ID Event Time User Name Entity ID Qty Produced Reason Code Lot No Sublot No Storage Entity ID Produced Item BOM Position Seqment Requirement ID Seqment Response ID Job Position Mapped XML Node session_id event_time user_id ent_id qty_prod reas_cd lot_no sublot_no to_ent_id item_id bom_pos seg_req_id seg_res_id job_pos Mandatory Y N Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N Other Parameters Minimum: 0 Minimum: 0 Minimum: 0 Minimum: 0 Minimum: 0 Binding the Form to the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Binding the Form to the Workflow" on page 21 to bind the JobExec.AddProd.AddProd workflow. refer to "DateTime" on page 101.

System. sublot_no XMLVariables. as listed in the following table. perform the procedure in "Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input" on page 23 to add the following variable: • The variable Event DateTime Local of type date and with the expression: Convert.InvariantCulture) .addprod_input.qty_prod SKFormData.storage_ent_id SKFormData.request.SKRootDefinition.item_id *DateTime is set to workflow variable created to insure that it is sent as localtime to the MES database.sublot_no SKFormData.addprod_input.request.addprod_input.SFFormData.request.SKRootDefinition.AddProd workflow variables to the JobExec.addprod_input.addprod_input.SKRootDefinition.Globalization.add_prod_input.ent_id SKFormData.Event DateTime Local* SKFormData.request.ToDateTime (XmlVariables.SKRootDefinition. user_id XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition.lot_no SKFormData. To address the DateTime issue for this input.SKRootDefinition.request. storage_ent_id XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition.request.addprod_input. session_id XMLVariables.Adding Production to a Job51 This test procedure includes an Event Time input in the workflow form.addprod_input.request.session_id Variables.AddProd form controls.event_time.reas_cd SKFormData. qty_prod XMLVariables.request. event_time_local XMLVariables. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .ToLocalTime() Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls Perform the procedure in "Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls" on page 26 to link the JobExec.request. Variable Form Control Name XMLVariables. item_id SKFormData. lot_no XMLVariables.CultureInfo.user_id SKFormData.addprod_input.addprod_input. ent_id XMLVariables.request.SKRootDefinition. reas_cd XMLVariables.

request.job_pos *DateTime is set to workflow variable created to insure that it is sent as localtime to the MES database. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form.SKRootDefinition. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the JobExec.request.SKRootDefinition.addprod_input. are listed in the following table. Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Session Id Event Time User Id Ent Id Qty Prod Reason Code Lot No Sublot No Storage Ent Id Produced Item Int32 datetime String 80 Int32 Double Int32 String80 String80 Int32 String80 114 11/08/2012 5:00:00 ww 4 4 1 1 Null 4 Item-A 114 11/08/2012 5:00:00 ww 4 4 1 1 Null 4 Item-A Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31 to publish the JobExec. seq_res_id XMLVariables.AddProd workflow.seg_res_id SKFormData. and the expected results in the MES database.bom_pos SKFormData.addprod_input. seg_req_id XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.request.addprod_input.52  Chapter 3 Verifying Minimum and Maximum Data Variable Form Control Name XMLVariables. bom_pos XMLVariables.request.seg_req_id SKFormData. job_pos SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.AddProd form.addprod_input.

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Workflow Connector to verify that complex event types used in MES are compatible with the event types used in the MES . which starts a job Note: Other stateless API methods can also be used to verify this functionality.SetCurLotData. with exceptions as noted in the following topics. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . which adds current lot information to a job • Prod.55 Chapter 4 Verifying Complex Event Types The following stateless API methods can be used from the MES .SetCurLotData in the stateless API to verify that the workflow connector calls the correct overload method to record data in the MES database.Workflow Connector • JobExec.JobExec.StartJob. The process for creating the Set Current Lot Information for a Job test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13. Setting the Current Lot Information for a Job This test procedure calls the overloaded method for the JobExec.

use JobExec. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API.SetCurLotData. use setcurlotdata_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18.SetCurLotData form to the JobExec. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. use JobExec. • Specify the following controls for the form: Control Type Number Number Number TextInput TextInput TextInput Number Number Boolean Boolean Tag Name Entity ID Job Pos BOM Pos Default Current Item ID Default Current Lot Number Default Current SubLot Number Default Reason Code Current Storage Entity IDs Backflush Update Inventory Mapped XML Node ent_id job_pos bom_pos cur_item_id cur_lot_no cur_sublot_no cur_reas_cd cur_storage_ent_id cur_backflush cur_update_inv Mandatory Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Other Parameters Binding the Form to the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Binding the Form to the Workflow" on page 21 to bind the JobExec. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .56  Chapter 4 Verifying Complex Event Types Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14.SetCurLotData • For the Generate Input XML Variable. use setcurlotdata_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable.SetCurLotData workflow. with the following exceptions: • For the form title. use JobExec.SetCurLotData.

cur_lot_no XmlVariables…request.cur_sublot_no SKFormData. Variable XmlVariables…request.cur_backflush SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition. Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Ent_Id Job_Pos Bom_Pos DefaultCurrentLotNo Int32 Int32 Int32 String80 16 0 0 Test Default Current Lot No 16 0 0 Test Default Current Lot No Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . job_pos XmlVariables…request.SetCurLotData workflow.SetCurLotData form.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form.cur_update_inv Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31 to publish the JobExec.SetCurLotData workflow variables to the JobExec.SKRootDefinition.cur_sublot_no XmlVariables…request.cur_reas_cd XmlVariables…request. as listed in the following table.SKRootDefinition.cur_backflush XmlVariables…request.SKRootDefinition. are listed in the following table. and the expected results in the MES database.ent_id SKFormData. bom_pos XmlVariables…request.SetCurLotData form controls.cur_storage_ent_id SKFormData.cur_update_inv Form Control Name SKFormData.cur_lot_no SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.cur_item_id SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.ent_id XmlVariables…request. cur_item_id XmlVariables…request. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the JobExec.cur_storage_ent_id XmlVariables…request.bom_pos SKFormData.cur_reas_cd SKFormData.job_pos SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.Setting the Current Lot Information for a Job57 Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls Perform the procedure in "Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls" on page 26 to link the JobExec.

StartJob stateless API method to verify that the MES . with the following exceptions: • For the form title. use startjob_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18.58  Chapter 4 Verifying Complex Event Types Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database DefaultCurrentSubLotNo DefaultCurrentItemId DefaultCurrentReasCd CurrentStorageEntId UpdateInventory Backflush String80 String80 Int32 Int32 Logical Logical Test Default Current Sub Lot No QA-Case24 1 4 No (False) No (False) Test Default Current Sub Lot No QA-Case24 1. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .12 4 False False Starting a Job This test procedure calls the Prod.StartJob • For the Generate Input XML Variable. with exceptions as noted in the following topics.StartJob.JobExec.Workflow Connector calls the correct overload method to send data to the MES database. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14. use startjob_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. The process for creating the Start a Job test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13. use JobExec.JobExec. use Prod. use JobExec.StartJob.

StartJob workflow.ToLocalTime() Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . This test procedure includes an Event Time input in the workflow form. To address the DateTime issue for this input.Starting a Job59 • Specify the following controls for the form: Control Type Number or Lookup TextInput or Lookup TextInput TextInput Number Number TextInput Boolean Boolean DateInput Tag Name Entity ID User Name Work Order ID Operation ID Sequence Number Job Position Status Notes Check Privileges Check Certifications Event Time Mapped XML Node ent_id user_id wo_id op_id seq_no job_pos status_notes check_privs check_certs event_time Mandatory Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y N Other Parameters Minimum: 0 Minimum: 0 Minimum: 0 Mode of Text: Multiple Binding the Form to the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Binding the Form to the Workflow" on page 21 to bind the JobExec.ToDateTime (XmlVariables.CultureInfo.Globalization.StartJob form to the JobExec.SFFormData. refer to "DateTime" on page 101.InvariantCulture) . For additional information about this issue.SKRootDefinition. System. Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input Because of a difference in how ArchestrA Workflow Software and MES stateless API methods treat DateTime inputs. you must create a DateTime variable to convert any DateTime input values from the workflow form from UTC time to local time. perform the procedure in "Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input" on page 23 to add the following variable: • The variable Event DateTime Local of type date and with the expression: Convert.event_time.

check_certs Variables.cwfp_input. ent_id XMLVariables.cwfp_input. check_privs XMLVariables. wo_id XMLVariables.StartJob workflow.request.request.request.SKRootDefinition. Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31 to publish the JobExec. seq_no XMLVariables.request.SKRootDefinition.60  Chapter 4 Verifying Complex Event Types Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls Perform the procedure in "Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls" on page 26 to link the JobExec.request.check_privs SKFormData.StartJob workflow variables to the JobExec.user_id SKFormData.requrest.request. oper_id XMLVariables. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the JobExec. check_certs XMLVariables.cwfp_input.cwfp_input.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition.StartJob form.request.oper_id SKFormData.ent_id SKFormData. Variable Form Control Name XMLVariables. job_pos XMLVariables.seq_no SKFormData. user_id XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition. as listed in the following table.cwfp_input.job_pos SKFormData.wo_id SKFormData.cwfp_input.status_notes SKFormData.cwfp_input.cwfp_input.SKRootDefinition.cwfp_input.request.Event DateTIme Local* *DateTime is set to workflow variable created to ensure that it is sent as localtime to the MES database.SKRootDefinition.StartJob form controls.SKRootDefinition.cwfp_input.request. status_notes XMLVariables. event_time_local SKFormData. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .

are listed in the following table. Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Ent Id User Id Work Order Id Operation Id Sequence No Job Position Status Notes Check Privileges Check Certifications Event Time Int32 String 80 String 80 String80 Int32 Int32 String256 Logical Logical datetime 4 ww TestWO OP-001 0 0 Testing start job Yes (True) No (False) 11/08/2012 5:00:00 4 ww TestWO OP-001 0 0 Testing start job True False 11/08/2012 5:00:00 Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Ent Id User Id Work Order Id Operation Id Sequence No Job Position Status Notes Check Privileges Check Certifications Event Time Int32 String 80 String 80 String80 Int32 Int32 String256 Logical Logical datetime 4 ww TestWO OP-001 0 0 Testing start job Yes (True) No (False) Null 4 ww TestWO OP-001 0 0 Testing start job True False Current date and time Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .Starting a Job61 Sample Test Data and Expected Results Two sets of sample test data that could be entered in the form. and the expected results in the MES database.

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StartJob. Prerequisites for Performing the Tests Two machines are necessary for these test processes: • The client machine should have Workflow and MES Client installed. Set the regional settings to Pacific Time. For this machine.Workflow Connector to verify that data is sent correctly when the workflow is on a machine with a different regional setting then the machine that the MES Middleware and database are on. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . set the regional settings to Eastern Time.JobExec. which starts a job Note: Other stateless API methods can also be used to verify this functionality.CreateWoFromProcess. • Prod.JobExec. • The host machine should have MES Middleware and the MES database installed. Also.63 Chapter 5 Verifying DateTimes with Different Regional Settings The following stateless API methods can be used from the MES . use the Middleware Proxy Configuration Editor to change the Host Proxy to point to the second machine. which creates a work order from a process • Prod.

JobExec. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. use JobExec.64  Chapter 5 Verifying DateTimes with Different Regional Settings Creating a Work Order from a Process This test procedure calls the Prod. • Specify the following controls for the form: Control Type TextInput or Lookup TextInput or Lookup TextInput or Lookup TextInput TextInput TextInput or Lookup TextInput or Lookup DateInput Tag Name Create Work Order for Product Use Production Process Product Specification Work Order ID Description User Name BOM Version Release Date/Time Mapped XML Node item_id process_id spec_ver_id wo_id wo_desc user_id bom_ver_id release_time Mandatory Y N N Y N N N Y Other Parameters Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .CreateWoFromProcess stateless API method to verify that the date fields entered on the client machine are correctly stored in the MES database on the host machine when they have different regional settings.CWFP. with the following exceptions: • For the form title. The process for creating the Create a Work Order from a Process test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. use JobExec. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14. with exceptions as noted in the following topics.CWFP. use JobExec. use cwfp_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18. use cwfp_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable.CreateWoFromProcess • For the Generate Input XML Variable.

This test procedure includes Release Date/Time and Due Date/Time inputs in the workflow form. System.ToDateTime (XmlVariables.CWFP form to the JobExec.SFFormData. To address the DateTime issue for these inputs.SKRootDefinition.InvariantCulture) .CultureInfo. For additional information about this issue.Globalization. refer to "DateTime" on page 101.CWFP workflow. click Next Cancel cancel Button Type: Cancel Text: Cancel Is Form Level Button: Yes Binding the Form to the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Binding the Form to the Workflow" on page 21 to bind the JobExec. perform the procedure in "Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input" on page 23 to add the following variables: • The variable Release DateTime Local of type date and with the expression: Convert. click Next Tag Name Due Date/Time Required Quantity Start Quantity Priority OK Mapped XML Node req_finish_time req_qty start_qty priority ok Mandatory Y Y Y N Other Parameters Minimum Value: 0 Minimum Value: 0 Button Type: Submit Text: OK Is Form Level Button: Yes Button.Creating a Work Order from a Process65 Control Type DateInput Number Number Number Button. you must create a DateTime variable to convert any DateTime input values from the workflow form from UTC time to local time.ToLocalTime() Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .release_time. Adding Variables for the DateTime Inputs Because of a difference in how ArchestrA Workflow Software and MES stateless API methods treat DateTime inputs.

wo_priority SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.CWFP workflow variables to the JobExec.user_id SKFormData.cwfp_input.item_id SKFormData.cwfp_input.cwfp_input.SKRootDefinition.request. spec_ver_id XMLVariables.request.InvariantCulture) .request.req_finish_time.request. req_qty XMLVariables.wo_desc SKFormData. wo_id XMLVariables.cwfp_input.cwfp_input.process_id SKFormData.CWFP form controls.SFFormData. process_id XMLVariables.priority * DateTimes are set to workflow variables created to ensure that they are sent as localtime to the MES database.req_qty SKFormData. wo_desc XMLVariables.request.cwfp_input. as listed in the following table.wo_id SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.request. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .request. release_time_local XMLVariables.cwfp_input.Globalization.SKRootDefinition.cwfp_input. user_id XMLVariables. item_id XMLVariables.start_qty SKFormData.cwfp_input.CultureInfo. start_qty XMLVariables. req_finish_time_local XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.request.SKRootDefinition.cwfp_input.bom_ver_id Variables.request.cwfp_input.SKRootDefinition.cwfp_input.Due DateTime Local* SKFormData.ToDateTime (XmlVariables.ToLocalTime() Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls Perform the procedure in "Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls" on page 26 to link the JobExec.request.66  Chapter 5 Verifying DateTimes with Different Regional Settings • The variable Due DateTime Local of type date and with the expression: Convert. Variable Form Control Name XMLVariables.request.Release DateTime Local* Variables.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition.spec_ver_id SKFormData. System.request.SKRootDefinition. bom_ver_id XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.

CWFP form.1 11/01/2012 04:00:00 11/16/2012 14:00:00 40 50 2 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .CWFP workflow. and the expected results in the MES database. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form. are listed in the following table.A. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the JobExec.A.1 11/01/2012 04:00:00 11/16/2012 14:00:00 40 50 2 Item-A Process_001 NULL TestWO Work_Order_TestWO Ww V.Creating a Work Order from a Process67 Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31 to publish the JobExec. Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Item Id Process Id Spec Version Id Work Order Id Work Order Description User Id BOM Version Id Release Time Local Required Finish Time Local Required Quantity Start Quantity Priority String80 String80 String 80 String 80 String80 String 80 String80 DateTime DateTIme Int32 Int32 Int32 Item-A Process_001 NULL TestWO Work_Order_TestWO Ww V.

use JobExec.JobExec.StartJob. use Prod.StartJob • For the Generate Input XML Variable.StartJob.JobExec.StartJob stateless API method to verify that a date entered on an ArchestrA form on a machine with one regional setting is correctly recorded in an MES database on a machine with a different regional setting for the *. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14. *_local. use startjob_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18. use JobExec. and *_utc fields.68  Chapter 5 Verifying DateTimes with Different Regional Settings Starting a Job This test procedure calls the Prod. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. • Specify the following controls for the form: Control Type Number or Lookup TextInput or Lookup TextInput TextInput Number Number TextInput Boolean Tag Name Entity ID User Name Work Order ID Operation ID Sequence Number Job Position Status Notes Check Privileges Mapped XML Node ent_id user_id wo_id op_id seq_no job_pos status_notes check_privs Mandatory Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Other Parameters Minimum: 0 Minimum: 0 Minimum: 0 Mode of Text: Multiple Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . with the following exceptions: • For the form title. with exceptions as noted in the following topics. use startjob_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable. The process for creating the Start a Job test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13.

Starting a Job69 Control Type Boolean DateInput Tag Name Check Certifications Event Time Mapped XML Node check_certs event_time Mandatory Y N Other Parameters Binding the Form to the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Binding the Form to the Workflow" on page 21 to bind the JobExec. Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input Because of a difference in how ArchestrA Workflow Software and MES stateless API methods treat DateTime inputs.SKRootDefinition.CultureInfo. For additional information about this issue. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .SKRootDefinition.StartJob workflow.StartJob form to the JobExec. System. you must create a DateTime variable to convert any DateTime input values from the workflow form from UTC time to local time.ent_id SKFormData. This test procedure includes an Event Time input in the workflow form.event_time.cwfp_input.SKRootDefinition.ToDateTime (XmlVariables.user_id *DateTime is set to workflow variable created to ensure that it is sent as localtime to the MES database.cwfp_input. Variable Form Control Name XMLVariables. user_id SKFormData. ent_id XMLVariables.Globalization.SFFormData. To address the DateTime issue for this input. perform the procedure in "Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input" on page 23 to add the following variable: • The variable Event DateTime Local of type date and with the expression: Convert. as listed in the following table.StartJob workflow variables to the JobExec.request.StartJob form controls.ToLocalTime() Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls Perform the procedure in "Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls" on page 26 to link the JobExec.request. refer to "DateTime" on page 101.InvariantCulture) .

Event DateTime Local* *DateTime is set to workflow variable created to ensure that it is sent as localtime to the MES database.request. Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31 to publish the JobExec.request.wo_id SKFormData. wo_id XMLVariables.request.cwfp_input.request.request.SKRootDefinition.request. status_notes XMLVariables.cwfp_input. check_privs XMLVariables. seq_no XMLVariables.70  Chapter 5 Verifying DateTimes with Different Regional Settings Variable Form Control Name XMLVariables.cwfp_input. are listed in the following table. check_certs XMLVariables.StartJob workflow.SKRootDefinition. oper_id XMLVariables.request.check_certs Variables.cwfp_input.StartJob form.cwfp_input.oper_id SKFormData.job_pos SKFormData. Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Ent Id User Id Work Order Id Int32 String 80 String 80 4 ww TestWO 4 ww TestWO Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .status_notes SKFormData. and the expected results in the MES database.SKRootDefinition. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form.request.cwfp_input.check_privs SKFormData. job_pos XMLVariables. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the JobExec.SKRootDefinition.cwfp_input.cwfp_input.SKRootDefinition.seq_no SKFormData.SKRootDefinition. event_time_local SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.

Starting a Job71 Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Operation Id Sequence No Job Position Status Notes Check Privileges Check Certifications Event Time String80 Int32 Int32 String256 Logical Logical datetime OP-001 0 0 Testing start job Yes (True) No (False) 11/08/2012 5:00:00 OP-001 0 0 Testing start job True False Actual_start_time_local: 11/08/2012 5:00:00 Actual_start_time_utc: 11/08/2012 13:00:00 Actual_start_time: 11/08/2012 2:00:00 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .

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Adding an Item Class—MES SQL Database This test procedure calls the Prod. with exceptions as noted in the following topics. The process for creating the Add an Item Class test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13.Workflow Connector and be recorded in an MES SQL database.Workflow Connector to verify that the localization of datatypes is being passed correctly from the Workflow to the MES database: • Prod.Add.ItemClass.AddProd.Add stateless API method to verify that strings of different languages can be passed correctly from the MES . which adds an item class • Prod.ItemClass.73 Chapter 6 Verifying Localization of Datatypes The following stateless API methods can be used from the MES .JobExec. which adds production to a job Note: Other stateless API methods can also be used to verify this functionality. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .

Add workflow. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title.Add. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . use itemclass_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable. use ItemClass. with the following exceptions: • For the form title.ItemClass.Add • For the Generate Input XML Variable.Add. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. use itemclass_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18.74  Chapter 6 Verifying Localization of Datatypes Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14. use Prod.Add form to the ItemClass. use ItemClass. • Specify the following controls for the form: Control Type TextInput TextInput Boolean Boolean Boolean Boolean Boolean Tag Name New Item Class Item Class Description Produced Consumed Obsolete Purchased Sold Mapped XML Node item_class_id item_class_desc produced consumed obsolete purchased sold Mandatory Y Y Other Parameters Label Position: Top Label Position: Top Label Position: Top Label Position: Top Label Position: Top Binding the Form to the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Binding the Form to the Workflow" on page 21 to bind the ItemClass.

Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . Variable Form Control Name XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data for several languages that could be entered in the form.Adding an Item Class—MES SQL Database75 Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls Perform the procedure in "Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls" on page 26 to link the ItemClass.item_class_input.SKRootDefinition.sold Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31 to publish the ItemClass. item_class_id XMLVariables.purchased SKFormData.Add form.item_class_input.SKRootDefinition. purchased XMLVariables. consumed XMLVariables.item_class_input.item_class_desc SKFormData.request.request.request. are listed in the following tables.Add workflow. obsolete XMLVariables.produced SKFormData.Add workflow variables to the ItemClass. sold SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.obsolete SKFormData.consumed SKFormData.request.item_class_input.SKRootDefinition.request. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the ItemClass.request.request.item_class_input.SKRootDefinition.item_class_id SKFormData. as listed in the following table.SKRootDefinition. and the expected results in the MES database. item_class_desc XMLVariables.item_class_input. produced XMLVariables.item_class_input.Add form controls.

76  Chapter 6 Verifying Localization of Datatypes Chinese Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Item Class Id Item Class Desc Produced Consumed Obsolete Purchased Sold String80 String80 Logical Logical Logical Logical Logical 测试类 测试 Yes (True) Yes (True) No (False) No (False) No (False) 测试类 测试 True True False False False Spanish Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Item Class Id Item Class Desc Produced Consumed Obsolete Purchased Sold String80 String80 Logical Logical Logical Logical Logical Clase de prueba mañana mañana Yes (True) Yes (True) No (False) No (False) No False) Clase de prueba mañana mañana True True False False False French Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Item Class Id Item Class Desc Produced Consumed Obsolete Purchased Sold String80 String80 Logical Logical Logical Logical Logical Catégorie de l'élément Catégorie de l'élément Yes (True) Yes (True) No (False) No (False) No (False) Catégorie de l'élément Catégorie de l'élément True True False False False Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .

Workflow Connector and be recorded in an MES Oracle database that accepts multi-byte characters.Adding a Job—Oracle Database77 Japanese Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Item Class Id Item Class Desc Produced Consumed Obsolete Purchased Sold String80 String80 Logical Logical Logical Logical Logical テスト項目クラス 日本でのテスト Yes (True) Yes (True) No (False) No (False) No (False) テスト項目クラス 日本でのテスト True True False False False Russian Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Item Class Id Item Class Desc Produced Consumed Obsolete Purchased Sold String80 String80 Logical Logical Logical Logical Logical Проверьте пункт класса Тест в Российской Yes (True) Yes (True) No (False) No (False) No (False) Проверьте пункт класса Тест в Российской True True False False False Adding a Job—Oracle Database This test procedure calls the Prod. Japanese. The process for creating the Add an Job test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13. Russian) can be passed correctly from the MES .Add stateless API method to verify that strings that contain multi-byte characters (Chinese.Job. with exceptions as noted in the following topics. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .

use jobadd_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable.Add. • Specify the following controls for the form: Control Type TextInput or Lookup TextInput TextInput DateInput Number Tag Name Work Order ID Operation ID Sequence No Required Finish Date/Time Rework Mapped XML Node wo_id op_id seq_no req_finish_time rework Mandatory Y Y Y Y Y Other Parameters Minimum: 0 Maximum: 1 Number Number Initial Sched Entity ID Target Sched Entity ID int_sched_ent_id target_sched_ent Y Y Minimum: 0 Minimum: 0 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14. • Create a Workflow connection to this MES database.Add • For the Generate Input XML Variable. you must: • Create an MES Oracle database on the machine that is loaded with an operating system in the language you are testing. use Job. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. Note: This test will also work using an MES SQL database on an operating system in the multi-byte language being tested. use Job. with the following exceptions: • For the form title. use Prod. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. use jobadd_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18.Job.78  Chapter 6 Verifying Localization of Datatypes Prerequisites for Performing This Test For each language that uses multi-byte characters that you are testing.Add.

Globalization.InvariantCulture) . This test procedure includes a Required Finish Date/Time input in the workflow form. you must create a DateTime variable to convert any DateTime input values from the workflow form from UTC time to local time.SKRootDefinition. refer to "DateTime" on page 101.Adding a Job—Oracle Database79 Control Type Number Number TextInput TextInput TextInput Number Tag Name Quantity Required Quantity At Start Spare1 Last Edit Comment Item ID Estimated Production Rate Mapped XML Node req_qty start_qty spare1 last_edit_comment item_id est_prod_rate Mandatory Y Y Y Y Y Y Other Parameters Minimum: 0 Minimum: 0 Binding the Form to the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Binding the Form to the Workflow" on page 21 to bind the Job.ToDateTime (XmlVariables. Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input Because of a difference in how ArchestrA Workflow Software and MES stateless API methods treat DateTime inputs. To address the DateTime issue for this input.SFFormData.Add workflow.System.req_finish_time_ local. perform the procedure in "Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input" on page 23 to add the following variable: • The variable RequiredFinish DateTime Local of type date and with the expression: Convert.CultureInfo. For additional information about this issue.Add form to the Job.ToLocalTime() Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .

jobadd_input.jobadd_input.jobadd_input.SKRootDefinition. est_prod_rate SKFormData.jobadd_input.init_sched_ent_ id SKFormData.request.wo_id SKFormData.item_id SKFormData.request.SKRootDefinition. Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31 to publish the Job.SKRootDefinition.req_qty SKFormData.request.last_edit_ comment SKFormData. item_id XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition.request.Add workflow variables to the Job. as listed in the following table.target_sched_ ent_id SKFormData.Add form controls. spare1 XMLVariables. seq_no XMLVariables. init_sched_ent_id XMLVariables.request. jobadd _input.jobadd_input.SKRootDefinition.request.SKRootDefinition.jobadd_input.jobadd_input.request.SKRootDefinition.80  Chapter 6 Verifying Localization of Datatypes Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls Perform the procedure in "Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls" on page 26 to link the Job. start_qty XMLVariables.request.SKRootDefinition. req_finish_time_local XMLVariables.seq_no Variables.start_qty SKFormData. target_sched_ent_id XMLVariables. oper_id XMLVariables.request. rework XMLVariables.jobadd_input.RequiredFinish DateTime Local* SKFormData. Variables Form Control Name XMLVariables. jobadd _input. wo_id XMLVariables. last_edit_comment XMLVariables. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .jobadd_input.Add form.request.SKRootDefinition.rework SKFormData.oper_id SKFormData.spare1 SKFormData.request.SKRootDefinition.request. req_qty XMLVariables.jobadd_input.est_prod_rate *DateTimes are set to workflow variables created to ensure that they are sent as localtime to the MES database.request.jobadd_input.SKRootDefinition.

and Japanese that could be entered in the form. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data for Chinese. Chinese Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Wo_ID Oper_Id Seq_No Req_Finish_Time_Local Init_Sched_Ent_Id Target_Sched_Ent_Id Qty_Reqd Qty_At_Start Rework Spare1 Last_Edit_Comment Item Est_Prod_Rate String80 String80 Int32 TDatetime Int32 Int32 TFloat TFloat Logical String80 String254 String80 TFloat Wo1 新的操作 12345 10/26/2012 15:16:17 15 15 1234567890123.12345 1234567890123. Russian.12345 Wo1 新的操作 12345 10/26/2012 15:16:17 15 15 1234567890123.12 1234567890123.12 Russian Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Wo_ID Oper_Id Seq_No Req_Finish_Time_Local Init_Sched_Ent_Id String80 String80 Int32 TDatetime Int32 Wo1 Новой операции 12345 10/26/2012 15:16:17 15 Wo1 Новой операции 12345 10/26/2012 15:16:17 15 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .12 0 测试工作流程 测试工作流程 QA-Case24 1234567890123.Add workflow.12345 No (False) 测试工作流程 测试工作流程 QA-Case24 1234567890123. are listed in the following tables.Adding a Job—Oracle Database81 Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the Job. and the expected results in the MES database.

12345 No (False) Проверка рабочего процесса Проверка рабочего процесса QA-Case24 1234567890123.12 0 テストのワークフロー テストのワークフロー QA-Case24 1234567890123.12345 Wo1 新しい動作 12345 10/26/2012 15:16:17 15 15 1234567890123.12 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .12 1234567890123.12345 1234567890123.12 Japanese Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Wo_ID Oper_Id Seq_No Req_Finish_Time_Local Init_Sched_Ent_Id Target_Sched_Ent_Id Qty_Reqd Qty_At_Start Rework Spare1 Last_Edit_Comment Item Est_Prod_Rate String80 String80 Int32 TDatetime Int32 Int32 TFloat TFloat Logical String80 String254 String80 TFloat Wo1 新しい動作 12345 10/26/2012 15:16:17 15 15 1234567890123.12 0 Проверка рабочего процесса Проверка рабочего процесса QA-Case24 1234567890123.12 1234567890123.82  Chapter 6 Verifying Localization of Datatypes Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Target_Sched_Ent_Id Qty_Reqd Qty_At_Start Rework Spare1 Last_Edit_Comment Item Est_Prod_Rate Int32 TFloat TFloat Logical String80 String254 String80 TFloat 15 1234567890123.12345 No (False) テストのワークフロー テストのワークフロー QA-Case24 1234567890123.12345 1234567890123.12345 15 1234567890123.

Adding Production to a Job83 Adding Production to a Job This test procedure calls the Prod. use Prod.AddProd stateless API method to verify that strings of different DateTime formats can be passed correctly from the MES .JobExec. use JobExec.JobExec. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. with the following exceptions: • For the form title.AddProd. use JobExec.AddProd. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title.Workflow Connector and be recorded in the MES database. The process for creating the Add Production to a Job test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14. use addprod_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable. with exceptions as noted in the following topics. use addprod_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18. • Specify the following controls for the form: Control Type Number DateInput Tag Name Session ID Event Time Mapped XML Node session_id event_time Mandatory Y N Other Parameters Date Format: MM/dd/yyyy Time Format: HH:mm:ss TextInput or Lookup Number or Lookup Number Number TextInput User Name Entity ID Qty Produced Reason Code Lot No user_id ent_id qty_prod reas_cd lot_no Y Y Y N N Minimum: 0 Minimum: 0 Minimum: 0 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .AddProd • For the Generate Input XML Variable.

SFFormData. perform the procedure in "Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input" on page 23 to add the following variable: • The variable Event DateTime Local of type date and with the expression: Convert. Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input Because of a difference in how ArchestrA Workflow Software and MES stateless API methods treat DateTime inputs. System. This test procedure includes an Event Time input in the workflow form.SKRootDefinition.InvariantCulture) .AddProd workflow.Globalization.CultureInfo.ToDateTime (XmlVariables.AddProd form to the JobExec.AddProd workflow variables to the JobExec.AddProd form controls. refer to "DateTime" on page 101. To address the DateTime issue for this input. For additional information about this issue.event_time. you must create a DateTime variable to convert any DateTime input values from the workflow form from UTC time to local time. as listed in the following table.ToLocalTime() Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls Perform the procedure in "Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls" on page 26 to link the JobExec. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .84  Chapter 6 Verifying Localization of Datatypes Control Type TextInput Number or Lookup TextInput or Lookup Number TextInput TextInput Number Tag Name Sublot No Storage Entity ID Produced Item BOM Position Segment Requirement ID Seqment Response ID Job Position Mapped XML Node sublot_no to_ent_id item_id bom_pos seg_req_id seg_res_id job_pos Mandatory N N N N N N N Other Parameters Minimum: 0 Minimum: 0 Binding the Form to the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Binding the Form to the Workflow" on page 21 to bind the JobExec.

Event DateTime Local* SKFormData.request.seg_req_id SKFormData.request.SKRootDefinition.addprod_input.request.request.qty_prod SKFormData.request.job_pos *DateTime is set to a workflow variable created to ensure that it is sent as localtime to the MES database. event_time_local XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.addprod_input.add_prod_input.request.addprod_input.addprod_input.request.Adding Production to a Job85 Variables Form Control Name XMLVariables.addprod_input.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition. qty_prod XMLVariables. lot_no XMLVariables. item_id XMLVariables.addprod_input. reas_cd XMLVariables.storage_ent_id SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.addprod_input.request.ent_id SKFormData.bom_pos SKFormData. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .SKRootDefinition.reas_cd SKFormData.item_id SKFormData. seg_res_id XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition. job_pos SKFormData.SKRootDefinition. storage_ent_id XMLVariables. user_id XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.addprod_input.addprod_input.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition.addprod_input.request.sublot_no SKFormData.seg_res_id SKFormData.request.request.request.addprod_input.SKRootDefinition.session_id Variables.request. session_id XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition. bom_pos XMLVariables.addprod_input. seg_req_id XMLVariables. ent_id XMLVariables.user_id SKFormData.request.addprod_input.lot_no SKFormData. sublot_no XMLVariables.

AddProd workflow. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the JobExec.86  Chapter 6 Verifying Localization of Datatypes Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31 to publish the JobExec. are listed in the following tables. and the expected results in the MES database. DateTime Format 1 • Date Format: MM/dd/yyyy • Time Format HH:mm:ss Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Session Id Event Time User Id Ent Id Qty Prod Reason Code Lot No Sublot No Storage Ent Id Produced Item Bom Position Segment Requirement ID Segment Response ID Job Position Int32 datetime String 80 Int32 Double Int32 String80 String80 Int32 String80 Int32 Null Null Int32 114 11/08/2012 5:00:00 ww 4 4 1 1 Null 4 Item-A Null Null Null 0 114 11/08/2012 5:00:00 ww 4 4 1 1 Null 4 Item-A Null 0 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form for various DateTime formats.AddProd form.

Adding Production to a Job87 DateTime Format 2 • Date Format: yyyy-MM-dd • Time Format hh:mm:ss tt Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Session Id Event Time User Id Ent Id Qty Prod Reason Code Lot No Sublot No Storage Ent Id Produced Item Bom Position Segment Requirement ID Segment Response ID Job Position Int32 datetime String 80 Int32 Double Int32 String80 String80 Int32 String80 Int32 Null Null Int32 114 2012-11-08 5:00:00 AM ww 4 4 1 1 Null 4 Item-A Null Null Null 0 114 11/08/2012 5:00:00 ww 4 4 1 1 Null 4 Item-A Null 0 DateTime Format 3 • Date Format: dd-mm-yyyy • Time Format hh:mm:ss tt Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Session Id Event Time User Id Ent Id Qty Prod Reason Code Lot No Int32 datetime String 80 Int32 Double Int32 String80 114 08-11-2012 5:00:00 PM ww 4 4 1 1 114 11/08/2012 17:00:00 ww 4 4 1 1 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .

yyyy • Time Format hh:mm:ss tt Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Session Id Event Time User Id Ent Id Qty Prod Reason Code Lot No Sublot No Storage Ent Id Produced Item Bom Position Segment Requirement ID Segment Response ID Job Position Int32 datetime String 80 Int32 Double Int32 String80 String80 Int32 String80 Int32 Null Null Int32 114 08.MMM.88  Chapter 6 Verifying Localization of Datatypes Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Sublot No Storage Ent Id Produced Item Bom Position Segment Requirement ID Segment Response ID Job Position String80 Int32 String80 Int32 Null Null Int32 Null 4 Item-A Null Null Null 0 Null 4 Item-A Null 0 DateTime Format 4 • Date Format: dd.2012 5:00:00 PM ww 4 4 1 1 Null 4 Item-A Null Null Null 0 114 11/08/2012 17:00:00 ww 4 4 1 1 Null 4 Item-A Null 0 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .Nov.

JobExec. which creates a work order from a process Note: Other stateless API methods can also be used to verify this functionality. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . which adds an item class • Prod.Add.Workflow Connector to verify that the data of an MES activity is being correctly passed to an ArchestrA Workflow Software workflow: • Prod.CreateWoFromProcess.ItemClass.89 Chapter 7 Verifying Data Passing from Wonderware MES to an ArchestrA Workflow The following stateless API methods can be used from the MES .

enter Prod. To create the MES event 1 2 Open MES Workflow Event Creator.ItemClass. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .ItemClass.Add event for this test procedure. click Prod. In the box at the upper left.ItemClass.Add.ItemClass. A list of stateless APIs that match the entry appears. Creating the MES Event You have to create a Prod.90  Chapter 7 Verifying Data Passing from Wonderware MES to an ArchestrA Workflow Adding an Item Class This test procedure calls the Prod. 3 4 In the list. Click the Process button.Add stateless API method to verify that the data of an MES activity is correctly passed to the MES Workflow. The parameter grid appears.

Click the Provision Post Hook button. Click OK to close the message. MES Middleware Host and MES Service.Adding an Item Class91 5 In the parameter grid lists. 6 Click the Provision events in all connected Workflow Repositories button. and then produced. 7 8 9 10 Close the MES Workflow Event Creator window and restart the Creating the Workflow To create a workflow for the Add an Item Class test procedure 1 2 From Internet Explorer. Click OK to close the message. then item_class_desc. On the Enterprise Console menu. log in to the ArchestrA Workflow Software’s Enterprise Console as an MES user. click Workflows. and indicating that the MES Middleware services need to be restarted. The Workflows window appears. select item_class_id. A message appears that confirms the successful provisioning of the event. A message appears that confirms the successful provisioning of the event. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .

Add Select Post Hook. Select the event that was created. A New MES Workflow window appears.g. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . The option on the workflow tasks defaults to Design the workflow now..ItemClass.g. 4 Complete the fields and options in the window as follows: Description Field/Option Title Description Unique Environment Name MES Middleware Machine Name Event Name Pre/Post Hook Object Name 5 The workflow title (e..Add). Select the MES Middleware connection (e. Type item_class. The Workflow Options window appears. click the MES workflow icon. MESDB_MES).. Prod. A description of the workflow. Select the environment name (e. Click Next and then click Save & Continue.92  Chapter 7 Verifying Data Passing from Wonderware MES to an ArchestrA Workflow 3 On the Ribbon. mes40). ItemClass.g.

In the Activities list. Click and drag the Information activity onto the window to the right of the Start activity.Adding an Item Class93 6 7 8 Click Finish. It includes a Start activity by default. click the Link icon and create a link from the Start activity to the Information1 activity. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . 9 On the tool bar. click Human Activities. A workflow window appears. 10 Right-click the Information1 activity and click Activity Properties.

The user appears in the Available Resources box. type an MES user and select user_name. 13 In the list at the upper right.user_id in the list. select MES Users. 12 Click the User option. The Assign Actor(s) window appears. click the Assign Actor(s) box button.94  Chapter 7 Verifying Data Passing from Wonderware MES to an ArchestrA Workflow 11 In the Actors section of the Activity Properties pane. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . 14 In the search box. The User Lookup window appears. 15 Click Search.

select MESEventData.Adding an Item Class95 16 Select the user and click the right arrow button to add the user to the Selected Resources box. select XML Variables. click the Subject box button. 17 Click Update. The user appears in the Assign Actor(s) window. 22 In the second field list. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . 19 In the Notification Contents section of the Activity Properties pane. 20 In the main box. The Subject window appears. type New Item Class Created and press ENTER. 21 In the first field list. 18 Click Update to save the assigned actor and close the Assign Actor(s) window.

The tree closes and the variable is entered in the third list. 24 Click the item_class_id variable. 25 Press ENTER to create a new line and then click the Append button. A tree of available XML variables appears. The variable is added to the main box.96  Chapter 7 Verifying Data Passing from Wonderware MES to an ArchestrA Workflow 23 Click the third list’s button. select MESSPHookXmlData. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . 26 Use the same procedure to add the following variables to the main box: • item_class_desc • produced 27 In the second field list.

right-click the ItemClass. The Dashboard window appears. The Subject window closes. item_class_description.Adding an Item Class97 28 Select and append the item_class_id. 31 In the Workflows window. 30 At the bottom of the Activity Properties pane. Verifying the Data To verify the data 1 2 From Internet Explorer. Select the Produced check box. On the Enterprise Console menu. Click Item Classes. 32 Click Close to close the message. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . Type the item class ID and description. An new item class row appears in the grid. click Save and close the workflow window. and produced variables from the MESSPHookXmlData tree. log in to the ArchestrA Workflow Software’s Enterprise Console as an MES user. Save the new item class. 29 Click the Update button. click Dashboard. Right-click the Item Class grid and click New. just as you did for the three MESEventData variables. A message appears indicating the status of the publish operation.Add workflow and click Publish. Starting the Workflow To start the workflow 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Log in to MES Client. Click Production Definition.

then release_time. and produced value for the values being sent into the Post Hook. and the item_class_id. • In the parameter grid lists.JobExec. Creating the MES Event Perform the procedure in "Creating the MES Event" on page 90. with the following exceptions: • In MES Workflow Event Creator. and produced value for the values coming into the event.JobExec.CreateWoFromProcess as the stateless API for the event. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data and the expected results in MESEventData and MESSPHookData are listed in the following table. They should agree with the values entered in MES Client when creating the item class. item_class_desc. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . The data in the body of the email should show the item_class_id.Workflow Connector. and then req_finish_time. The process for creating the Create a Work Order from a Process test procedure is similar to that described in "Adding an Item Class" on page 90. select wo_id.98  Chapter 7 Verifying Data Passing from Wonderware MES to an ArchestrA Workflow 3 Open the inbox information for the MES workflow you created with a Subject of “New Item Class Created”. item_class_desc. with exceptions as noted in the following topics. Database Data Type Data Expected in MESEventData and MESSPHookData Column Name Data Input ItemClass Id Item Class Desc Produced String80 String80 Logical TestItemClass Test Item Class True TestItemClass Test Item Class True Creating a Work Order from a Process This test procedure calls the Prod.CreateWoFromProcess stateless API method to verify that data with dates correctly passed from the MES Middleware to the MES . select Prod.

CWFP). Right-click one of the processes and click Create Work Order. Select Post Hook. with the following exceptions: • Complete the fields and options in the New MES Workflow window as follows: Field/Option Description Title Description Unique Environment Name MES Middleware Machine Name Event Name Pre/Post Hook Object Name WO Created. append the following XML variables: • MESEventData: request.g.req_finish_time Starting the Workflow To start the workflow 1 2 3 4 5 Log in to MES Client.g. Click Process Extension. A description of the workflow.Creating a Work Order from a Process99 Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 91..CreateWoFromProcess. The workflow title (e. Select the event that was created.. Prod. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . Type job_exec. Click Apply Filters. MESDB_MES).wo_id • MESSPHookeData: request. Select the environment name (e.g.. JobExec.req_finish_time • MESSPHookData: request. • In the Subject window. Click Production Definition. JobExec.release_time • MESEventData: request. Select the MES Middleware connection (e.release_time • MESSHookData: request.wo_id • MESEventData: request. type New • In the Subject window main box. mes40). in the first line of the main box.

Database Data Type Data Expected in MESEventData and MESSPHookData Column Name Data Input Work Order Id Release Time Local Required Finish Time Local String 80 DateTime DateTIme TestWO 11/01/2012 04:00:00 11/16/2012 14:00:00 TestWO 11/01/2012 04:00:00 11/16/2012 14:00:00 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . Open the inbox information for the MES workflow you created with a Subject of “New WO Created”. and req_finish_time value for the values being sent into the Post Hook. the required quantity. Verifying the Data To verify the data 1 2 3 From Internet Explorer. They should agree with the values entered in MES Client when creating the work order from the process. release_time. the start quantity. The data in the body of the email should show the wo_id. The Dashboard window appears.100  Chapter 7 Verifying Data Passing from Wonderware MES to an ArchestrA Workflow 6 7 Enter the wo_id. On the Enterprise Console menu. log in to the ArchestrA Workflow Software’s Enterprise Console as an MES user. and wo_id. and req_finish_time value for the values coming into the event. the release date/time. click Dashboard. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data and the expected results in MESEventData and MESSPHookData are listed in the following table. and the due date/time. Click OK. release_time.

Following is a general description of the resolution. The time is then incorrectly recorded in the MES database as 1p local time and 8p UTC time. This situation can cause incorrect times to be stored in the MES database. This resolution is demonstrated in the example procedures in this document. • Convert the input value from the workflow form for each time DateTime variable from UTC time to local time. it is converted to UTC time and passed as 1p to the MES stateless API method. ArchestrA Workflow Software converts any time inputs in a workflow form to UTC time. • Have the DateTime variables in MES receive values from these internal variables. certain issues can occur. DateTime By default. if 6a PDT is entered in the workflow form. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . the MES stateless API methods assume that times are in local time. For example. To avoid this issue. you must: • Create a DateTime variable in the Start activity for each DateTime variable in the MES XML. However.101 Appendix A Potential Issues and Resolutions When executing the test procedures. These issues and their resolutions are addressed here.

right-click the Start activity and click Activity Properties. On the Activity Properties pane. To create a DateTime variable for a Start activity 1 2 3 With the workflow opened.102  Appendix A Potential Issues and Resolutions First. The Activity Properties pane appears. as shown in the following example. click the Variables box button. Next. In the Workflow Variables box. create a DateTime variable for the Start activity. enter a name for the DateTime variable. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . The entries for these fields will be sent as parameters to the MES stateless API. The Variables window appears. include form controls for the DateTime variables in the Workflow form.

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Click Update to save the entries and close the window. In the Activity Properties pane, click the Initialize box button. The Update Variable window appears.

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In the Condition column, hover the pointer over Select and click the list box that appears. A navigation tree appears. Expand the Variables branch.

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Click the entry for the DateTime variable you just created. A row for the DateTime variable is added to the table in the Update Variable window.

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10 Click the Tree icon under the Actions column. A list box appears in

the Value column.
11 Click the list box button. A navigation tree appears. 12 Click the Build Expression link. The Variable Editor window

appears.
13 In the navigation tree, expand the Workflow Instance,

XmlVariables, SFFormData, and SKRootDefinition branches.
14 Click and drag the corresponding XML variable entry to the Editor

pane. The XML variables object is added to the Editor pane.
15 Complete the entry in the Editor pane so that the full entry is

similar to the following example:

16 Click OK and then click Close to close the Variable Editor window.

The completed DateTime variable definition appears in the Update Variable window.
17 Click the OK to close the Update Variable window. 18 Click the Save button at the bottom of the Activity Properties

pane to save the DateTime variable.

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Finally, make sure that you link the DateTime variables to their workflow form controls. The following sample Update Variable window shows two DateTime variables mapped to their workflow form controls.

Regional Settings
When the MES Client and Middleware are in different time zones, the DateTimes do not work correctly between the two zones unless the workaround described in "DateTime" on page 101 is implemented on all the DateTime variables in the workflow forms.

Asynchronous Methods in the MES Stateless API Libraries
The Async methods (e.g., AddProdAsync, StartJobAsync, etc.) exposed in the stateless API libraries are not listed in MES - Workflow Connector. Therefore, a workflow cannot use the Async methods to initiate MES transactions.

MES Quality Modules
MES - Workflow Connector does not list the MES quality modules. Therefore, workflows are not tested against the MES quality module.

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Workflow Connector ignores the methods that contain class arrays.JobExec. Intermittent Failures on Reporting Status When testing maximum amounts.106  Appendix A Potential Issues and Resolutions Class Arrays in the List of Parameters When the stateless API methods contain class arrays (e. Therefore. When the bandwidth for the VPN caused it to run slowly.StartJob. It was later found using MES Client that the job was started. such as with JobExec. these methods are not tested from MES . those methods are not exposed/accessible in MES . but a Completed message was never received in workflow. InvTransferSource[ ] sourceList in EnProd.AddPEMData. MES . on a slow system. ExtendedAttribute [ ] extendedAttrs in Prod.Workflow Connector.. There was no indication given in the executing or waiting events in Workflow.StorageExec. there is no indication given in Workflow after MESXMLCommand is finished. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . etc.g.Workflow Connector.MoveInventory method.). attempting to start a job took awhile.

publishing 31 linking variables to form controls 26 logging in 12 users. 64. adding 40. 77 adding an attribute 35 adding an item class 40. 73. 90 C class arrays 106 creating a work order 42. 90 adding production to a job 49. 73. adding 35 DateTimes testing with different regional settings 63 UTC/local time issue 101 document conventions 10 E event types. creating 18 form. testing 55 F form controls.107 Index A adding a job 13. 83 ArchestrA Workflow form. 68 D datatypes. binding to workflow 21 form. 98 J job adding 13. 83 setting lot information for 55 starting 46. publishing 30 workflow. configuring 12 asynchronous methods 105 attribute. testing 32 ArchestrA Workflow Repository database. configuring 12 workflow. linking to workflow variables 26 forms binding to workflow 21 creating 18 publishing 31 I item class. 77 adding production to 49. 58. testing localization of 73 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .

configuring 12 testing complex event types 55 data from MES to Workflow 89 data of various types and amounts 39 datatype compatibility 13 DateTimes with different regional settings 63 localization of datatypes 73 U UTC/local time issue with DateTime inputs 101 P prerequisites for performing tests 11 V variables adding to Start activity 23 linking to form controls 26 R regional settings 105 testing 63 reporting status failures 106 W work order. 98 workarounds to test procedure issues 101 workflows creating 14 linking variables to form controls 26 publishing 30 testing 32 S setup. testing 73 lot information. 58.108Index L local time/UTC issue with DateTime inputs 101 localization of datatypes. creating 42. configuring 12 MES quality modules 105 MES users. 68 T technical support 10 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . setting for a job 55 M MES . 64.Workflow Connector. adding a variable to 23 starting a job 46. initial 12 Start activity.