Task List

Using this utility, you can execute a task or procedure file.

This document covers the following topics:

A task is created and maintained using the Configuration Manager. For detailed information, see Tasks in the Overview of Object Properties.

Executing a Task

You can execute a task (except Software AG tasks) in the following ways:

Start of instruction set To execute a task or procedure file using the task list

  1. From the Utilities menu, choose Task List.

    Choose the following toolbar button:

    Task List

    The Select Task or Procedure dialog box appears.

    Select Task or Procedure

    The dialog box contains a list of all tasks and procedure files that are allowed for the user, including the transfer tasks for Natural objects. By default, the list of available tasks is shown first.

  2. To display the list of all available procedure files, choose the corresponding option button.

    Select Procedure

    The Debug button only applies to procedures. See Debugging a Procedure File for further information.

  3. Select the desired task or procedure file.

  4. Choose the Execute button.

    The selected task or procedure file is started. When parameters are required, a dialog box appears, for example: 

    Specify required parameters in a dialog box

  5. Enter the parameters in the dialog box and choose the OK button.

    See Transferring Natural Objects for further information.

Terminating a Task

A task is automatically terminated upon completion.

You can also cancel the task during execution. If a dialog box appears during the execution of a task, you can choose the Cancel button to abort the task. In all other cases, the cancelation method depends upon the type of task.

This type of task is canceled as follows
Procedure file task Choose Cancel Procedure from the Utilities menu or choose the corresponding toolbar button. See also: Aborting or Terminating a Procedure File.
Application task Use the application-specific command. For example, in a Windows application, choose Exit from the File menu.
DOS task Enter a DOS command (for example, press CTRL+C).