Creating an Event Monitor

Connect the GUI to Robot Schedule, expand scheduling objects, and select event monitors.

Double-click an existing monitor, or right-click and select new.

Enter in the name, description, type and days to retain history.

There are 3 types of monitors: file monitors, directory monitors, and member monitors.

Enter in the cycle information - when this is valid and how often to check.  
        If the range is blank, the monitor is valid 24 hours.
        If a file arrives outside that range, the monitor will not run.
Enter the path to the file, or use the magnifying glass to select the path.
You can enter in a path and specific file for Robot to look for.  We also support wildcards.

  • * monitors for all files in the directory.
  • a* monitors for all files starting with "a"
  • *.txt monitors for files with the .txt extension

Select what to monitor for: added, removed, changed, or reaching a threshold.

Enabling or Disabling an Event Monitor

To hold the monitor, right-click on the monitor, and select disable.  To start the monitor, right-click and select enable.

Using the Event Monitor as a Job Prerequisite

Find your job, and double-click to bring up the properties.  Select the reactivity tab.

Select the add event monitor button on the right, and find the monitor you created.

Viewing Event Monitor History

Right-click on the event monitor, and select event monitor history.  This will show when a monitor was triggered, as well as the event data.  The event data will be the event that triggered the monitor.  For example, if we are monitoring for a file, we will see the name of the file that arrived in the directory.

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