Ratan Balaji (Ratan)
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Posted: August 20, 2017
Last activity: November 6, 2018
Posted: 20 Aug 2017 1:01 EDT
Last activity: 6 Nov 2018 20:02 EST

StartMethod - Monitor All | How to manually start an application?

Hello folks,

I am trying to implement a simple Pega - RDA integration.

Requirement : I need to populate the content of a Notepad file on my Pega screen.

Implementation so far : I have added and global container and added the robotactivity component as well. The call from Pega to "Runtime" is smooth.

Query: Since this is a desktop application, let's say i pass a list of filepath's from pega to RDA (one per each screen),

this means, i should not be having a new notepad file open, rather i should be "Starting" notepad app everytime the RobotActivity is invoked from Pega. (idelly on the Pega's preprocessing point before the file's content is populated on screen)

In this case, i think i should change the "StartMethod" of the Notepad app from "Start" to "MonitorAll". In this case, how do "Start" the application??

Note: I have written the automation in such a way that it opens a new / empty notepad file after which i make use of the "open" menu and pass the intended file's path as a parameter by which i open the actual file and read the content of it.

The reason i am looking out to change the start method is because it is not conventional to keep the application running as soon as the adapter gets started, rather the app should launch only when invoked by a Robot Activity.

Please let me know what i am missing.

Thanks in advance,

Ratan Balaji

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