Macro Input In-DB Tool

The Macro Input In-DB tool creates an In-DB input connection on a macro and populates it with placeholder values.

Why you would use this tool

The Macro Input In-DB tool is used to display In-DB input anchors on a macro tool that can be used with In-DB workflows.

An input anchor will appear on the macro tool for each Macro Input In-DB tool used in the macro workflow in the order they are brought onto the canvas (left to right, or up to down). The input anchors can be re-ordered in the Interface Designer from the Tree view.

How to use this tool

  1. Drag a Macro Input In-DB tool from the Tool Palette onto the workflow canvas.
  2. With the Macro Input In-DB tool selected, configure the tool using the Configuration window on the left.
  3. Specify the Template Input. The Template Input allows the macro workflow to be a functioning workflow and determines the field requirements for end users of the macro tool.
  4. You must be an admin to create In-DB system connections.

  5. Input Name: The Input Name will be visible to the end user when they configure the macro tool.
  6. Anchor Abbreviation: This optional parameter will display an abbreviation on the input anchor of the macro tool.
  7. Show Field Map: When this option is checked, and the macro tool is added to a workflow, the end user will be asked to select the fields that match up with those in the Template Input specified in step 4.