1 Reply Latest reply: May 15, 2014 9:58 AM by Grant Perkins RSS

    Monarch v8 Marcos\scripting

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      I am a new Monarch user and finding it very easy to use, but will be using it for a specific need to reformat data for EDI requirements.


      Therefore once a report is setup it can be run many times without the need for alteration.  This lends itself to an automatic macroscript.


      Can someone tell me the best way of doing this, as the manual does refer to it

        • Monarch v8 Marcos\scripting
          Grant Perkins



          Have you had a look at Chapter 9 of the included help?


          Using commands to automate Monarch through the use of batch files is explained there.


          If you have a programming background you might also consider using VB programs. There is a programmer's guide which can be downloaded from the Datawatch Web site.


          In some ways how you approach the need will depend on what you want the task to do. Is it something that can be set up to run at a specific time or times during the day or does it need an 'on event' activation - for example a file appearing at a specific location?


          If it is the latter, or you have large volumes of incoming files to process and distribute the results at random times during the day, you may need to consider a fully programmed solution to 'watch' a folder and take action when a report appears.


          Alternatively, if volumes are high and the requirement is critical to work flow, look at upgrading to Monarch Datapump which adds input monitoring and processing, together with output distribution, to the core Monarch functionality to provide a comprehensive answer to such requirements without the need to create and maintain any additional code.


          I hope these suggestions give you a starting point. There are a number of regular contributors here who do far more with scripting and programmed integration than I do and I am sure they will be along soon to add their advice.


          Have fun.