Close embedded popup input within a ForEeach Loop

Last post 08-20-2016, 11:20 AM by ZeroCool. 4 replies.
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  • Close embedded popup input within a ForEeach Loop
    Posted: 07-12-2016, 8:24 PM

    I have a ForEach loop that runs through a list of clients. A few of the clients will trigger a popup option. The problem is that there can be enough time between popups that it triggers the timeout event, breaking the workflow. I've been using an informational popup box after the selection as a workaround, but is there an option that I'm missing that will close a popup input box once satisfied?

  • Re: Close embedded popup input within a ForEeach Loop
    Posted: 07-13-2016, 2:49 PM

    Are you looking for a solution that allows you to increase the timeout or a way for the popup input activity to be skipped when some certain action is taken from a previous popup input?

    The workflow itself cannot control the popup (i.e. close it) when it is shown on the user's screen.  You can set a timeout on the activity which will fail the activity if the user doesn't fill out the form in a certain amout of time.



  • Re: Close embedded popup input within a ForEeach Loop
    Posted: 08-20-2016, 10:41 AM

    I was actually seeing two issues. First, I'd get the timeout error. Secondly, after the user inputs the last of the variables the popup window would lock their Commcell Console access until the script completed (which would usually take several minutes).

    The first part was solved via a registry edit called nWFRESPONSETIMEOUT . I just increased it and I haven't seen an issue since.

    The second issue with the popup window locking the session I had found a less than elegant solution. After the input popup I inserted a simple alert-style informational window. Just so it looks like it serves a purpose, I have it display a "Job is now starting" message, but really it kills the popup box and frees the user to work on other things as the workflow is running.


  • Re: Close embedded popup input within a ForEeach Loop
    Posted: 08-20-2016, 10:50 AM

    You can use the endusersession activity to end the interactive session. Otherwise the GUI will continue to wait because it does not know if there are subsequent popups

  • Re: Close embedded popup input within a ForEeach Loop
    Posted: 08-20-2016, 11:20 AM

    Yeah I would normally use that, but in this case I was asked to give them the option of showing the workflow summary as either an email or a popup. Ending the session prevents the summary popup to appear.

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