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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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................................................................................................................................................. 13 Adding a Job ...................................................... Binding the Form to the Workflow ................................................. Binding the Form to the Workflow ....... Binding the Form to the Workflow ................................. Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form .... Sample Test Data and Expected Results .............................. Publishing the Form .............................. Creating the Workflow .................................................................................4 Contents Chapter 2 Verifying Datatype Compatibility .... Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ................ Adding Variables for the DateTime Inputs ................ Creating a Work Order from a Process ........... 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 ...................................................................... Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input .. Creating the Workflow ........................... Publishing the Form .................................................................................. Sample Test Data and Expected Results ............ Sample Test Data and Expected Results ................................ Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ........... Testing the Workflow ................................................... Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls .......................................................... Binding the Form to the Workflow .............................. Sample Test Data and Expected Results ................... Publishing the Form ............................................... 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 ..... 39 Adding an Item Class .......... Creating the Workflow ........................................ Testing the Workflow .................................................. Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ................................................................................................................................................ Testing the Workflow ................................ Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ............................................ Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ................. Publishing the Form ......................................................................................................................................................................... Adding an Attribute ............. Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form .................................................................. Creating the Workflow .....

............................................................ Sample Test Data and Expected Results ......................................... Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input .. Binding the Form to the Workflow ...... Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form .... Adding Production to a Job ........................................................................... Testing the Workflow ............ Publishing the Form ................................................................ Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input ........................ Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input ...... Publishing the Form .................................................................................. Publishing the Form ..........................................................................Contents5 Starting a Job ..... Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ....................................................................... Publishing the Form ................................................... Binding the Form to the Workflow ... 55 Setting the Current Lot Information for a Job ...................................................................................................... Binding the Form to the Workflow ...................................................................................... Sample Test Data and Expected Results ............................................................... Creating the Workflow ............................................................................................... Binding the Form to the Workflow ....... Sample Test Data and Expected Results ............................ Creating the Workflow ............................................................................................................................................ Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ....................................... Testing the Workflow ........ Sample Test Data and Expected Results ........................ Starting a Job ........................................................................................ Creating the Workflow .... Testing 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 ................... 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 .... Creating the Workflow ... Testing the Workflow .................................... Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form .................................................. Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ............................................................... Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ........................................................... Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ........................

............................. Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ................................................................................................. 63 Prerequisites for Performing the Tests ............................................. Publishing the Form ...................................................... Adding a Job—Oracle Database .... Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input ...... Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input ............... Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ......................... Sample Test Data and Expected Results ................................................ Testing the Workflow ..............6 Contents Chapter 5 Verifying DateTimes with Different Regional Settings..................................................................... Creating the Workflow ................................ Testing the Workflow .... Testing the Workflow ....... 73 Adding an Item Class—MES SQL Database ......................................................... Sample Test Data and Expected Results ................................................................................................................................................................................ Publishing the Form .... 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 the Workflow ............................................................. Binding the Form to the Workflow ................. Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ................................................................................................................................................... Creating a Work Order from a Process .......................................... Binding the Form to the Workflow ............... Publishing the Form ........................................................................................... Binding the Form to the Workflow ............................................................... Sample Test Data and Expected Results ......................... Binding the Form to the Workflow ....................................................................... Prerequisites for Performing This Test ................................................................ Adding Variables for the DateTime Inputs ........................................... Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ................................ Publishing the Form ................. Sample Test Data and Expected Results ................ Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ................................................................................ 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 ........ Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ................................................................................................ Starting a Job . Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls ................. Creating the Workflow ....................... Testing the Workflow ........................................... Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form ........... Creating the Workflow .

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

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

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

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

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

Attr. which adds an attribute Note: Other stateless API methods can also be used to verify this functionality. 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 .Job. Adding a Job This test procedure calls the Prod.Add.Add.13 Chapter 2 Verifying Datatype Compatibility The following stateless MES API methods can be used from the MES .Workflow Connector to verify that the datatypes used in MES are compatible with the datatypes used in the MES .Job.Workflow Connector: • Prod.Add stateless API method. which adds a job • Core.

. The Workflows window appears.Add). click Workflows. click the Workflow icon.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. log in to the Enterprise Console as an MES user. and then click Save and Continue. Job.g. A New Workflow window appears. On the Ribbon. On the Enterprise Console menu. The option on the workflow tasks defaults to Design the workflow now. The Workflow Options window appears. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . 4 Type the title (e.

A workflow window appears. In the Activities list. click MES. Click and drag the MESXMLCommand activity onto the window to the right of the UpdateVariable activity. click Engine Activities. It includes a Start activity by default. 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. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .

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

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

3 In the Title box. point to Tools. 2 On the Ribbon. You are prompted to select a forms task. and click Save & Continue.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. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . Job. click Form. type a title for the form (for example.Add). and then click Manage Forms. A New Form window appears. The Manage Forms window appears.

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

click Save.20  Chapter 2 Verifying Datatype Compatibility Note: The control properties included in the Basic tab can vary based on the control type. d When you have finished entering the control’s properties. 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 .

and then click Manage Forms. click the Finish button at the bottom right of the Forms Designer window. select Bind to an existing workflow.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. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . Binding the Form to the Workflow To bind the form to the workflow 1 2 3 On the Enterprise Console menu. The Bind window appears. Two list boxes appear to the right of the option.Add form. Select the Job. point to Tools. 4 For the Select Task option. click Associate. On the Ribbon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Job. To test the workflow 1 On the Enterprise Console menu. click Fill Form.32  Chapter 2 Verifying Datatype Compatibility Testing the Workflow Now that the form has been created.Add form entry. A list of available forms 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. 2 Click the Job.Add form appears. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .

4 5 6 When the form is completed. and the expected results in the MES database. 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 .Adding a Job33 3 Complete the form with test data. Click OK to close the message. are listed in the following tables. 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.

12 1234567890123.12345 No (False) Test Spare1 Test Last Edit Comment QA-Case24 1234567890123.987654 987654321.34  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 1234567890123.12 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 987654321.12345 1234567890123.987654 True Test Spare1 Test Last Edit Comment QA-Case24 987654321.987654 Yes (True) Test Spare1 Test Last Edit Comment QA-Case24 987654321.987654 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .987654 987654321.12345 1234567890123.12 False Test Spare1 Test Last Edit Comment QA-Case24 1234567890123.987654 Wo1 Oper2 12345 10/29/2012 18:19:20 15 15 987654321.

use Attr.Add.Add stateless API method. use attr_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18. use Attr. 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. with the following exceptions: • For the form title. use attr_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title.Add.Attr.Adding an Attribute35 Adding an Attribute This test procedure calls the Core. with exceptions as noted in the following topics.Add • For the Generate Input XML Variable. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API.Attr. • 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. use Core.

data_type XmlVariables…request.filtr XmlVariables…response.predefined XmlVariables…request. attr.attr_grp XmlVariables…request.predefined SKFormData.SKRootDefinition. attr.attr_desc XmlVariables…request.datatype SKFormData.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. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32.attr_id SKFormData.SKRootDefinition. attr.SKRootDefinition. with the following exceptions: • Link the following workflow variables to their corresponding form controls: Variable Form Control Name XmlVariables…request. attr.SKRootDefinition.last_edit_at Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31. Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls Perform the procedure in "Linking the Workflow Variables to Form Controls" on page 26.last_edit_at SKFormData. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .SKRootDefinition.attr_grp SKFormData.attr_id XmlVariables…response.attr.attr_desc SKFormData.filtr SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition.

and the expected results in the MES database.Adding an Attribute37 Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form. are listed in the following table. 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 .

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and when calling API methods with a larger number of parameters of different datatypes that affect multiple tables in the database: • Prod. which starts a job • Prod.AddProd.39 Chapter 3 Verifying Minimum and Maximum Data The following stateless API methods can be used from the MES . which adds an item class • Prod.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. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .JobExec.JobExec.CreateWoFromProcess.JobExec.ItemClass.Add.StartJob. which adds production to a job Note: Other stateless API methods can also be used to verify this functionality. which creates a work order from a process • 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 .40  Chapter 3 Verifying Minimum and Maximum Data Adding an Item Class This test procedure calls the Prod. use itemclass_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable. use ItemClass. with exceptions as noted in the following topics.Add. use itemclass_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18.ItemClass. use Prod. with the following exceptions: • For the form title. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14.ItemClass. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. use ItemClass.Workflow Connector and be recorded in the MES database. The process for creating the Add an Item Class test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13.Add stateless API method to verify that a few parameters that affect only one database table can be passed correctly from the MES .Add • For the Generate Input XML Variable.Add.

produced XMLVariables.sold Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31 to publish the ItemClass.item_class_input.SKRootDefinition.request.purchased SKFormData.item_class_desc SKFormData. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the ItemClass.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. Variable Form Control Name XMLVariables. sold SKFormData.request.request.item_class_input. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . 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_id XMLVariables.item_class_input. item_class_desc XMLVariables.request.item_class_input.request.SKRootDefinition.item_class_input. obsolete XMLVariables. as listed in the following table.SKRootDefinition.Add workflow.produced SKFormData. consumed XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.Add form to the ItemClass.Add workflow variables to the ItemClass. purchased XMLVariables.obsolete SKFormData.Add form.Add form controls.consumed SKFormData.request.item_class_input.item_class_id SKFormData.Add workflow.request.SKRootDefinition.item_class_input.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition.

Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14. 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. are listed in the following table.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 . use cwfp_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable. and the expected results in the MES database.Workflow Connector and be recorded in the MES database. use JobExec.JobExec.CWFP. use cwfp_output Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .CreateWoFromProcess • For the Generate Input XML Variable. 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.42  Chapter 3 Verifying Minimum and Maximum Data Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. with exceptions as noted in the following topics. use JobExec.

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. use JobExec. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .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. with the following exceptions: • For the form title. • 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.CWFP workflow.

CWFP form controls. This test procedure includes Release Date/Time and Due Date/Time inputs in the workflow form. item_id XMLVariables. as listed in the following table.cwfp_input.SKRootDefinition.process_id SKFormData.cwfp_input. wo_id XMLVariables.SFFormData.SKRootDefinition. refer to "DateTime" on page 101.request. System.cwfp_input.request.wo_desc * DateTimes are set to workflow variables created to ensure that they are sent as localtime to the MES database. To address the DateTime issue for these inputs.SKRootDefinition.spec_ver_id SKFormData.CWFP workflow variables to the JobExec.request. spec_ver_id XMLVariables.CultureInfo. process_id XMLVariables.InvariantCulture) .item_id SKFormData.cwfp_input.ToDateTime (XmlVariables. 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.release_time.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.req_finish_time.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.cwfp_input. you must create a DateTime variable to convert any DateTime input values from the workflow form from UTC time to local time.request. For additional information about this issue.Globalization. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . System.SKRootDefinition.Globalization.SFFormData.SKRootDefinition.ToLocalTime() • The variable Due DateTime Local of type date and with the expression: Convert.wo_id SKFormData.InvariantCulture) .request. wo_desc SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.CultureInfo. Variable Form Control Name XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.ToDateTime (XmlVariables.

Creating a Work Order from a Process45 Variable Form Control Name XMLVariables. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the JobExec. release_time_local XMLVariables.Due DateTime Local* SKFormData.cwfp_input.start_qty SKFormData. user_id XMLVariables.cwfp_input. 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 . Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form.SKRootDefinition.request. and the expected results in the MES database. bom_ver_id XMLVariables.user_id SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.cwfp_input.priority * DateTimes are set to workflow variables created to ensure that they are sent as localtime to the MES database.request.cwfp_input.bom_ver_id Variables. req_qty XMLVariables. req_finish_time_local XMLVariables.Release DateTime Local* Variables. are listed in the following table.request.cwfp_input.request.SKRootDefinition.cwfp_input.request. Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31 to publish the JobExec. start_qty XMLVariables.request.CWFP form.SKRootDefinition.cwfp_input.req_qty SKFormData. wo_priority SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.CWFP workflow.request.

with exceptions as noted in the following topics.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.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 . use startjob_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18.StartJob. • 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 13.46  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. with the following exceptions: • For the form title.A.Workflow Connector and be recorded in the MES database.StartJob.StartJob • For the Generate Input XML Variable. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14. use JobExec. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . use JobExec. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. use startjob_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable.JobExec.1 11/01/2012 04:00:00 11/16/2012 14:00:00 40 50 2 Ww V.JobExec.A. use Prod.

Globalization. System. 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.CultureInfo. This test procedure includes an Event Time input in the workflow form. refer to "DateTime" on page 101. Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input Because of a difference in how ArchestrA Workflow Software and MES stateless API methods treat DateTime inputs. For additional information about this issue.SFFormData.StartJob form to the JobExec.StartJob workflow. you must create a DateTime variable to convert any DateTime input values from the workflow form from UTC time to local time.SKRootDefinition. To address the DateTime issue for this input.ToDateTime (XmlVariables.ToLocalTime() Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .InvariantCulture) .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.event_time.

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

• In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. and the expected results in the MES database.Adding Production to a Job49 Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form.AddProd • For the Generate Input XML Variable. use addprod_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable.Workflow Connector and be recorded in the MES database. use JobExec. use Prod. 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. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title.JobExec. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14. are listed in the following table. with exceptions as noted in the following topics. use addprod_output Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .AddProd.JobExec. 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 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 .

• 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. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . For additional information about this issue. with the following exceptions: • For the form title. refer to "DateTime" on page 101.AddProd form to the JobExec. use 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. you must create a DateTime variable to convert any DateTime input values from the workflow form from UTC time to local time.AddProd workflow.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.AddProd.

Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .item_id *DateTime is set to workflow variable created to insure that it is sent as localtime to the MES database.request.request.Adding Production to a Job51 This test procedure includes an Event Time input in the workflow form.addprod_input.Event DateTime Local* SKFormData. System.request.request.event_time.sublot_no SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.addprod_input.addprod_input. Variable Form Control Name XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition.SFFormData.SKRootDefinition. session_id XMLVariables.addprod_input.addprod_input. user_id XMLVariables. ent_id XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition. reas_cd XMLVariables.session_id Variables. 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.request.SKRootDefinition.request.SKRootDefinition. event_time_local XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition. To address the DateTime issue for this input.InvariantCulture) . storage_ent_id 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.ToDateTime (XmlVariables. qty_prod XMLVariables.reas_cd SKFormData.CultureInfo.addprod_input. lot_no XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.add_prod_input.addprod_input.ent_id SKFormData.lot_no SKFormData.addprod_input.user_id SKFormData.AddProd workflow variables to the JobExec.storage_ent_id SKFormData.addprod_input.SKRootDefinition.qty_prod SKFormData.AddProd form controls. as listed in the following table.request.Globalization.request. item_id SKFormData.request. sublot_no XMLVariables.

bom_pos SKFormData. job_pos SKFormData.addprod_input.seg_req_id SKFormData. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the JobExec.addprod_input.request.request. Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31 to publish the JobExec.AddProd form. bom_pos XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.addprod_input.SKRootDefinition. seq_res_id XMLVariables.addprod_input.seg_res_id SKFormData.SKRootDefinition. 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 . are listed in the following table.job_pos *DateTime is set to workflow variable created to insure that it is sent as localtime to the MES database.SKRootDefinition. and the expected results in the MES database.request. seg_req_id XMLVariables. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form.AddProd workflow.52  Chapter 3 Verifying Minimum and Maximum Data Variable Form Control Name XMLVariables.request.

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

• In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. use setcurlotdata_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable. with the following exceptions: • For the form title.56  Chapter 4 Verifying Complex Event Types Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14. use JobExec.SetCurLotData.SetCurLotData form to the 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 .SetCurLotData. use setcurlotdata_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18.SetCurLotData • For the Generate Input XML Variable. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. use JobExec. use JobExec.SetCurLotData workflow.

cur_item_id SKFormData.cur_backflush SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.SetCurLotData workflow.SKRootDefinition. as listed in the following table.cur_sublot_no XmlVariables…request.SetCurLotData form. bom_pos XmlVariables…request.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 .SetCurLotData form controls.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. Variable XmlVariables…request.cur_reas_cd XmlVariables…request.SKRootDefinition.cur_backflush XmlVariables…request.job_pos SKFormData.cur_storage_ent_id XmlVariables…request. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form.SKRootDefinition.cur_lot_no SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.ent_id SKFormData.cur_lot_no XmlVariables…request.cur_update_inv Form Control Name SKFormData. cur_item_id XmlVariables…request.cur_storage_ent_id SKFormData.ent_id XmlVariables…request. job_pos XmlVariables…request. and the expected results in the MES database. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the JobExec.cur_sublot_no SKFormData.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.bom_pos SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.SKRootDefinition. are listed in the following table.cur_reas_cd SKFormData.

Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14. use Prod. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API.JobExec.StartJob.StartJob.StartJob • For the Generate Input XML Variable.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.Workflow Connector calls the correct overload method to send data to the MES database. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. with the following exceptions: • For the form title. use JobExec.JobExec. use startjob_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18. use JobExec. The process for creating the Start a Job test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13. with exceptions as noted in the following topics. use startjob_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable.12 4 False False Starting a Job This test procedure calls the Prod.StartJob stateless API method to verify that the MES .

ToDateTime (XmlVariables.InvariantCulture) . 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. For additional information about this issue.SFFormData.StartJob form to the JobExec. you must create a DateTime variable to convert any DateTime input values from the workflow form from UTC time to local time. Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input Because of a difference in how ArchestrA Workflow Software and MES stateless API methods treat DateTime inputs. refer to "DateTime" on page 101. This test procedure includes an Event Time input in the workflow form.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. To address the DateTime issue for this input.CultureInfo.ToLocalTime() Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .SKRootDefinition.Globalization.StartJob workflow.event_time.

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

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 . and the expected results in the MES database. are listed in the following table.Starting a Job61 Sample Test Data and Expected Results Two sets of sample test data that could be entered in the form.

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

use JobExec.64  Chapter 5 Verifying DateTimes with Different Regional Settings Creating a Work Order from a Process This test procedure calls the Prod. use JobExec. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14. use cwfp_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable. 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. with exceptions as noted in the following topics. with the following exceptions: • For the form title. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. use JobExec.JobExec. use cwfp_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18.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. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title.CWFP. • 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 • For the Generate Input XML Variable.CWFP.

ToDateTime (XmlVariables. 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 Release Date/Time and Due Date/Time inputs in the workflow form.CultureInfo. refer to "DateTime" on page 101.SFFormData.CWFP workflow. 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. Adding Variables for the DateTime Inputs Because of a difference in how ArchestrA Workflow Software and MES stateless API methods treat DateTime inputs. To address the DateTime issue for these inputs. System.Creating a Work Order from a Process65 Control Type DateInput Number Number Number Button. For additional information about this issue.Globalization.CWFP form to the JobExec.InvariantCulture) .release_time.ToLocalTime() Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . 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.SKRootDefinition.

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

CWFP form.CWFP workflow.A.1 11/01/2012 04:00:00 11/16/2012 14:00:00 40 50 2 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . and the expected results in the MES database.A. 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. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the JobExec.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. are listed in the following table.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. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form.

• 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 . • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. with exceptions as noted in the following topics.StartJob • For the Generate Input XML Variable. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14.StartJob. use Prod.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. use JobExec. use startjob_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18. use startjob_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable.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 *. The process for creating the Start a Job test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13. with the following exceptions: • For the form title.JobExec. and *_utc fields. *_local.JobExec.StartJob. use JobExec.

request.SKRootDefinition. you must create a DateTime variable to convert any DateTime input values from the workflow form from UTC time to local time.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.StartJob form controls.request.Globalization.user_id *DateTime is set to workflow variable created to ensure that it is sent as localtime to the MES database.ent_id SKFormData.SFFormData. To address the DateTime issue for this input.SKRootDefinition. ent_id XMLVariables.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.StartJob workflow variables to the JobExec. refer to "DateTime" on page 101. Variable Form Control Name 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.cwfp_input.CultureInfo.event_time. System.InvariantCulture) . as listed in the following table. This test procedure includes an Event Time input in the workflow form.cwfp_input.SKRootDefinition.StartJob form to the JobExec. 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.StartJob workflow. user_id SKFormData. For additional information about this issue. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .

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

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

use ItemClass. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. use ItemClass. use itemclass_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18.Add. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .ItemClass.Add • For the Generate Input XML Variable. use itemclass_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable. with the following exceptions: • For the form title. use Prod. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title.Add form to the ItemClass.74  Chapter 6 Verifying Localization of Datatypes Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14.Add workflow. • 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.Add.

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

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 .

with exceptions as noted in the following topics.Job. 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. 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. Japanese.

Add • For the Generate Input XML Variable. use Job. you must: • Create an MES Oracle database on the machine that is loaded with an operating system in the language you are testing. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. use jobadd_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18. use jobadd_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable. • 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 . • Create a Workflow connection to this MES database. with the following exceptions: • For the form title.78  Chapter 6 Verifying Localization of Datatypes Prerequisites for Performing This Test For each language that uses multi-byte characters that you are testing. Note: This test will also work using an MES SQL database on an operating system in the multi-byte language being tested.Job. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. use Prod. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14.Add.Add. use Job.

Add workflow.req_finish_time_ local.ToDateTime (XmlVariables.ToLocalTime() Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .SFFormData. For additional information about this issue. This test procedure includes a Required Finish Date/Time input in the workflow form. refer to "DateTime" on page 101. 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.Globalization.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.System.CultureInfo. you must create a DateTime variable to convert any DateTime input values from the workflow form from UTC time to local time.InvariantCulture) . 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.SKRootDefinition.Add form to the Job.

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

12345 Wo1 新的操作 12345 10/26/2012 15:16:17 15 15 1234567890123. are listed in the following tables. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data for Chinese. and the expected results in the MES database. Russian.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 1234567890123.12 1234567890123. and Japanese that could be entered in the form.Add workflow. 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 1234567890123.12345 No (False) 测试工作流程 测试工作流程 QA-Case24 1234567890123.Adding a Job—Oracle Database81 Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the Job.

12 1234567890123.12 0 Проверка рабочего процесса Проверка рабочего процесса QA-Case24 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 1234567890123.12 1234567890123.12 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .12345 Wo1 新しい動作 12345 10/26/2012 15:16:17 15 15 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 1234567890123.12345 15 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 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 No (False) Проверка рабочего процесса Проверка рабочего процесса QA-Case24 1234567890123.12345 1234567890123.

AddProd. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title.AddProd • For the Generate Input XML Variable.Adding Production to a Job83 Adding Production to a Job This test procedure calls the Prod.JobExec. • 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. use addprod_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable.Workflow Connector and be recorded in the MES database. with exceptions as noted in the following topics.JobExec. use addprod_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18. with the following exceptions: • For the form title. 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 JobExec. use JobExec.AddProd stateless API method to verify that strings of different DateTime formats can be passed correctly from the MES . use Prod.

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 .event_time.AddProd workflow.Globalization.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.SFFormData. System.AddProd form controls. To address the DateTime issue for this input. For additional information about this issue.SKRootDefinition.AddProd form to the JobExec. as listed in the following table. refer to "DateTime" on page 101.AddProd workflow variables to the JobExec. you must create a DateTime variable to convert any DateTime input values from the workflow form from UTC time to local time. Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input Because of a difference in how ArchestrA Workflow Software and MES stateless API methods treat DateTime inputs. This test procedure includes an Event Time input in the workflow form.InvariantCulture) .ToDateTime (XmlVariables. 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.CultureInfo.

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

AddProd form. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form for various DateTime formats.AddProd workflow. are listed in the following tables. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the JobExec. 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 .86  Chapter 6 Verifying Localization of Datatypes Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31 to publish the JobExec. and the expected results in the MES database.

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 .

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.Nov.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 08.2012 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 .

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

enter Prod.ItemClass. 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. In the box at the upper left. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . Click the Process button. To create the MES event 1 2 Open MES Workflow Event Creator. click Prod.ItemClass.Add stateless API method to verify that the data of an MES activity is correctly passed to the MES Workflow. The parameter grid appears.ItemClass. 3 4 In the list.Add event for this test procedure.ItemClass. A list of stateless APIs that match the entry appears.Add.

A message appears that confirms the successful provisioning of the event.Adding an Item Class91 5 In the parameter grid lists. A message appears that confirms the successful provisioning of the event. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . 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. and indicating that the MES Middleware services need to be restarted. then item_class_desc. Click the Provision Post Hook button. and then produced. select item_class_id. Click OK to close the message. log in to the ArchestrA Workflow Software’s Enterprise Console as an MES user. Click OK to close the message. 6 Click the Provision events in all connected Workflow Repositories button. On the Enterprise Console menu. The Workflows window appears. click Workflows. MES Middleware Host and MES Service.

Type item_class. The Workflow Options window appears..g. A description of the workflow. Click Next and then click Save & Continue. Select the environment name (e. Prod. mes40).. click the MES workflow icon.g.92  Chapter 7 Verifying Data Passing from Wonderware MES to an ArchestrA Workflow 3 On the Ribbon.ItemClass. Select the MES Middleware connection (e. The option on the workflow tasks defaults to Design the workflow now.. A New MES Workflow window appears. Select the event that was created. MESDB_MES). Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . ItemClass.Add).Add Select Post Hook.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.

In the Activities list. click the Link icon and create a link from the Start activity to the Information1 activity. A workflow window appears. It includes a Start activity by default. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . 10 Right-click the Information1 activity and click Activity Properties. 9 On the tool bar. click Human Activities. 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.

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

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

96  Chapter 7 Verifying Data Passing from Wonderware MES to an ArchestrA Workflow 23 Click the third list’s button. 24 Click the item_class_id variable. select MESSPHookXmlData. 25 Press ENTER to create a new line and then click the Append button. 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. The variable is added to the main box. A tree of available XML variables appears. The tree closes and the variable is entered in the third list.

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

item_class_desc. and produced value for the values being sent into the Post Hook. 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.CreateWoFromProcess as the stateless API for the event. The data in the body of the email should show the item_class_id. Creating the MES Event Perform the procedure in "Creating the MES Event" on page 90.98  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”. 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. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .CreateWoFromProcess stateless API method to verify that data with dates correctly passed from the MES Middleware to the MES .JobExec. • In the parameter grid lists. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data and the expected results in MESEventData and MESSPHookData are listed in the following table. then release_time. item_class_desc. select Prod.JobExec.Workflow Connector. and produced value for the values coming into the event. and then req_finish_time. They should agree with the values entered in MES Client when creating the item class. and the item_class_id. with the following exceptions: • In MES Workflow Event Creator.

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

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 . and req_finish_time value for the values coming into the event. Verifying the Data To verify the data 1 2 3 From Internet Explorer. the required quantity. release_time. and the due date/time. On the Enterprise Console menu. and wo_id. They should agree with the values entered in MES Client when creating the work order from the process.100  Chapter 7 Verifying Data Passing from Wonderware MES to an ArchestrA Workflow 6 7 Enter the wo_id. Open the inbox information for the MES workflow you created with a Subject of “New WO Created”. The Dashboard window appears. the release date/time. log in to the ArchestrA Workflow Software’s Enterprise Console as an MES user. The data in the body of the email should show the wo_id. 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. Click OK. and req_finish_time value for the values being sent into the Post Hook. release_time. the start quantity.

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

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

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In the Type list, click date.

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

adding 40. 90 adding production to a job 49. linking to workflow variables 26 forms binding to workflow 21 creating 18 publishing 31 I item class. 73.107 Index A adding a job 13. 90 C class arrays 106 creating a work order 42. 73. 68 D datatypes. 58. 83 ArchestrA Workflow form. configuring 12 asynchronous methods 105 attribute. creating 18 form. publishing 31 linking variables to form controls 26 logging in 12 users. publishing 30 workflow. 64. 83 setting lot information for 55 starting 46. 77 adding production to 49. 98 J job adding 13. testing 55 F form controls. testing 32 ArchestrA Workflow Repository database. binding to workflow 21 form. adding 35 DateTimes testing with different regional settings 63 UTC/local time issue 101 document conventions 10 E event types. testing localization of 73 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . 77 adding an attribute 35 adding an item class 40. configuring 12 workflow.

setting for a job 55 M MES . 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. creating 42. initial 12 Start activity. 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. 58. 68 T technical support 10 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .108Index L local time/UTC issue with DateTime inputs 101 localization of datatypes. adding a variable to 23 starting a job 46. configuring 12 MES quality modules 105 MES users.Workflow Connector. 64.

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