Step by Step Instructions to Test EXTOL Inbound 850->Database Project in Local Server
In our previous post, we discussed out how to set-up the EBI 3 objects to translate an inbound x12 850 into database tables. In the post below we will review how to use the Studio Admin to test our inbound 850 set-up.
Step 1 - Admin Console
The first step to start the testing process, for the EBI user, will be clicking on the Admin Console at the top right of the EBI Studio.
Step 2 - Launch Local Test Server
Next the EBI user will want to launch the Local Test Server. The EBI user can do this by clicking on the green arrow at the top of the EBI Studio.
Step 3 - Review Open Projects in Workspace
The EBI user will want to review their open projects in the 'Workspace' section. If the project is not open then the project will not be displayed. Also, if there are errors with any of the projects/packages/objects, the respective project will not be shown. In this example we selected the two objects highlighted because we need to execute a File Monitor and process inbound EDI data; the Inbound EDI route will identify the x12 data and call a subsequent business process.
Step 4 - Selected Scenarios
Once the EBI user sees the objects for the process they want to test, drag them over to the 'Selected Scenarios' section of the Admin Console. A deploying objects box will pop-up and disappear when they are deployed. The advantage of performing this step allows the user to define what he or she wants to test. If we did not have the Selected Scenarios EBI would try to load ALL open projects. This would require much CPU and memory.
Step 5 - Server Projects
If the objects deployed correctly and the server is started, users will see projects/packages be listed under the Server Projects section of the Admin Console.
Step 6 - Resource Monitors
Next the EBI user will want to click on the Resource Monitors tab at the top. Once there the EBI user should see their File Monitor stopped.
To start the File Monitor click the green arrow on the far right, top of the screen.
Once started, the File Monitor will turn on and pick up any data that was in the directory it targets.
Step 7 - Auditor
To see if the inbound process completed, the EBI user will need to click on the Auditor tab at the top of the EBI Studio.
Review the Log Entries section to see if the process completed or failed. In this example there was an error to indicate the process failed.
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