Using the Special Command Builder

You can add special commands to any set of command steps in the following entities:

  • Object types

  • Request types

  • Report types

  • Validations

  • Workflow step sources

  • Other special commands

You can access the Special Command Builder on the Commands tab for each of these entities.

To build a command step using the Special Command Builder:

  1. Log on to PPM.

  2. From the menu bar, select Open > Administration > Open Workbench.

    The PPM Workbench opens.

  3. From the shortcut bar, select Deployment Mgmt > Object Types.

    The Object Type Workbench opens.

  4. Open an object type.

  5. In the Object Type Window, click the Commands tab.

  6. Click New Cmd or Edit Cmd.

    The Command window opens.

  7. Click Special Cmd.

    The Special Command Builder window opens.

  8. From the Command Name list, select the special command.

    If you select a command name from the auto-complete, the Special Command Builder lists the command parameters.

    Note: You can use predefined (ksc_command) and user-defined (sc_command) special commands to build the command steps line.

  9. Replace the associated default token value with parameter information.

    1. To view the default tokens, click Show Default Tokens.

    2. Copy the text in the Special Command Builder window Command field to the Command window Steps field.

  10. Provide information in the remaining fields in the Command window.

  11. For the Enabled option, click Yes.

  12. To add the command step to the Command tab, click OK.

    You can now use the new special command in an object type, request type, report type, validation, or workflow.

    Note: You can use special commands in an execution workflow step source. After you create the workflow step source (which contains the special commands), you can drag and drop it into a workflow.