I've been doing some thinking over the past little while and I have a question to send out there to the community.
Rather than reinvent the wheel for the problem I wondered if anyone else had come across this type of overall project management situation in regards to Monarch.
In a larger corporation where multiple reports may need processing at multiple sites, we have a situation where a centralized analyst team create the Monarch projects, test them out and are accountable for distribution to the users who require them and supporting them as issues arise.
So far, we have created batch files to run the jobs and created short cut buttons for the end users to execute them.
This does pose a couple of challenges I'd like to overcome. Firstly, All files have to be loaded in the same directories and folders for the projects to run. Even the input reports used have to be called exactly the same in order for the batch to run and work successfully.
Secondly, It's becoming messier for the end users to use and keep the batch files in order. When they have several projects that are run each day and more each week and month, etc. That's a lot of shortcut files for them to keep track of and use correctly.
A solution I'm thinking of would be for some sort of overall delivery system that could be written in VBscript to cover all this. I suspect it could scan a directory or folder and come up with a selection of buttons on a gui rather than a large amount of shortcuts on the windows desktop and might keep things in better order. I suspect I could use the script to even do some sorting and controlling of the input that goes into the Monarch project, renaming and joining text files to ensure the input report file is in the correct format.
My thoughts are a little all over the place on this and I've not fully thought through the exact details on how to get it going, but I was wondering if anyone had come across this type of situation, how it was handled or if there were any other ideas or inputs on this. :cool: