BestPractice_003 Best practices

Report errors

We recommend setting up a simple monitoring and reporting of errors that may occur in the flows. This can be done very easily via the existing selection template FlowActionLog.

Therefore, we have created a standard flow that can be used for this purpose. “Send ActionLog”.

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This flow uses the standard template “FlowActionLog”. The only thing you need to do here is to configure your export action that can pick out all errors to a file and send it to those who manage the monitoring.

  1. Ensure the Connection for your SMTP-server that could be used for sending out e-mails.

    A simple setup of your connection is to only add the “Host” for your smtp-server. The connectiontype should be “smtp”, the name you decide yourself.

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  2. Open up the export action. Configure as shown below. Save and Close.

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  3. Activate the flow and schedule it to appropriate intervals. Tex once per hour.

The first time, a large lump can be picked out and sent. This can be the first “test” that the e-mail goes away and that the recipients can receive the e-mail and open the file.

Next time, only errors that have occurred since the last run will be sent. The selection template can be fine-tuned to get a more accurate error log.

NOTE! It may be that your company has blocked your application server to send email. This should therefore be opened up. Contact your security department and they will help you open up the server.

The same setup can be done with the “Send ExceptionLog” flow.