2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2017 10:12 AM by Anu Moorthy RSS

    Automate using batch files in DataWatch Monarch 14 in a stand alone desktop

    Anu Moorthy

      Hi DataWatch  community,

          I am trying to have a batch file that will help me automate all the prj files in my stand alone desktop.  When I run the batch file, it opens the Monarch 14 and just stops there.

      I was able to export the result into the text file by specifying the file in the /exp command line option in the previous version of monarch 9.

      When I was searching this forum on this issue, I found people say that "Since 11.6 the batch commands simply don't work unless you buy a $25,000 license for a desktop version with automation support."

      Is it really TRUE??


      Thank you for all your help!



        • Re: Automate using batch files in DataWatch Monarch 14 in a stand alone desktop
          Grant Perkins



          The original form of Batch File processing was indeed deprecated from V11.5 (iirc)


          I suspect the were a number of reasons for the decision some of them forward looking in terms of under the hood changes and other matters.


          I would be surprised if some commercial considerations went unconsidered.


          There are some options for different levels of back end automation of Monarch processes whether Classic Monarch or Data Prep Studio as it advances in functionality.


          As for the licensing costs I cannot comment as I don't know. I would suggest you or your software purchasing people contact Datawatch to discuss it.


          Bear in mind that in certain requirement situations entire organisations have been almost entirely run on the basis of reports produced and automated (in the old way which was quite technically intensive) by one person. A newer approach where fewer technical skills are re required and the system can be created and supported without so much effort may just be less expensive and more deployable as well as, potentially, more secure and less exposed to a single point of failure (the loss of the person who developed it).


          Just something to consider generally, although it may not have particular relevance in your situation.