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Introduction

Workflows, Jobs and Orders are the basic objects used for workload automation.

  • A workflow includes a number of instructions such as whether to execute a job, fork processing, acquire a resource lock etc.
    • Workflows implement a directed acyclic graph (DAG). Any number of jobs can be included in a workflow.
    • Workflows and dependent objects such as resource locks are deployed to a Controller.
    • Workflows are digitally signed for JS7 - Deployment.
  • An order is added to a workflow and is scheduled for a given date and time. The order will pass along the nodes of the workflow and is subject to a number of JS7 - Order State Transitions.
    • Any number of orders can be processed in parallel by a workflow.
    • Orders are submitted to a Controller. This can be achieved using schedules that add orders for workflow execution to the JS7 - Daily Plan. In addition, orders can be added ad hoc by user intervention and they can be added from file order sources, i.e. from files that arrive in directories that are subject to JS7 - File Watching.

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