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

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

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

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

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

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

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

skelta.12  Chapter 1 Getting Started Initial Setup Configuring MES and ArchestrA Workflow Software Users Users must be configured in MES and ArchestrA Workflow Software. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . and configure the repository in ArchestrA Workflow Software. 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.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. Click MES Users.Workflow Connector Refer to the web site below to configure the MES . Configuring MES . Click Enterprise Console on the Favorites tab. Refer to the MES Client User’s Guide and the ArchestrA Workflow Software Administrator Guide for details.Workflow Connector: http://sun.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adding a Job33 3 Complete the form with test data. and the expected results in the MES database. 4 5 6 When the form is completed. Verify that the test data was correctly entered in the MES database. are listed in the following tables. click Finish. 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 . Sample Test Data and Expected Results Two sets of sample test data that could be entered in the form. A message appears indicating the status of the form submission. Click OK to close the message.

12345 1234567890123.12345 1234567890123.987654 Wo1 Oper2 12345 10/29/2012 18:19:20 15 15 987654321.12 Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Wo_ID Oper_Id Seq_No Req_Finish_Time_Local Init_Sched_Ent_Id Target_Sched_Ent_Id Qty_Reqd Qty_At_Start Rework Spare1 Last_Edit_Comment Item Est_Prod_Rate String80 String80 Int32 TDatetime Int32 Int32 TFloat TFloat Logical String80 String254 String80 TFloat Wo1 Oper2 12345 10/29/2012 18:19:20 15 15 987654321.987654 987654321.987654 987654321.12 1234567890123.34  Chapter 2 Verifying Datatype Compatibility Control Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Qty_Reqd Qty_At_Start Rework Spare1 Last_Edit_Comment Item Est_Prod_Rate TFloat TFloat Logical String80 String254 String80 TFloat 1234567890123.987654 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .987654 True Test Spare1 Test Last Edit Comment QA-Case24 987654321.12345 No (False) Test Spare1 Test Last Edit Comment QA-Case24 1234567890123.987654 Yes (True) Test Spare1 Test Last Edit Comment QA-Case24 987654321.12 False Test Spare1 Test Last Edit Comment QA-Case24 1234567890123.

Add. use Core.Add. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14. use 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 .Adding an Attribute35 Adding an Attribute This test procedure calls the Core. use Attr.Add • For the Generate Input XML Variable. use attr_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 workflow title. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API.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. with exceptions as noted in the following topics. use attr_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable.Attr.Add stateless API method.

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

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 . 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.

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

• In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API.Add stateless API method to verify that a few parameters that affect only one database table can be passed correctly from the MES . use ItemClass. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title.ItemClass. The process for creating the Add an Item Class test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13. use Prod. use itemclass_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18.Add • For the Generate Input XML Variable.Add.40  Chapter 3 Verifying Minimum and Maximum Data Adding an Item Class This test procedure calls the Prod.Add.ItemClass. use ItemClass. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14. • 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 . use itemclass_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable. with the following exceptions: • For the form title. with exceptions as noted in the following topics.Workflow Connector and be recorded in the MES database.

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

with exceptions as noted in the following topics. 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. use cwfp_output Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .CWFP. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. and the expected results in the MES database.JobExec. use JobExec.CreateWoFromProcess • For the Generate Input XML Variable. use cwfp_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable.Workflow Connector and be recorded in the MES database. The process for creating the Create a Work Order from a Process test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13.CreateWoFromProcess stateless API method to verify that a large number of parameters of different datatypes that affect multiple database tables can be passed correctly from the MES .42  Chapter 3 Verifying Minimum and Maximum Data Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form. use JobExec.

CWFP. 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.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. • 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. 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.CWFP form to the JobExec.CWFP workflow. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . use JobExec.

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

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

use JobExec.A. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. use startjob_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18. use Prod.StartJob. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . The process for creating the Start a Job test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13. use startjob_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable.StartJob • For the Generate Input XML Variable.JobExec.1 11/01/2012 04:00:00 11/16/2012 14:00:00 40 50 2 Ww V. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. use JobExec.Workflow Connector and be recorded in the MES database. with the following exceptions: • For the form title.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 . with exceptions as noted in the following topics.A.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. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14.46  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.StartJob.JobExec.

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

StartJob workflow.job_pos SKFormData.request.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 SKFormData. user_id XMLVariables.StartJob form.cwfp_input.StartJob form controls. check_certs XMLVariables. job_pos XMLVariables. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .request.SKRootDefinition. as listed in the following table.cwfp_input.request.user_id SKFormData.wo_id SKFormData.request.SKRootDefinition.request.ent_id SKFormData. Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31 to publish the JobExec. check_privs XMLVariables. oper_id XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.request.cwfp_input.SKRootDefinition.cwfp_input. Variable Form Control Name XMLVariables.SKRootDefinition.cwfp_input.cwfp_input.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.cwfp_input. wo_id XMLVariables.request.request.SKRootDefinition.seq_no SKFormData. event_time_local SKFormData. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the JobExec.request.SKRootDefinition.check_certs Variables.StartJob workflow variables to the JobExec.cwfp_input.check_privs SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.cwfp_input. seq_no XMLVariables. status_notes XMLVariables.status_notes SKFormData. ent_id XMLVariables.cwfp_input.

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

with the following exceptions: • For the form title.AddProd. you must create a DateTime variable to convert any DateTime input values from the workflow form from UTC time to local time. refer to "DateTime" on page 101. For additional information about this issue. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .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. • 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. use JobExec.AddProd form to the JobExec. Adding a Variable for the DateTime Input Because of a difference in how ArchestrA Workflow Software and MES stateless API methods treat DateTime inputs.AddProd workflow.

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

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

Adding Production to a Job53 Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Bom Position Segment Requirement ID Segment Response ID Job Position Int32 String80 String80 Int32 Null Null Null 0 Null Null Null 0 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .

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

use setcurlotdata_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API.SetCurLotData • For the Generate Input XML Variable.SetCurLotData. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. use JobExec. use setcurlotdata_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18.56  Chapter 4 Verifying Complex Event Types Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14.SetCurLotData form to the JobExec. use JobExec. • Specify the following controls for the form: Control Type Number Number Number TextInput TextInput TextInput Number Number Boolean Boolean Tag Name Entity ID Job Pos BOM Pos Default Current Item ID Default Current Lot Number Default Current SubLot Number Default Reason Code Current Storage Entity IDs Backflush Update Inventory Mapped XML Node ent_id job_pos bom_pos cur_item_id cur_lot_no cur_sublot_no cur_reas_cd cur_storage_ent_id cur_backflush cur_update_inv Mandatory Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Other Parameters Binding the Form to the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Binding the Form to the Workflow" on page 21 to bind the JobExec. use JobExec.SetCurLotData. with the following exceptions: • For the form title.SetCurLotData workflow.

SKRootDefinition.cur_reas_cd SKFormData.SKRootDefinition. as listed in the following table. bom_pos XmlVariables…request.cur_sublot_no XmlVariables…request.cur_storage_ent_id SKFormData.cur_backflush XmlVariables…request.cur_update_inv Form Control Name SKFormData.cur_lot_no XmlVariables…request.job_pos SKFormData.SKRootDefinition. cur_item_id XmlVariables…request.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.SKRootDefinition. Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the JobExec. and the expected results in the MES database.ent_id SKFormData.SetCurLotData form controls.SKRootDefinition.cur_lot_no SKFormData.SetCurLotData workflow.SKRootDefinition.cur_backflush SKFormData. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form.ent_id XmlVariables…request. are listed in the following table.cur_reas_cd XmlVariables…request. job_pos XmlVariables…request.SKRootDefinition.cur_update_inv Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31 to publish the JobExec. Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database 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 .cur_storage_ent_id XmlVariables…request.SetCurLotData workflow variables to the JobExec.SKRootDefinition.cur_sublot_no SKFormData.SetCurLotData form.bom_pos SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.cur_item_id SKFormData.SKRootDefinition.

Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14. with the following exceptions: • For the form title.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.StartJob. use JobExec. use Prod. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title.JobExec. use startjob_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18.Workflow Connector calls the correct overload method to send data to the MES database. The process for creating the Start a Job test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13.12 4 False False Starting a Job This test procedure calls the Prod.StartJob stateless API method to verify that the MES .StartJob. with exceptions as noted in the following topics. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .StartJob • For the Generate Input XML Variable.JobExec. use JobExec. use startjob_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API.

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

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

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

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

with exceptions as noted in the following topics. The process for creating the Create a Work Order from a Process test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13.CreateWoFromProcess stateless API method to verify that 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. use JobExec. use cwfp_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. use cwfp_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18. use JobExec. with the following exceptions: • For the form title.CWFP.JobExec.64  Chapter 5 Verifying DateTimes with Different Regional Settings Creating a Work Order from a Process This test procedure calls the Prod.CWFP. use JobExec. • Specify the following controls for the form: Control Type TextInput or Lookup TextInput or Lookup TextInput or Lookup TextInput TextInput TextInput or Lookup TextInput or Lookup DateInput 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. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14.

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

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

Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the JobExec. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data that could be entered in the form. are listed in the following table. and the expected results in the MES database.1 11/01/2012 04:00:00 11/16/2012 14:00:00 40 50 2 Item-A Process_001 NULL TestWO Work_Order_TestWO Ww V.Creating a Work Order from a Process67 Publishing the Form Perform the procedure in "Publishing the Form" on page 31 to publish the JobExec.1 11/01/2012 04:00:00 11/16/2012 14:00:00 40 50 2 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .CWFP form.CWFP workflow.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.A.

use startjob_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable. • 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 .JobExec. *_local.StartJob • For the Generate Input XML Variable. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14. The process for creating the Start a Job test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13.StartJob. use JobExec.JobExec. with the following exceptions: • For the form title.68  Chapter 5 Verifying DateTimes with Different Regional Settings Starting a Job This test procedure calls the Prod. with exceptions as noted in the following topics.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 *. use startjob_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. use JobExec. and *_utc fields.StartJob. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. use Prod.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Workflow Connector and be recorded in an MES Oracle database that accepts multi-byte characters.Add stateless API method to verify that strings that contain multi-byte characters (Chinese. Japanese. The process for creating the Add an Job test procedure is the same as that described in "Adding a Job" on page 13. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . with exceptions as noted in the following topics.Job. Russian) can be passed correctly from the MES .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.

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

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

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

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 . 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 1234567890123.12 1234567890123. and the expected results in the MES database. are listed in the following tables.Adding a Job—Oracle Database81 Testing the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Testing the Workflow" on page 32 to test the Job.12345 1234567890123.12 0 测试工作流程 测试工作流程 QA-Case24 1234567890123. Sample Test Data and Expected Results Sample test data for Chinese. and Japanese that could be entered in the form.12345 No (False) 测试工作流程 测试工作流程 QA-Case24 1234567890123.Add workflow. Russian.12345 Wo1 新的操作 12345 10/26/2012 15:16:17 15 15 1234567890123.

82  Chapter 6 Verifying Localization of Datatypes Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Target_Sched_Ent_Id Qty_Reqd Qty_At_Start Rework Spare1 Last_Edit_Comment Item Est_Prod_Rate Int32 TFloat TFloat Logical String80 String254 String80 TFloat 15 1234567890123.12345 No (False) Проверка рабочего процесса Проверка рабочего процесса QA-Case24 1234567890123.12345 1234567890123.12 1234567890123.12 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 1234567890123.12 0 Проверка рабочего процесса Проверка рабочего процесса QA-Case24 1234567890123.12345 15 1234567890123.12 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .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 1234567890123.12 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 1234567890123.12345 Wo1 新しい動作 12345 10/26/2012 15:16:17 15 15 1234567890123.

• 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 .JobExec. use addprod_input • For the Generate Output XML Variable.AddProd • For the Generate Input XML Variable. Creating the Workflow Perform the procedure in "Creating the Workflow" on page 14.Workflow Connector and be recorded in the MES database.JobExec. use JobExec. with the following exceptions: • For the workflow title. with the following exceptions: • For the form title.AddProd. with exceptions as noted in the following topics. use addprod_output Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form Perform the procedure in "Creating an ArchestrA Workflow Software Form" on page 18. • In the Generate Command window: • For the stateless API. use Prod. 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.Adding Production to a Job83 Adding Production to a Job This test procedure calls the Prod.AddProd.AddProd stateless API method to verify that strings of different DateTime formats can be passed correctly from the MES . use JobExec.

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

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

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

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 .

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.MMM.88  Chapter 6 Verifying Localization of Datatypes Column Name Database Data Type Data Input Data Expected in MES Database Sublot No Storage Ent Id Produced Item Bom Position Segment Requirement ID Segment Response ID Job Position String80 Int32 String80 Int32 Null Null Int32 Null 4 Item-A Null Null Null 0 Null 4 Item-A Null 0 DateTime Format 4 • Date Format: dd.2012 5:00:00 PM ww 4 4 1 1 Null 4 Item-A Null Null Null 0 114 11/08/2012 17:00:00 ww 4 4 1 1 Null 4 Item-A Null 0 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The variable is added to the main box. A tree of available XML variables appears. 25 Press ENTER to create a new line and then click the Append button. 24 Click the item_class_id variable. Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . The tree closes and the variable is entered in the third list. 26 Use the same procedure to add the following variables to the main box: • item_class_desc • produced 27 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. select MESSPHookXmlData.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

testing localization of 73 Guide to Using ArchestrA Workflow with Wonderware MES . configuring 12 asynchronous methods 105 attribute. publishing 30 workflow. publishing 31 linking variables to form controls 26 logging in 12 users. 58. adding 40. binding to workflow 21 form. 90 C class arrays 106 creating a work order 42. 77 adding production to 49.107 Index A adding a job 13. 68 D datatypes. 77 adding an attribute 35 adding an item class 40. 73. adding 35 DateTimes testing with different regional settings 63 UTC/local time issue 101 document conventions 10 E event types. linking to workflow variables 26 forms binding to workflow 21 creating 18 publishing 31 I item class. 98 J job adding 13. testing 55 F form controls. 83 setting lot information for 55 starting 46. 73. 83 ArchestrA Workflow form. testing 32 ArchestrA Workflow Repository database. 64. creating 18 form. 90 adding production to a job 49. configuring 12 workflow.

98 workarounds to test procedure issues 101 workflows creating 14 linking variables to form controls 26 publishing 30 testing 32 S setup. 64. creating 42. setting for a job 55 M MES . testing 73 lot information. 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. 58. configuring 12 MES quality modules 105 MES users. 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. initial 12 Start activity.Workflow Connector.

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