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Activating a prompt during a specific time.

  • 1.  Activating a prompt during a specific time.

    Posted 03-04-2015 04:38 PM
    I have a prompt that I would like to only show based on previous user input.

    Has anyone done this?   

    I.E. Prompt states "Would you like to delete the data?"  
                    With a "YES" and "NO" radio button to record the users answer. 

    I would only like to run this prompt if say, &Data_Exists# = Yes.   Currently this prompt runs at the same time as my other prompts do. The problem here is we "technically" don't know if there is data or not. Is there a way to kick this prompt off only when the object it is attached to starts?  


  • 2.  Activating a prompt during a specific time.

    Posted 03-04-2015 05:31 PM
    @Jennifer Jinhong has posted about how to use a "dynamic promptset" behavior that you might find useful. https://community.automic.com/discussion/1020/dynamic-promptset

    Another option would be to re-word the question to "If we have data, should we deleted it".

    Another option would be to use script and the :READ function to prompt the user at the right time.

    Another option would be to install a CALL/Notify step that asks for user input at run time only if there is data.


  • 3.  Activating a prompt during a specific time.

    Posted 03-05-2015 02:19 PM
    Thank you, I will look into these. I did ask the question about re-wording but I don't think the users will like that very much unfortunately. 


  • 4.  Activating a prompt during a specific time.

    Posted 03-06-2015 03:47 PM
    What you could do is check for data then have an object after this check. If there is data, this object runs and kicks up your prompt. If there is no data, you could use the MODIFY_TASK function to skip the object to no prompt is generated. 


  • 5.  Activating a prompt during a specific time.

    Posted 03-10-2015 03:12 PM
    Yeah, the only problem is in ECC it kicks the prompt up to the corner if its not generated in the start of the job. The users would over look the small box that shows up in the corner if we "generate at runtime"


  • 6.  Activating a prompt during a specific time.

    Posted 03-11-2015 11:53 AM

    I think using a PromptSet is the wrong choice for an interactive user pop-up.  We use the CALL/STANDARD type of object for this.  It presents a YES/NO pop-up to our staff and we can customize the on-screen message.  The button they press alters the return code for that step.  Then the following steps behave according to this return code.



  • 7.  Activating a prompt during a specific time.

    Posted 03-17-2015 11:15 AM
    I ended up with  a prompt that displays a combo-box with a message based on the parameters. The user has to select a approve/deny which I use for validation to delete the data or cancel the workflow.