Wayne State University

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AppWorx

Description

AppWorx is an administrative systems automation tool with which users can do process-dependent scheduling.

Available To

Staff

Key Features

With AppWorx the administrative systems user can:
  • schedule and run predefined modules (programs) or chains (groups of programs) that perform data manipulation in a specific order
  • submit multiple requests
  • review module output, check error messages, and make scheduling changes
  • easily check where jobs are in the queue
  • via an Operator request, change run-time settings if needed
  • provide an historical record of batch executions for two years
A developer can:
  • automate the scheduling of processes (modules) by combining the the requests for multiple processes into a single request-able unit (chain)
  • provide automated and/or manual parameter settings for modules
  • pre-schedule modules and/or chains based upon calendars
  • pre-schedule modules and/or chains to run at regular internals
  • schedule the execution of modules and/or chains based upon the existence of data
  • setup parameter validation so job parameters can be validated at the time of submission in stead of at the time of execution
  • submit multiple requests or set up a job stream for overnight processing
  • check error codes and dynamically change the execution of processes
  • set and enforce complex dependencies between modules and/or chains
Typically, an administrative system data owner works with their C&IT developers to create and schedule modules and chains.

Cost

No cost

Getting Started

In order to use AppWorx you need:
  1. Your AccessID
  2. A unique password, different from your AccessID password
  3. Request access to AppWorx through a management level staff member. Send an email to apptech@lists.wayne.edu or call (313) 577-4758.
  4. An Appworx Client will be installed on your desktop.

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