Configuring Process Chain Steps

  1. In the navigation bar, select Mass Data Tasks | Process Chains.
    The Process Chains list is displayed.
  2. Select the process chain which should be configured by clicking on its name.
    The General tab of the process chain is displayed.
  3. Switch to the Steps tab.

Adding a New Job to a Process Chain Step

  1. Click New.
  2. Select Job from the Type drop-down list and click Apply.
  3. Select the Domain.
    The domain selection affects which jobs are available and defines the context in which the job will be executed.
  4. Enter an Integer value for Timeout (min) to define the job's maximum run-time.
    A job that exceeds this time span will be stopped and marked as failed.
  5. Select the desired job from the Job drop-down list.
    If the desired job is not displayed, please check the domain setting.
  6. Click Apply to add the job to the process chain.
Note: Please note that only jobs which are enabled via the System Management application are available.

For an overview of all pre-configured jobs please refer to the according reference, see Overview - Intershop Jobs.

Add a New Pipeline to a Process Chain Step

  1. Click New.
  2. Select Pipeline from the Type drop-down box and click the Apply button.
  3. Select the Domain.
    This defines the context in which the pipeline will be executed.
  4. Enter an Integer value for Timeout (min) to define the job's maximum run-time.
    A pipeline that exceeds this time span will be stopped and marked as failed.
  5. Specify the name of the pipeline to be executed.
  6. Specify the pipeline's start node name.
  7. Click Apply to add the job to the process chain.
  8. Optionally: Click on the pipeline name to add parameters which are required for the pipeline execution.
    • To add a new pipeline parameter, click the New button, enter at least one parameter name and click OK.

    • To delete an existing pipeline parameter, select the corresponding checkbox and click Delete.

Remove Process Chain Steps

  1. Select the checkbox of the according step.
    Optionally, in case of groups of steps, select the checkbox in the group box within the gray bar.
  2. Click Delete.

Grouping and Ungrouping of Process Chain Steps

To group steps or step groups into a single group:
  1. Select the checkbox of at least two process chain steps or process chain step groups.
  2. Click Group.
To ungroup process chain steps, select a process chain step group and click Ungroup.
Note: Process chains are always added within one global group, which can be ungrouped. If you remove this whole group, the complete process chain will be removed.

Sorting of Process Chain Steps

To alter the sorting of the steps:

  1. Select the process chain step (mark its checkbox).
    Optionally, to select a process chain step group, select the checkbox within the box of the step group (checkbox in the gray bar).
  2. Use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to alter the sorting.

Setting the Execution Mode of Process Chains and Step Groups

It is possible to change the execution mode of process chain or its step groups.

To change the execution mode:

  1. Select the Execution Mode.
  2. Click Apply.
Table 1. Execution modes
Execution mode Description
SERIAL Steps within this process chain step group will be executed one after another.
PARALLEL Steps within this process chain step group will be executed in parallel.
ERROR Steps within this process chain step group will be executed in case an error occurred.