Process Overview

Use

The process overview is the initial screen of Process Monitoring. It displays the workflow of a particular process, such as seat reservation, and is structured as follows:

The process overview is made up of two windows:

·        The right-hand window contains a graphical display of the process flow together with the components that the process runs through. The rectangles represent the components, such as XI Integration Server and Adapter Framework. The red indicator enables you to quickly identify whether errors have occurred in the process and if so, where. You can use the plus sign to open a component and display the route of the data within this component. For example, this may display whether the inbound data was transferred to the receiver directly, or whether it was put in the inbound queue first.

Selecting the symbols for inbound (), incorrect (), open () or outbound () instances brings up a list of the corresponding instances for the component in question.

·        The left-hand window consists of the following:

Ў        Below the process title, you see whether error messages from the self-monitoring of the Process Monitoring exist. If messages exist, you can select the information icon to view them.

The area below the process title also shows you whether Monitoring is activated () or whether it has been deactivated (), as well as the time at which this was done.

Under Settings you can view further settings and administrative settings, such as information about resource administration and reorganization, and detailed messages of self-monitoring.

Ў        The group box View tells you whether you are currently in the process overview or the instance view. If you choose Display Involved Components Only, only those components of the process are taken into account, whose data has come up. If you select this option, it is valid for both the process overview and the instance view. 

Ў        The group box Analysis Period enables you to specify the time interval according to which you want to filter the data, such as unlimited or last week. If you choose Dynamic selection, additional input fields are displayed, allowing you to enter a time interval of your choice.

Below the time interval details, a message indicates whether or not errors have occurred in the process flow. Clicking the status icon displays a list of all the instances that are affected.

Ў        In the group box Statistical Data, you can see how many process instances have run in total, and how many are open, incorrect or complete. You can also see the aggregated values for the process duration, that is the average, minimum and maximum process duration. Selecting the number of open, incorrect, completed process instances, or all process instances displays a list of corresponding process instances. In the graphic shown above, the number of incorrect instances was selected.

The list of instances displays the status, start and duration of the instances, among other things. When an instance is complete, a clock symbol is displayed in the Completed column. However, no distinction is made here between an instance that completed successfully, and one that completed with errors. The duration column enables you to quickly identify long-running processes. If you select a process instance from the list, you are taken to the Instance View.

You can perform a search within the instance list. For the number, you can select all, first 50 and last 50. If you want to restrict the search even further, you can call the advanced search by choosing the corresponding symbol ().

The advanced search allows you to filter instances according to attributes/value pairs. For example, you can search for all instances that have the interface name Seat Availability. The advanced search is also referred to as a global search, because it refers to the entire data area present.

Analogous to the global search, there is also a local search. To search locally, you can simply enter the required values in the first column of the instance list and select the filter icon. However, this simply filters the search using the data displayed in the table.

Example

For more information about using the process overview, see the section Examples for Using Process Monitoring.

 Process Monitoring Display and Administration