After you publish a chain, you can run it to perform its commands:
- To run a chain without a set schedule, run it manually.
- To have a chain run automatically, set its schedule.
- To automatically run a chain based on an event in a connected solution, use a trigger event.
Note: To start a chain after another chain completes, use the Run Chain event to string them together.
Manually Run a Chain
To manually run a chain, select it in your workspace, and then click Executeand Run Chain.
Schedule When to Automatically Run a Chain
To automatically run a chain on a routine basis or during a specific date range, add and set its schedules.
- In the chain, click Chain Settings.
- Under Schedules , click Add .
- Select the timezone for the schedule, and enter the time to run the chain.
- Under Frequency, select how often to run the chain, such as every few hours or once monthly.
- To run the chain during only a specific time period, enter its start and end dates.
- Click Apply.
After you add a schedule, you can manage when it runs:
- To temporarily stop a chain from starting at a set time, click Disable Schedule for the schedule.
- To update a set frequency, click Edit for the schedule.
- To remove a schedule, click its Delete .
Start a Chain Based on a Trigger Event
To automatically run a chain based on an event in a connection solution, start it with a trigger event:
- To start a chain when an Anaplan® Export action contains a new record, use the Anaplan Export New Record trigger event.
- To start a chain based on a BlackLine® Journal Service event, such as a new certified journal entry, use the BlackLine Journal Service trigger event.
- To start a chain when a File Utils connector detects an event—such as Create, Modify, or Delete—in a file directory, use the File Events trigger event.
Note: You can include only one trigger event in a chain.
View Run History
For details about a chain's runs, from Chains , click Build, and select Versions from the chain's menu.
To view a history of all chains in the workspace, from Chains , click Monitor, and select the status of the runs to view. For information about a specific run, such as to determine at which step the chain had an error, select the run.
To then view a history of the chain's runs, click All History; to view the chain itself, click Back to Execute.
Analyze Chain Usage
To track and analyze the usage and success of your chains, from Chains , click Home, and select the period of time to analyze.
Note: To focus on chains within specific environments in your workspace, click Filter , and select the environments to analyze.
From Home, you can monitor:
- Chain Results, for how many chains succeeded, failed, or resulted in a warning during the set time period.
- Activity Feed, for an audit log of updates to chains during the set time period, including who makes the change and when.
- Command Stats, to track how many commands run during the set time period.
To update a metric with the latest activity, click Refresh.