Guide For Bots-MonitorΒΆ

Note

See also The Quick Start Guide (includes screen-shots of bots-monitor).

Menu in bots-monitor

  1. Home: start page and general information.
  2. Last run: view results of the last run:
    • incoming: view incoming files and results
    • document: view status of business document. An edi file can contain multiple documents (eg orders). In this view are the results of the separate business documents. See setting document views
    • outgoing: view outgoing files and results
    • process errors: view process errors; mostly these will be communication errors.
  3. All runs: view results of all runs:
    • reports: view of all runs and results
    • incoming: view incoming files and results
    • document: view status of business document. An edi file can contain multiple documents (eg orders). In this view are the results of the separate business documents. See setting document views
    • outgoing: view outgoing files and results
    • process errors: view process errors; mostly these will be communication errors.
    • confirmations: view the results of confirmations you wanted and confirmation you gave. See setup confirmations
  4. Select: use criteria like date/time to view results you want to see like eg editype edifact or x12.
    • Note: select screens can also be used using ‘select’ button in other views.
  5. Configuration: configuration of the edi setup.
  6. System tasks (administrators only): read plugins, create plugins, maintain users, etc.
  7. Run: manually start a run of bots-engine:
    • Run (only new): receive, translate, and send new edi messages.
    • Run userindicated rerecieves: receive previously received edi-files again from archive. User has to mark edi-files as ‘re-receive’ via incoming view.
    • Run userindicated resends: resend previously send edi-files again. User has to mark edi-files as ‘re-send’ via outgoing view.

User interface tips

  • View screens often have a star at the beginning of each line; moving over the star will show possible actions.
  • In view screens, you can see the contents of an edi file if you click on the file name.
  • When viewing the contents of an edi file, you can go backwards and forwards to see the processing steps of the file.
  • Might be handy to use tabbed browsing.
  • Bots uses user rights (viewers, administrators and superuser). See setting user rights