EFT's AWE module has been updated to use version 8 of Network Automation's AutoMate™ application, which includes the following new features:
Task Builder Ribbon - The most significant and noticeable transformation you will observe in the new Task Builder is that standard menus and toolbars have been replaced with the Ribbon, a contextual interface designed to help you quickly find the commands that you need to perform during task construction. The Ribbon spans the top of Task Builder and is filled with graphical representations of control elements which are grouped by different functionality. Commands are organized in logical groups, which are collected together under operation related tabs. The Ribbon brings the most common commands to the forefront, in plain sight, so you no longer have to roam aimlessly through the clutter of menus, submenus and toolbars searching for what you want. Enlarging or maximizing the Task Builder window auto-expands the Ribbon vertically.
Regions - Regions in the Task Builder are a great way to manage and separate sections of your task. With regions, you can categorize specific steps of your task based on some common functionality. You can use regions to better organize your task by expanding the steps that you need to focus on while the rest may be collapsed and hidden from view. Regions are particularly handy when your task contains a significantly large amount of steps that you may want to format into sections.
My Actions Panel - The Task Builder's My Actions panel puts recently used actions, your favorite actions and actions you use the most often within easy reach. That way, you don't have to remember or type anything. Just select the My Actions tab and select the desired action from your Favorites, Recent, or Popular list.
Task Functions & Task Variables - AWE has a new way of organizing and structuring tasks with the use of Task Functions and Task Variables. Task Functions have the ability to provide logical structure to an otherwise disorganized collection of task steps or statements as well as supply variable protection and modularity. The Task Builder's Steps pane supplies a new panel that allows you to define functions with arguments and access attributes. Task variables are visible to all functions within a task. They provide a means of sharing common data between more than one function. The Task Builder's Steps pane contains a new panel that allows you add, edit and delete task variables.
Execute Web Service - Provides an automated means of calling a Web service method by way of a WSDL document or URI. During runtime, the Execute Web Service action will query for a list of methods and their associated parameters, allow one or more methods to be called and the necessary parameters to be provided for a valid method call to be placed to the Web service. This may require the use of one or more structures as parameters. If structures are required, the user must initially create them during design time using the ‘Define Type’ and ‘Create Object’ actions and place them onto the underlying action. Structures are stored into memory during execution. After the method call is executed, the in-memory structures are automatically discarded. Upon completion of the Web service call, the returned data is placed into the AWE variable specified during design time. This can be a standard variable, array or structure.
The following new functionality is available in AWE Actions:
Compression action - Support for 7zip as a Compression and Decompression type.
Support transfer of files from one FTP Server to another, i.e. File eXchange Protocol, or FXP.
Support synchronization of a directory located on the remote server with a directory specified on the local machine.
Support for FIPS 140 mode for FTPS transfers (Uses FIPS-certified cryptographic modules and algorithms of Microsoft Windows.)
Support for toggling using of Clear Command Channel (CCC) when communicating over FTPS
Ability to ignore, store, or reject an unknown SFTP host key
Ability to provide protoversion prior to connection
Support for new FTP “advanced” actions including check if file exist, folder exist, and get file checksum
Ability to tune FTP buffer size
Get long list dataset now shows file attributes
Get File Information action - new file property added to retrieve parent folder name
Send/Get email and exchange actions:
Support for communicating with MS Exchange 2010
Improved filter engine based on query for Imap and Webdav.
Ability to send custom headers
Service Management - Remote service install, start, stop, pause, resume
Web Service - Support for Soap 1.2 protocol
Twitter - Ability to provide custom twitter application keys
Unicode is supported across all actions