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Status Future consideration
Workspace Aspera Ideas
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 20, 2022

Provide a list of Custom Orchestrator Ruby Classes, and Read-Only Accessors for them

Through the WorkOrder custom class in a Custom Ruby module, you can access a list of work orders and their statuses and properties. I would like to have access to documentation on all of the custom ruby classes that enable interaction with Orchestrator, and also if possible to have read-only accessors for these classes (e.g. WorkOrderRO being a read-only accessor to WorkOrder) so that, for example, all running workflows can be listed and iterated over without the risk of accidentally assigning a new value to a property with an incorrectly written comparator (= instead of ==, for example).

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 21, 2022

    Example Ruby Code:
    outputs['WorkOrders'] = WorkOrder.find(:all, :conditions=>["status='In Progress'"])

    Produces this in outputs['WorkOrders']:

    [#<WorkOrder id: 464, name: "SQS_WATCHER_L1", workflow_id: 92, workflowName: "SQS_WATCHER_L1", comments: "", status: "In Progress", statusDetails: "Executing Step: Poll Queue for Messages (4497)", branchedFromOrder: nil, launched_by: 1, running_as: 2, workflow_revision_id: 9, initiatedBy: 1, branchedFrom: nil, forkedAt: nil, derivedFrom: nil, master_id: 464, created_at: "2022-09-15 15:00:31", updated_at: "2022-09-15 15:00:33", higherPriority: nil, initiate_date: "2022-09-15 15:00:32", completion_date: nil, priority: 2, max_running: 0, purge_after_days: nil, cleanup_after_days: nil, monitor_id: nil, tags: "|Sony|", label: "Sony - SQS Queue Watcher", exec_priority: 0.6666666666666666>]

    I have spoken with Christophe Thiebot from Orchestrator Professional Services about this if you would like more information from him - if the above is insufficient to proceed with this idea, please let me know what further information you require and I will endeavour to provide it.