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Ultimus FloStation Help
Version 7.1

Table of Contents
Table of Contents....................................................................................................................2
Ultimus FloStation Manual.....................................................................................................3
Copyright Information........................................................................................................3
Configuring Ultimus FloStation.........................................................................................5
Adding Flobots to Ultimus FloStation................................................................................7
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Ultimus FloStation Manual
Version 7.1

Ultimus FloStation provides the platform to run Ultimus Flobots. Ultimus FloStation can
be used as an application or as a service. Users can install one or more Ultimus
FloStations and conveniently run Flobots on these. Ultimus Administrator provides the
"task list" for Flobots which indicates the status of pending and completed Flobot tasks.
Ultimus FloStation can be configured to check for e-mail messages to automatically
launch a workflow process.
This online Help discusses how to configure an Ultimus FloStation via local or remote
access as well as how to add and remove Flobots. This document assumes that Ultimus
FloStation has been installed as described in the Ultimus BPM Suite Installation Guide.

Copyright Information
No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means,
electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, for any purpose, without
the express written consent of Ultimus, Inc. The software described in this manual is
furnished under a license agreement or non-disclosure agreement and may be used or
copied only in accordance with the terms of the agreement. The information contained in
this manual is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on
the part of Ultimus, Inc.

Copyright 1999-2005 Ultimus, Inc. All rights reserved.

Companies, names, and data used in examples herein are fictitious unless otherwise
noted.

Ultimus, Adaptive Discovery, Flobot, FloPort, FloStation, Maplet, U2Net,
and Unruly Event are trademarks of Ultimus, Inc.

Windows, MS-DOS, Word, Excel, InfoPath and SQL Server are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corp. All other names may be trademarks of their respective owners and are
used for reference only.

All Ultimus specifications contained in documentation and literature are subject to
change without notice.


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Reader's responsibilities and expectations
After reading this online Help the reader should be able to know how to use the Ultimus
FloStation module.
Ultimus expects the reader to:
Be proficient with the operating system(s) on which Ultimus BPM Suite and its
related components operate.
Understand the hardware requirements to operate Ultimus BPM Suite and each
component there of.

Conventions used in this online Help
The following conventions are used throughout this online Help:
Convention Description
bold
Bold text denotes items that you must select or click on in an application,
such as menu items, dialog box options, and dialog box output. Bold text
is also used to designate labels within table columns.
italic
Italic text denotes variables, emphasis, and document, chapter, and
section titles. This also denotes text that is a place holder for a word or
value that you must supply.
monospace
Text in this font denotes text or characters that you should input to an
application, application output, sections of code, programming examples,
and syntax examples. This is also used for the proper names of disk
drives, paths, directories, device names, file names, file extensions, code
excerpts, and URLs.
Underlined
blue text
Underlined blue text represents a link to a different section in this
document. Clicking the underlined blue text will display that topic.
<>
Text within these brackets denotes text that is a placeholder for text or
value(s) that the user must supply.

The symbol leads you through nested Start menu items, application
menu items, and dialog box options to a final action. For example, the
sequence FilePage SetupPrinter... directs you to pull down the File
menu, select the Page Setup item, then select Printer... from the dialog
box.

This icon denotes a tip, which alerts you to advisory information.

This icon denotes a note, which alerts you to important information.

This icon denotes a caution, which advises you of precautions to take to
avoid specific application errors, data loss, or system crash.

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Configuring Ultimus FloStation
In order to use Ultimus FloStations, they must first be installed by identifying the name
of the computer where Ultimus FloStation software is installed. Every computer is given
a "name" when Microsoft Windows is installed -- this is the name that appears on the
network. The network name is found in the Identification tab of the Network Control
Panel. Ultimus FloStations must be added in Ultimus Administrator before they can be
utilized.
Ultimus FloStation automatically checks for new tasks on Ultimus BPM Server every 60
seconds. However, this interval may be increased or decreased. The Flobot Fail interval,
the length of time Ultimus FloStation waits before it considers a stalled Flobot as one
that has failed, may also be changed. Depending upon configuration settings, an Ultimus
FloStation can work locally or with a remote Ultimus BPM Server. In the case of a remote
Ultimus BPM Server, Ultimus FloStation gets and submits tasks to a remote Ultimus BPM
Server using HTTP, HTTPS or DCOM protocol.
To configure Ultimus FloStation, do the following:
1. Click Start>>Programs>>Ultimus BPM Suite 7.1>>Ultimus FloStation
Configuration. The Ultimus FloStation Configuration console appears.

2. Right-click the FloStation Configuration node and select Settings. The Server
Connection Settings dialog box appears.
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3. To configure an Ultimus FloStation to work remotely with Ultimus BPM Server
using HTTP, HTTPS or DCOM protocol, select the Remote radio button. The fields
in the Ultimus BPM Server Name section are activated. Modify the following
fields:

o Enter name of Ultimus BPM Server in the name field.
o Click on the HTTP, HTTPS, or DCOM radio button to select the protocol to
connect to the remote Ultimus BPM Server.
o Enter the port number in the Port field.

4. If desired, change the interval number in the FloStation Invoke field. This is the
number of seconds Ultimus FloStation waits to be invoked. The number must be
between 1 and 999. The default setting is 60.
5. Click OK.
6. For changes to take effect, Ultimus FloStation must be restarted. If Ultimus
FloStation is being run as a service, it must be restarted.



Note:


In custom installation, Ultimus FloStation has to be manually
configured for the first time. This can be done either through Ultimus
FloStation Configuration or by adding Ultimus Flostation through
Ultimus Administrator.

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Adding Flobots to Ultimus FloStation
Ultimus FloStation perform all Flobot tasks, including those of custom Flobots. Before a
custom Flobot can be run from an Ultimus FloStation, it must be added to the list of
available Flobots; only then does Ultimus BPM Server know the Flobot can be used at
this Ultimus FloStation.
To add a custom Flobot to Ultimus FloStation, do the following:
1. Expand the FloStation node in the console tree to display the installed Flobots.
2. Right-click the Flobots node and select Add. The Add Flobot dialog box appears.

3. Enter the name of the Flobot in the Name field.
4. Select the Flobot executable from the Application combo box. This list contains
all executables in the Fl obot s folder, located in the Ultimus installation directory.
Ultimus' default Flobots are automatically added during Ultimus BPM Suite
installation. The default Fl obot s directory is <syst emdr i ve>: \ Pr ogr am
Fi l es\ Ul t i mus BPM Sui t e 7. 1\ Fl obot s\ (where <syst emdr i ve> is the hard
drive on which the operating system is installed).
The following table outlines the default Flobots that are installed with
Ultimus BPM Suite 7.1.
For This Flobot... ...Choose This Executable
ASCII Flobot
ULTI MUS. ASCI I FLOBOT
E-mail Flobot
ULTI MUS. EMAI LFLOBOT
File Flobot
ULTI MUS. FI LEFLOBOT
MS Excel Flobot
EXCEL FLOBOT. EXE
MS Word Flobot
WORD FLOBOT. EXE
Web Service Flobot
ULTI MUS. CWEBSERVI CEFLOBOT
.NET Flobot
ULTI MUS. DOTNETCODEFLOBOT
XML Flobot
ULTI MUS. XMLFLOBOT
Acrobat Flobot
ULTI MUS. ACROBOTFLOBOT
MS Exchange Flobot
EXCHANGE FLOBOT. EXE
Database Flobot
ULTI MUS. DATABASEFLOBOT
5. Click the OK button to add the Flobot for use.
6. To allow changes to take effect, Ultimus FloStation must be restarted. if Ultimus
FloStation is used as a service, the service must be restarted.
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Note:


To add custom Flobot applications, copy the executable to the
Fl obot s folder in the Ultimus install directory and follow Steps 1-6
above. To make the changes take place, the user must restart the
FloStation service or application.