Documentation / Best practices appstore module Microflow Scheduled Event Manager
Is there some more documentation available for Microflow Scheduled Event Manager ? Who is using the module and what is the experience? First questions: You cannot download it to include in directly your 8.9 project. So I first I downloaded Scheduler_v1.4.0_8.3.0_20191118.mpk on my file system and opened it using the 7.23.7 modeler, but there it says However you can import the downloaded module from your filesystem into the 8.9 project, so that is what I did. I expected the imported module to appear in the App Store module node in my project, but it appeared as a (regular) module in my project, is there a way to change that? The documentation is not very clear to me, I tried several things , but I don’t have a clue of what I am doing, other than creating actions, refer to a microflow and add schedule info. What are scheduler runtime instances and what can/needs to be configured? I see Maintenance, Restart, Delete buttons? What is the difference between a job and an action. On the job status page , the Evaluate button? On the Actions page, the Schedule and the Stop button? I assume this is a great module to be able to maintain scheduled microflow info in a running system in order to replace the Scheduled Events in the Studio, right? What we learned from using scheduled events maintained in Studio, is that you need to stop/start the application in order for the changed schedule to become active Any feedback of best practices / experience with using the Scheduler module vs scheduled events in Studio is appreciated.
Gerrit van Kammen
I am using it, but always try to avoid it to be honest. It's pretty complex and time consuming to get right in my experience.
In almost all applications where i saw it being used, the initial sentiment was that it would be essential. But after some time in production it then became clear the schedules hardly ever change. Having the module was not worth the complexity of explaining to maintenance people what is does and how to use it. And fixing the errors caused by misconfiguration.
I would not be able to explain exactly what to do in a few sentences, maybe someone out here can? I learned it by playing with it.
I hope this helps a little.
Maybe also try the other app for this, the Microflow Scheduler: https://appstore.home.mendix.com/link/app/435/. In my opinion, it is easier and more intuïtive, built by Erwin ‘t Hoen, who did a great job with it. It is an oldie though, the latest release was in 2016 for 6.1.0. But just install it, compare them for yourself.
I agree with Richard Bakker‘s 2015 comment on Microflow Scheduled Event Manager that we do not need two separate AppstoreApps for this functionality, so please after your comparison-adventure add your findings in comments in both apps in the AppStore.