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This page lists QPR ProcessAnalyzer commands that can be used in the SQL scripts. Each command precedes one or two SQL queries, which sets parameters for the command or defines the data used by the command.

--#CallWebService

Extracts data via Web Service. This command takes one SELECT query as parameter.

Query

Configures the command using a SELECT statement returning two columns: the first column is for a key and the second one is for a value of that key. The values in both the key column and in the value column are of type NVARCHAR. The supported keys for this command are:

Address
Defines the URI of the service to call. Mandatory.
Method
Defines the HTTP method to use for the call. Must be any of the following: GET (default), POST, PUT, DELETE. Optional.
Body
Defines the message body text to send to the service. Default value is empty. Optional.
Encoding
Defines the encoding method to use. The supported options are listed in https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.text.encoding%28v=vs.110%29.aspx. Default value is UTF8. Optional.
Timeout
Number of milliseconds to wait before the request times out. Default value is 60000. Optional.
ExecuteInClientSide
Defines whether the web service call is made from the QPR ScriptLauncher or from the server. TRUE or 1, the call is executed in the ScriptLauncher. FALSE or 0, the call is executed in the server. Default value is FALSE. Optional.
DefaultNetworkCredentials
Optional. Defines the possibility to use default network credentials in web service calls:
1 = use the default network credentials.
0 = don't use the default network credentials.
If CallWebService command is run in the server side (ExecuteInClientSide=False), the default network credentials can be used only if in the server configuration AllowForwardingNetworkCredentials is true (it is false by default). Otherwise, if the CallWebService command is run in the client side (ExecuteInClientSide=True), the default network credentials can always be used.
CatchOperationExceptions
Optional. Defines whether to stop the script execution or to continue to run the script from the next statement if an exception occurs when running the script:
1 = don't stop execution of the script, continue running the script from the next statement.
0 = stop execution of the current script and show the exception.
The following script variables will be set and are shown in the script log:
@_ExceptionOccurred If there was an exception, then this value is 1, otherwise 0. INT.
@_ExceptionType If there was an exception, shows the C# class name for the exception, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionMessage If there was an exception, contains a message that would have been displayed, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionDetails If there was an exception, contains the details that would have been displayed, including the system stack trace, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
<other parameters>
All the rest of the passed parameters not listed above are added as extra headers to the request. For example, Content-Type and Accept HTTP headers can be added. Optional.

Result

The result of the request is passed to the script following the CallWebService operation in the following variables:

@_ResponseText The response text received from the remote server. If there was an error in processing the request, this will contain the received error message. NVARCHAR(MAX).
@_ResponseStatusCode The numeric status code received from the remote server. INT.
@_ResponseSuccess True only if the request returned status code that represents a success. BIT.

See examples at the CallWebService Script Examples page.

--#Commit

Commits the currently open SQL transaction in the sandbox database and starts a new transaction. The commit command can be executed at any point in the script. Note that the command does not have any parameters, i.e. there is no preceding SELECT statement before the --#Commit statement.

If the commit command is not used, the database transaction in the sandbox database is committed when the script is completed. On the other hand, if the script execution encounters an error, the SQL transaction is rolled back.

The commit command is useful in following circumstances:

  • If the sandbox database is configured to allow storing permanent objects, commit can be used to preserve changes even if the script execution encounters an error.
  • When the scripting is handling large amount of data, it's better to make commits during the script run, so that the database transaction log doesn't grow too large.
  • Committing changes makes them visible for other users in the database.

Example:

--#Commit

--#Exit

Stops the execution of the script and gives a message to the user. This command takes one SELECT query as its parameter.

Configures the command using a SELECT statement returning two columns: the first column is for a key and the second one is for a value of that key. The values in both the key column and in the value column are of type NVARCHAR. The supported keys for this command are:

Exit
Defines whether to stop the script execution:
1 = stop execution of the current script and call the script defined by the RunScriptId parameter if it is given.
0 = if a value for the RunScriptId parameter is given, pause the execution of the current script and call the given script, then resume running the current script after the given script ends. If a value for RunScriptId is not given, do not pause or stop execution of the current script.
MessageText
Text to be shown to the user after the script execution is finished if the script finished because of the Exit command, i.e. when Exit=1. The default value is "Script execution finished.", which is shown also when the script finished normally, i.e. when Exit=0. The text is also written to the script log.
RunScriptId
Optional. The Id of the script to be run. Can be empty. Note that the script can call itself, so be careful not to create a looping script.
CatchOperationExceptions
Optional. Defines whether to stop the script execution or to continue to run the script from the next statement if an exception occurs when running the script:
1 = don't stop execution of the script, continue running the script from the next statement.
0 = stop execution of the current script and show the exception.
The following script variables will be set and are shown in the script log:
@_ExceptionOccurred If there was an exception, then this value is 1, otherwise 0. INT
@_ExceptionType If there was an exception, shows the C# class name for the exception, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionMessage If there was an exception, contains a message that would have been displayed, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionDetails If there was an exception, contains the details that would have been displayed, including the system stack trace, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.

See examples at the Exit Script Examples page.

--#GetAnalysis

--#GetAnalysis command is deprecated and it will be removed in a future release. Use the more flexible --#RunQuery command instead.

Creates an analysis from the data which the preceding SQL statements given as parameters provide. This command can take several queries, one for every analysis to be performed. These queries and analysis results are independent from one another. Contains information about the scripts that are running and have been run.​

Configures the command using a SELECT statement returning two columns: the first column is for a key and the second one is for a value of that key. The values in both the key column and in the value column are of type NVARCHAR. The supported keys for this command are:

<Analysis Parameter>
The --#GetAnalysis command supports the following analysis types:
  • Path=3
  • Cases=5
  • Events=6
  • EventTypes=7
  • Variations=8
  • UserPermissions=11: Opens a detailed list of users in server​
  • OperationLog=12: Opens the operation log of ProcessAnalyzer​
  • Flows=13
  • Influencers=14: Root causes analysis
  • DataTableAnalysis=18: Reads a data table from SQL server and stores it in temporary table​
  • Etl=19
  • EtlReport=20
  • RunScript=25
  • DurationInfluence=29
  • FilterReport=30
  • ScriptLogReport=32
  • ExpressionAnalysis=33
TargetTable
The temporary table to which the analysis is to be stored. When the TargetTable parameter is used, the "Table" result type of the ForceAnalysisResultType parameter is also automatically used. If the specified temporary table already exists in the database then its contents are deleted before storing analysis.
Show
Optional. If TRUE or 1, the analysis is opened after the script is run. If the Show parameter is set to TRUE or 1 and the TargetTable parameter is used in the same GetAnalysis command, the analysis result is stored in the target table in tabular format.
Title
Optional. Name of the CSV file created when Show is TRUE or 1. Default value is the name of the analysis type.
CatchOperationExceptions
Optional. Defines whether to stop the script execution or to continue to run the script from the next statement if an exception occurs when running the script:
1 = don't stop execution of the script, continue running the script from the next statement.
0 = stop execution of the current script and show the exception.
The following script variables will be set and are shown in the script log:
@_ExceptionOccurred If there was an exception, then this value is 1, otherwise 0. INT
@_ExceptionType If there was an exception, shows the C# class name for the exception, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionMessage If there was an exception, contains a message that would have been displayed, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionDetails If there was an exception, contains the details that would have been displayed, including the system stack trace, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
MaximumCount
Used with Operation Log Analysis analysis type. Integer. The maximum amount of rows returned. Optional. Default value is 1000.

See examples at the GetAnalysis Script Examples page.

--#ImportDataTable

Imports data from an SQL query to a datatable. This command takes two SELECT queries as parameters.

First Query

Configures the command using a SELECT statement returning two columns: the first column is for a key and the second one is for a value of that key. The values in both the key column and in the value column are of type NVARCHAR. The supported keys for this command are:

ProjectId or ProjectName
The id or the name of the project in which the target data table exists.
DataTableId or DataTableName
The id or the name of the existing/new target data table.
Append
Defines what to do with an existing contents of the target datatable. When value is 1, existing rows in the target datatable are not deleted (also new columns in the imported data are created to the datatable). When value is 0, existing rows in the target datatable are deleted before the import (columns are still preserved). Not used when creating a new data table.
CatchOperationExceptions
Optional. Defines whether to stop the script execution or to continue to run the script from the next statement if an exception occurs when running the script:
1 = don't stop execution of the script, continue running the script from the next statement.
0 = stop execution of the current script and show the exception.
The following script variables will be set and are shown in the script log:
@_ExceptionOccurred If there was an exception, then this value is 1, otherwise 0. INT
@_ExceptionType If there was an exception, shows the C# class name for the exception, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionMessage If there was an exception, contains a message that would have been displayed, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionDetails If there was an exception, contains the details that would have been displayed, including the system stack trace, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.

Second Query

<data>
The database query whose results are to be imported. Note that if the query doesn't return any data, the datatable is not created.

See examples at the ImportDataTable Script Examples page.

--#ImportOdbcQuery

Extracts data from an ODBC data source and imports it to QPR ProcessAnalyzer datatable or temporary table. Column names from the query result as used. If a column name contains illegal characters for table names, the illegal characters are converted to be underscore characters. Columns are extracted as text data. To use ImportOdbcQuery, define a SELECT statement returning two columns: the first column is for a key and the second one is for a value of that key. The values in both the key column and in the value column are of type NVARCHAR. The supported keys for this command are:

TargetTable
The temporary table to which the data is to be imported. If not used, define the target using the ProjectId/ProjectName, DataTableId/DataTableName, and Append parameters described below.
ProjectId / ProjectName
The id or the name of the project in which the target data table exists.
DataTableId / DataTableName
The id or the name of the existing/new target data table.
Append
Defines what to do with an existing target data table and its contents. TRUE or any other Integer than "0" = the target data table and its existing contents are not deleted before import. If a user imports into a data table with 'Append' = FALSE or "0", the contents of the data table are deleted before the import. If a user imports into a temporary table (i.e. TargetTable) with 'Append' = FALSE or "0", then the whole temporary table is deleted before the import. Not used when creating a new data table.
CatchOperationExceptions
Optional. Defines whether to stop the script execution or to continue to run the script from the next statement if an exception occurs when running the script:
1 = don't stop execution of the script, continue running the script from the next statement.
0 = stop execution of the current script and show the exception.
The following script variables will be set and are shown in the script log:
@_ExceptionOccurred If there was an exception, then this value is 1, otherwise 0. INT
@_ExceptionType If there was an exception, shows the C# class name for the exception, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionMessage If there was an exception, contains a message that would have been displayed, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionDetails If there was an exception, contains the details that would have been displayed, including the system stack trace, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
OdbcConnectionString
The ODBC driver connection string that includes the settings needed to establish the initial connection. Mandatory. See OdbcConnection.ConnectionString Property in Microsoft Development Network for more information on the possible connection strings.
OdbcConnectionStringKey
Secure string key for the connection string. Alternative for the OdbcConnectionString property.
OdbcQueryString
The SQL query string. Mandatory. Note that if the query doesn't return any data, the target data table or temporary table is not created.
ExecuteInClientSide
Defines whether the command is executed from the QPR ScriptLauncher or from the server. This parameter is used when there is no server connection available, for example. TRUE or 1, the query is executed in the QPR ScriptLauncher. FALSE or 0, the query is executed in the server. Supports only data table as the import destination. If 'TargetTable' has been defined as the import destination and the value of this parameter is given as TRUE or 1, you will receive an error message. Optional. Default value is FALSE.

See examples in the ImportOdbcQuery Script Examples page.

--#ImportOleDbQuery

Extracts data from an OLE DB data source and imports it to QPR ProcessAnalyzer datatable or a temporary table. Column names from the query result are used. It is possible to both create new datatables as well as modify existing datatables with this command. To use the ImportOleDbQuery, define a SELECT statement returning two columns: the first column is for a key and the second one is for a value of that key. The values in both the key column and in the value column are of type NVARCHAR. The supported keys for this command are:

TargetTable
The temporary table to which the data is to be imported. If not used, define the target using the ProjectId/ProjectName, DataTableId/DataTableName, and Append parameters described below.
ProjectId / ProjectName
The id or the name of the project in which the target data table exists.
DataTableId / DataTableName
The id or the name of the existing/new target data table.
Append
Defines what to do with an existing target data table and its contents. TRUE or any other Integer than "0" = the target data table and its existing contents are not deleted before import. If a user imports into a data table with 'Append' = FALSE or "0", the contents of the data table are deleted before the import. If a user imports into a temporary table(i.e. TargetTable) with 'Append' = FALSE or "0", then the whole temporary table is deleted before the import. Not used when creating a new data table.
CatchOperationExceptions
Optional. Defines whether to stop the script execution or to continue to run the script from the next statement if an exception occurs when running the script:
1 = don't stop execution of the script, continue running the script from the next statement.
0 = stop execution of the current script and show the exception.
The following script variables will be set and are shown in the script log:
@_ExceptionOccurred If there was an exception, then this value is 1, otherwise 0. INT
@_ExceptionType If there was an exception, shows the C# class name for the exception, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionMessage If there was an exception, contains a message that would have been displayed, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionDetails If there was an exception, contains the details that would have been displayed, including the system stack trace, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
OleDbConnectionString
The OLE DB connection string that includes the settings needed to establish the initial connection. Mandatory. See OleDbConnection.ConnectionString Property in Microsoft Development Network for more information on the possible connection strings.
OleDbQueryString
The SQL query string. Mandatory. Note that if the query doesn't return any data, the target data table or temporary table is not created.
ExecuteInClientSide
Defines whether the command is executed from the QPR ScriptLauncher or from the server. This parameter is used when there is no server connection available, for example. TRUE or 1, the query is executed in the QPR ScriptLauncher. FALSE or 0, the query is executed in the server. Supports only data table as the import destination. If 'TargetTable' has been defined as the import destination and the value of this parameter is given as TRUE or any other Integer than "0", you will receive an error message. Optional. Default value is FALSE.

See examples at the ImportOleDbQuery Script Examples page.

--#ImportSalesforceQuery

Extracts data from the Salesforce cloud using its REST API and imports the data to a datatable. The command takes one SELECT query as its parameter. If the query doesn't return any data, the target data table or temporary table is not created.

More information about the Salesforce REST API: https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.api_rest.meta/api_rest/intro_rest.htm.

Query

Configures the command using a SELECT statement returning two columns: the first column is for a key and the second one is for a value of that key. The values in both the key column and in the value column are of type NVARCHAR. The supported keys for this command are:

TargetTable
Temporary table to which the data is imported. If not used, define the target using the ProjectId/ProjectName, DataTableId/DataTableName, and Append parameters described below.
ProjectId / ProjectName
Id or the name of the project in which the target datatable is located.
DataTableId / DataTableName
Id or the name of the target data table. If DataTableName is used, the ProjectId or ProjectName can also be used to define the project where the datatable is located.
Append
Defines what to do with an existing target data table contents. TRUE or 1, existing contents of the target datatable is not deleted in the import. When FALSE or 0, existing contents of the target datatable are deleted before importing new data. Not used when creating a new data table.
CatchOperationExceptions
Optional. Defines whether to stop the script execution or to continue to run the script from the next statement if an exception occurs when running the script:
1 = don't stop execution of the script, continue running the script from the next statement.
0 = stop execution of the current script and show the exception.
The following script variables will be set and are shown in the script log:
@_ExceptionOccurred If there was an exception, then this value is 1, otherwise 0. INT
@_ExceptionType If there was an exception, shows the C# class name for the exception, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionMessage If there was an exception, contains a message that would have been displayed, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionDetails If there was an exception, contains the details that would have been displayed, including the system stack trace, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
SalesforceUser
Username for the Salesforce cloud.
SalesforcePW
Password for the Salesforce cloud.
SalesforcePWKey
Secure string key for the stored Salesforce password. Alternative for the SalesforcePW property.
SalesforceUrl
Optional. Salesforce web service url.
SalesforceQueryMode
Optional. Determines which Salesforce query function to use. One of the following values (1, 2 or 3) can be used:
1: QueryAll (default): Executes specified SOQL query, except unlike Query, QueryAll returns records that are deleted because of a merge or delete. More information: https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.api_rest.meta/api_rest/resources_queryall.htm.
2: Query: Executes the specified SOQL query. More information: https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.api_rest.meta/api_rest/resources_query.htm)
3: sObject Describe: Completely describes the individual metadata at all levels for the specified object. For example, this can be used to retrieve the fields, URLs, and child relationships for the Account object. More information: https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.api_rest.meta/api_rest/resources_sobject_describe.htm).
SalesforceQuery
Query to run in the Salesforce cloud to fetch the data, defined as SOQL (Salesforce Object Query Language). More information: https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.236.0.soql_sosl.meta/soql_sosl/sforce_api_calls_soql_sosl_intro.htm.
SalesforceQueryRetries
Optional. Number of retries to attempt if the Salesforce query doesn't succeed. Default value is 3.
SalesforceQueryRetryWait
Optional. Number of milliseconds to wait between query retries. Default is 3000 ms.
SalesforceBatchSize
Optional. Data is queried from Salesforce in batches, and this setting determines the batch size. The value can be between 200 and 2000, and the default value is 500.

Notes

If you get error INVALID_TYPE sObject type 'Objectname' is not supported:

  • Check that the object in question exists or that the object name is correct.
  • Verify that the Salesforce user has rights to the object.
  • The Salesforce user may need extra license to access the object. Special 3rd party custom objects may need separate license. Contact your Salesforce application administrator.

See examples at the ImportSalesforceQuery Script Examples page.

--#ImportSapQuery

Extracts data from an SAP system and imports it to QPR ProcessAnalyzer datatable or a temporary table. Column names from the query result are used. If a column name contains illegal characters for table names, the illegal characters are converted to be underscore characters (e.g. "sap:Owner" -> "sap_Owner"). Columns are extracted as text data. Note that using this command requires some dlls not provided by QPR Software.

To use the ImportSapQuery command, define a SELECT statement returning two columns: the first column is for a key and the second one is for a value of that key. The values in both the key column and in the value column are of type NVARCHAR. The supported keys for this command are:

TargetTable
If this parameter is given, store the results into a temporary SQL table in the ETL sandbox. If the TargetTable parameter is not given, use either the ProjectId or ProjectName parameters.
ProjectId / ProjectName
The id or the name of the project in which the target data table exists.
DataTableId / DataTableName
The id or the name of the existing/new target data table.
Append
Defines what to do with an existing target data table and its contents. TRUE or any other Integer than "0" = the target data table and its existing contents are not deleted before import. If a user imports into a data table with 'Append' = FALSE or "0", the contents of the data table are deleted before the import. If a user imports into a temporary table (i.e. TargetTable) with 'Append' = FALSE or "0", then the whole temporary table is deleted before the import. Not used when creating a new data table.
ConvertDataTypes
List of SAP data types that are converted into respective data types supported by SQL Server instead of using NVARCHAR. Defined by listing the data type identifier characters in any order. Available data type identifying characters are IFPCDTNX. If not defined, all data is converted to NVARCHAR. Example: IFP (convert only numeric data types: Integer, Float, Packed number) (more information).
CatchOperationExceptions
Optional. Defines whether to stop the script execution or to continue to run the script from the next statement if an exception occurs when running the script:
1 = don't stop execution of the script, continue running the script from the next statement.
0 = stop execution of the current script and show the exception.
The following script variables will be set and are shown in the script log:
@_ExceptionOccurred If there was an exception, then this value is 1, otherwise 0. INT
@_ExceptionType If there was an exception, shows the C# class name for the exception, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionMessage If there was an exception, contains a message that would have been displayed, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionDetails If there was an exception, contains the details that would have been displayed, including the system stack trace, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
SapUser
SAP username used to connect to SAP. Mandatory. Corresponds to the "USER" constant on SAP side. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapPW
Password of the SAP user used to connect to SAP. Mandatory. Corresponds to the "PASSWD" constant on SAP side. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapPWKey
Secure string key for the stored SAP password. Alternative for the SapPW property.
SapClient
The SAP backend client. Mandatory. Corresponds to the "CLIENT" constant on SAP side. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapAppServerHost
The hostname or IP of the specific SAP application server, to which all connections shall be opened. Mandatory if SapMessageServerHost is not defined. Corresponds to the "ASHOST" constant on SAP side. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapMessageServerHost
The hostname or IP of the SAP system’s message server (central instance). Mandatory if SapAppServerHost is not defined. Corresponds to the "MSHOST" constant on SAP side. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapSystemNumber
The SAP system’s system number. Mandatory if SapSystemID is not defined. Corresponds to the "SYSNR" constant on SAP side. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapSystemID
The SAP system’s three-letter system ID. Mandatory if SapSystemNumber is not defined. Corresponds to the "SYSID" constant on SAP side. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
ExecuteInClientSide
Defines whether the command is executed from the QPR ScriptLauncher or from the server. This parameter is used when there is no server connection available, for example. TRUE or 1, the query is executed in the QPR ScriptLauncher. FALSE or 0, the query is executed in the server. Supports only data table as the import destination. If 'TargetTable' has been defined as the import destination and the value of this parameter is given as TRUE or any other Integer than "0", you will receive an error message. Optional. Default value is FALSE.
SapLanguage
SAP language used. Default value is "EN". Optional. Corresponds to the "LANG" constant on SAP side. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapPoolSize
The maximum number of RFC connections that this destination will keep in its pool. Default value is "5". Optional. Corresponds to the "POOL_SIZE" constant on SAP side. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapPeakConnectionsLimit
In order to prevent an unlimited number of connections to be opened, you can use this parameter. Default value is "10". Optional. Corresponds to the "MAX_POOL_SIZE" constant on SAP side. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapConnectionIdleTimeout
If a connection has been idle for more than SapIdleTimeout seconds, it will be closed and removed from the connection pool upon checking for idle connections or pools. Default value is "600". Optional. Corresponds to the "IDLE_TIMEOUT" constant on SAP side. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapRouter
A list of host names and service names / port numbers for the SAPRouter in the following format: /H/hostname/S/portnumber. Optional. Corresponds to the "SAPROUTER" constant on SAP side. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapLogonGroup
The logon group from which the message server shall select an application server. Optional. Corresponds to the "GROUP" constant on SAP side. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapQueryMode
If this number is set to "1", then the query result will have the SAP Table field names as data table column names and actual data rows as rows. If this is set to "3", the query result will get the field descriptions from the SAP query using NO_DATA parameter, i.e. the returned columns are the following (in this order): Field, Type, Description, Length, Offset. Default value is "1". Optional. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapQueryTable
Name of the SAP table to be extracted. Specifies the value for the parameter QUERY_TABLE in tab: 'Import' or function module 'rfc_read_table' in SAP. Mandatory. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info. Note that if the query doesn't return any data, the target data table or temporary table is not created.
SapRowcount
The maximum amount of rows to fetch. Specifies the value for parameter ROWCOUNT in tab: 'Import' or function module 'rfc_read_table' in SAP. Optional. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapRowskips
The number of rows to skip. Specifies the value for parameter ROWSKIPS in tab: 'Import' or function module 'rfc_read_table'. in SAP. Optional. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapWhereClause
A comma separated list of WHERE clause elements passed for the SapQueryTable. Can be used with or without the SapWhereClauseSelect parameter. If used together with the SapWhereClauseSelect parameter, use the SapWhereClause parameter first. NOTE: The default maximum length for the Where Clause string is 72 characters in SAP, so the recommended maximum length of the SapWhereClause value is also 72 characters. In effect, specifies the value for parameter OPTIONS in tab: 'Import' or function module 'rfc_read_table' in SAP. Optional. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapWhereClauseSelect
The SELECT query to be executed in QPR ProcessAnalyzer sandbox. Used with or without the SapWhereClause parameter to pass WHERE clauses to SapQueryTable. If used together with the SapWhereClause parameter, use the SapWhereClause parameter first. The query is expected to return a table with at least one column, as the contents from the rows in the first column of the table are concatenated together to form the WHERE clause in SAP RFC_ReadTable. Therefore, it's recommended to first create the table with the WHERE clauses into a temporary table. In addition, it's recommended to have an order number column in the table and use that in the SELECT query to make sure the WHERE clause elements are concatenated in the correct order. The default maximum length for Where Clause string is 72 characters in SAP, so the recommended maximum length for the WHERE clause string in each row of the table is also 72. In effect, specifies the value for parameter OPTIONS in tab: 'Import' or function module 'rfc_read_table' in SAP. Optional. The contents up to the first 10 rows in the first column of the SELECT query are shown in the QPR ProcessAnalyzer Script Log. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapFieldNames
A comma separated list of field names for columns to be imported. Default value is empty, resulting in all columns being imported. Specifies the value for parameter FIELDNAME in tab: 'Tables' for table 'FIELDS' for function module 'rfc_read_table' in SAP. Optional. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapFunction
If you define a value for this parameter, then the new value specifies the SAP function that is called inside the #ImportSapQuery command. Optional. The default value is RFC_READ_TABLE. Another possible value is BBP_RFC_READ_TABLE. See the SAP .NET Connector documentation for more info.
SapProvider
For QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2022.2 and earlier releases, determines which SAP library component is used to extract data from SAP. When value SAPNWRFC is specified (default), the SAP NetWeaver RFC library is used (installation instructions). When value SAPNCO is specified, the SAP Connector for Microsoft .NET 3.0 library is used (installation instructions). Starting from QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2022.3, the SAP NetWeaver RFC library is the component in use and this setting does not exist.

See examples at the ImportSapQuery Script Examples page.

--#ImportSqlQuery

Extracts data from an ADO.Net source (which usually is an SQL Server database) and imports it to QPR ProcessAnalyzer datatable or a temporary table. Column names from the query result are used. It is possible to both create new Data Tables as well as modify existing datatables with this command. To use the ImportSqlQuery command, a SELECT statement returning two columns: the first column is for a key and the second one is for a value of that key. The values in both the key column and in the value column are of type NVARCHAR. The supported keys for this command are:

TargetTable
The temporary table to which the data is to be imported. If not used, define the target using the ProjectId/ProjectName, DataTableId/DataTableName, and Append parameters described below.
ProjectId / ProjectName
The id or the name of the project in which the target data table exists.
DataTableId / DataTableName
The id or the name of the existing/new target data table.
Append
Defines what to do with an existing target data table and its contents. TRUE or any other Integer than "0" = the target data table and its existing contents are not deleted before import. If a user imports into a data table with 'Append' = FALSE or "0", the contents of the data table are deleted before the import. If a user imports into a temporary table (i.e. TargetTable) with 'Append' = FALSE or "0", then the whole temporary table is deleted before the import. Not used when creating a new data table.
CatchOperationExceptions
Optional. Defines whether to stop the script execution or to continue to run the script from the next statement if an exception occurs when running the script:
1 = don't stop execution of the script, continue running the script from the next statement.
0 = stop execution of the current script and show the exception.
The following script variables will be set and are shown in the script log:
@_ExceptionOccurred If there was an exception, then this value is 1, otherwise 0. INT
@_ExceptionType If there was an exception, shows the C# class name for the exception, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionMessage If there was an exception, contains a message that would have been displayed, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionDetails If there was an exception, contains the details that would have been displayed, including the system stack trace, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
SqlConnectionString
The SQL connection string that includes the settings needed to establish the initial connection. Mandatory. See SqlConnection.ConnectionString Property in Microsoft Development Network for more information on the connection parameters.
SqlQueryString
The SQL query string. Mandatory. Note that if the query doesn't return any data, the target data table or temporary table is not created.
ExecuteInClientSide
Defines whether the command is executed from the QPR ScriptLauncher or from the server. This parameter is used when there is no server connection available, for example. TRUE or 1, the query is executed in the client side. FALSE or 0, the query is executed in the server side. Supports only data table as the import destination. If 'TargetTable' has been defined as the import destination and the value of this parameter is given as TRUE or any other Integer than "0", you will receive an error message. Optional. Default value is FALSE.

See examples at the ImportSqlQuery Script Examples page.

--#Run

Runs another script with specified parameters. This command can take multiple SELECT queries which are passed as parameters to the called script. The first SELECT configures the script call by defining the script id to be called.

First Query

Configures the command using a SELECT statement returning two columns: the first column is for a key and the second one is for a value of that key. The values in both the key column and in the value column are of type NVARCHAR. The supported keys for this command are:

ScriptId
Mandatory. The Id of the called script.
CatchOperationExceptions
Optional. Defines whether to stop the script execution or to continue to run the script from the next statement if an exception occurs when running the script:
1 = don't stop execution of the script, continue running the script from the next statement.
0 = stop execution of the current script and show the exception.
The following script variables will be set and are shown in the script log:
@_ExceptionOccurred If there was an exception, then this value is 1, otherwise 0. INT
@_ExceptionType If there was an exception, shows the C# class name for the exception, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionMessage If there was an exception, contains a message that would have been displayed, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionDetails If there was an exception, contains the details that would have been displayed, including the system stack trace, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.

Following Queries

Subsequent queries are optional and they are used for passing parameters to the called script. Maximum number of arguments is 10. Each argument is created as a temporary table with names #_Arg1, #_Arg2, #_Arg10. In the created temporary tables, all columns are of the type SQL_VARIANT. If the column names have not been specified, then Value_0, Value_1 etc. are used. The possible arguments are as follows:

  • @_Argv: Number of provided parameters (between 0 to 10) (type iNT)
  • #_Arg1, #_Arg2, ... #_Arg10: arguments passed to that script

Each argument exists in the called script until the next --#Run command is executed in that script. After the called script has finished, the main script continues its execution.

See examples at the Run Script Examples page.

--#RunQuery

Runs an expression language query, and stores results to a datatable or to a temporary table in the scripting database. Following parameters can be used in the command:

  • Configuration: Expression language query to run, written in JSON as specified in Web API: Expression/query. Queries can be created by using a chart where to open the Query (in the Advanced tab). It will show the query made by chart that's compatible with what can be specified in the Configuration parameter.
  • TargetTable: When specified, results are stored to a temporary table with that name in the scripting sandbox. The temporary table can be read using the subsequent commands. When the script ends, temporary tables are automatically removed.
  • DatatableId: When specified, data is stored to the defined existing datatable. When using datatable id, ProjectName or ProjectId parameter don't need to be defined.
  • DataTableName: When specified, data is stored to the datatable with that name, located in the same project as the script. If you want to use different project, specify either the ProjectName or ProjectId parameter.
  • ProjectName: Specifies a project by name where the results datatable is stored. Used together with the DataTableName parameter.
  • ProjectId: Specifies a project by id where the results datatable is stored. Used together with the DataTableName parameter.

See RunQuery Script Examples.

--#SendEmail

Sends an e-mail and writes a message to script log whether sending the email was successful or not. Script execution continues even when the sending isn't successful.

Configures the command using a SELECT statement returning two columns: the first column is for a key and the second one is for a value of that key. The values in both the key column and in the value column are of type NVARCHAR. The supported keys for this command are:

CatchOperationExceptions
Optional. Defines whether to stop the script execution or to continue to run the script from the next statement if an exception occurs when running the script:
1 = don't stop execution of the script, continue running the script from the next statement.
0 = stop execution of the current script and show the exception.
The following script variables will be set and are shown in the script log:
@_ExceptionOccurred If there was an exception, then this value is 1, otherwise 0. INT
@_ExceptionType If there was an exception, shows the C# class name for the exception, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionMessage If there was an exception, contains a message that would have been displayed, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionDetails If there was an exception, contains the details that would have been displayed, including the system stack trace, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.

E-mail Parameters

EmailFrom
Defines the from address for this e-mail message. Mandatory.
EmailTo
Defines the recipient(s) for this e-mail message given in a list separated by comma. Mandatory.
EmailSubject
Defines the subject of the email. Default value is empty. Optional.
EmailBody
Defines the message body. Default value is empty. Optional.
EmailCc
Defines the carbon copy recipient(s) for this e-mail message given in a list separated by comma. Optional.
EmailBcc
Defines the blind carbon copy recipient(s) for this e-mail message given in a list separated by comma. Optional.
EmailIsBodyHtml
Defines whether the e-mail message body is in HTML. TRUE or any other Integer than "0" = body is in HTML, FALSE or "0" = body is not in HTML. Default value is FALSE. Optional.
EmailSender
Defines the sender's address for this e-mail message. Default value is empty. Optional.
EmailReplyTo
Defines the ReplyTo address(es) for the mail message given in a list separated by comma. Optional.
EmailPriority
Defines the priority of this e-mail message. Possible values are "High", "Normal", and "Low". Default value is "Normal". Optional.
EmailDeliveryNotification
Defines the delivery notifications for this e-mail message. Possible values are "Delay", "Never", "None", "OnFailure", and "OnSuccess". Default value is "None". Optional.
EmailBodyEncoding
Defines the encoding used to encode the message body. Supported encodings are listed in the "Remarks" section at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/System.Text.Encoding.aspx. UTF8 is used by default. Optional.
EmailSubjectEncoding
Defines the encoding used for the subject content for this e-mail message. Supported encodings are listed in the "Remarks" section at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/System.Text.Encoding.aspx. UTF8 is used by default. Optional.
EmailAttachmentQuery
Defines a query to fetch the parameters for adding attachments to the email. Each row (except the header row) in the query result corresponds to one attachment. The result must contain the following columns in this order: Name of the attachment, Content for the attachment (Sent as-is without any modifications. Supports binary values.), Media type (supported types are text/plain, text/html, text/xml, and image/jpeg), and Creation time (SQL datetime). Names of the columns do not matter. If the result doesn't contain some of the columns, an error is written into the Progress log, and the email is not sent. Optional.

SMTP Server Parameters

SmtpServer
Defines the hostname or the IP address of the server. Mandatory for the first occurrence of the SendEmail command during script execution.
SmtpPort
Defines the port of the SMTP server. Default value is "25". Optional.
SmtpAuthenticationUsername
Defines the user name for the SMTP server. Note that the user name is in plain text and visible to all users who have access to the script. Optional.
SmtpAuthenticationPassword
Defines the password for the SMTP server. Note that the password is in plain text and visible to all users who have access to the script. Optional.
SmtpEnableSSL
Defines whether SSL should be enabled for the SMTP connection. TRUE or any other Integer than "0" = SSL is enabled, FALSE or "0" = SSL is not enabled. Default value is "FALSE". Optional.

See examples at the SendEmail Script Examples page.

--#ShowReport

Outputs result of an SQL query to a CSV file when running script from QPR ProcessAnalyzer ScriptLauncher. This command takes two SELECT queries as parameters.

First Query

SQL query which results are shown.

<data>
Mandatory. The database query whose results are to be returned.

Second Query

Configures the command using a SELECT statement returning two columns: the first column is for a key and the second one is for a value of that key. The values in both the key column and in the value column are of type NVARCHAR. The supported keys for this command are:

<Analysis Parameter>
Optional. The analysis parameters given for the operation. Some suggested parameters to be used:
Title
The name of the created CSV file.
MaximumCount
The maximum number of rows to show (0 = all, default = 1000).
CatchOperationExceptions
Optional. Defines whether to stop the script execution or to continue to run the script from the next statement if an exception occurs when running the script:
1 = don't stop execution of the script, continue running the script from the next statement.
0 = stop execution of the current script and show the exception.
The following script variables will be set and are shown in the script log:
@_ExceptionOccurred If there was an exception, then this value is 1, otherwise 0. INT
@_ExceptionType If there was an exception, shows the C# class name for the exception, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionMessage If there was an exception, contains a message that would have been displayed, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.
@_ExceptionDetails If there was an exception, contains the details that would have been displayed, including the system stack trace, NVARCHAR(MAX), otherwise NULL.

See examples at the ShowReport Script Examples page.

--#StartBackground

Continues the script run in background, i.e. the parent script execution completes and the rest of the script execution continues. When running a script in the background, it cannot output any results using the ShowReport command or GetAnalysis with the Show parameter. It's possible to terminate scripts that run in the background via the Task log. No also that a script running in the background cannot execute in the client side mode.

Takes one SELECT query as a parameter. Following parameter is supported:

Enabled
Boolean value defining whether the script is run in background starting from this command. TRUE = run in background, FALSE = don't run in background. Default value is TRUE.

See examples at the StartBackground Script Examples page.

--#WriteLog

Adds the first column values from the preceding SQL statements to the log that is shown after the whole script execution is completed. In addition to the WriteLog command, you can also use the Print SQL statement to generate log entries into the script execution log. The difference to the WriteLog command is that the Print statement can use also variables.

See examples at the WriteLog Script Examples page.