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Introduction

The ConsumeNotices Instruction is used to wait for a number of Notices from JS7 - Notice Boards that have been added by a JS7 - PostNotices Instruction. The ConsumeNotices Instruction is a block instruction that can include any other instructions and that will delete the Notices that have been waited for if an order reaches the end of the instruction block.

  • A workflow can include any number of ConsumeNotices Instructions to wait for Notices from the same or from different Notice Boards.
  • Expecting a Notice blocks further execution in a workflow until the Notice becomes available. The expecting order continues after it has successfully found the Notice.

FEATURE AVAILABILITY STARTING FROM RELEASE 2.5.0

Notice

  • A Notice is considered an event that the ConsumeNotices Instruction is waiting for. One or more corresponding PostNotices Instructions create the Notice from the same or from different workflows.
  • Both PostNotices and ConsumeNotices Instructions reference a common Notice Board identified by its name. The Notice Board implements expressions for the PostNotices Instruction and for the ConsumeNotices Instruction to identify a common Notice ID. The Notice ID typically is identified from a common part of each Order ID of the posting order and the expecting order, for example, from the daily plan date.
    • Example
      • An Order ID #2021-07-24#T7142453954-myOrder1 is running in a workflow and meets a PostNotices Instruction. The Notice Board referenced by this instruction includes an expression for the posting order to create a Notice ID based on the daily plan date included with the Order ID. The expression extracts the date from the Order ID, i.e. 2021-07-24, and makes this date the Notice ID.
      • An expecting Order ID #2021-07-24#T7142454683-myOrder2 meets a ConsumeNotices Instruction in its workflow. The instruction similarly applies the expression from the referenced Notice Board to create a Notice ID. In most situations the rule specifying what is to be extracted from an Order ID is the same for the posting order and for the expecting order.
        • If both instructions identify the same Notice ID, i.e. the daily plan date 2021-07-24, then the expectation is met and the order proceeds with the next step following the ConsumeNotices Instruction.
        • If the expectation is not met, for example, if the Notice has not yet been created by a posting order, or if the daily plan date of the Notice ID is not the same for the posting order and for the expecting order, then the expecting order will wait until a matching Notice becomes available.
      • If the last instruction in a ConsumeNotices Instruction block is completed then the Notices that have been waited for will be deleted.
    • Users can manually add and delete Notices to/from a Notice Board to force ConsumeNotices Instructions to be triggered.
  • Any number of workflows can implement PostNotices Instructions and ConsumeNotices Instructions referencing the same or different Notice Boards.
  • Consider that the JS7 - ExpectNotices Instruction works similarly to ConsumeNotices except for the fact that it will not remove related Notices.

Workflow Instruction: ConsumeNotices

  • This instruction can be placed at any position in a workflow including nested instructions such as the JS7 - If InstructionJS7 - Try-Catch Instruction etc.
  • This instruction has a single property: the expression to specify the Notice Boards that the instruction is waiting for.

The ConsumeNotices Instruction is managed from a workflow in the Configuration view of JOC Cockpit:


Users can select one or more Notice Boards from which a Notices are expected. As a result the ConsumeNotices Expression holds the names of the Notice Boards:


In addition users can specify an expression to specify a number of Notice Boards and respective conditions:


Expressions include use of

  • && as an "and" condition
  • || as an "or" condition
  • brackets specify precedence by which conditions are evaluated.

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