About Processes

A Process is a set of statements grouped together to perform a series of Connect:Direct® tasks. You define the tasks to perform and save the Process to a file. Finally, you use the Submit Process command to execute all the tasks defined in the Process.

Processes allow you to automate routine tasks, execute multiple tasks with one command, save the Process to a file for future use, and build blocks of work based on conditions. Before you build a Process, decide what tasks you want to perform and what nodes you want to use.

Building a Process requires the following tasks:

  • Creating a Process statement

  • Building the group of tasks that perform the work by adding commands

  • Setting command options

  • Validating Process content

  • Saving the Process file

Before creating a Process, you can establish preferences related to Processes and other Connect:Direct Requester operations.