Plugin feed action - Plugin selection

On the second page of the wizard, select the required plugin from the appropriate application and data group.

In the Adopt from plugin configuration area, the option Filter for the creation of a feed can be set. This settinghas the effect that the stored filter of the plugin will be taken into account. The check box is only available if one of the options Create feed entry or Create/update feed entry has been selected in the preceding dialog. Deselecting the check box allows an individual override of the plugin configuration, e.g. via filters that you have defined within the process.

With the option Position of the feed on the timeline, the settings defined in the plugin will be applied.

With the Primary key mapping, you can define precisely for which data record (in the data group with the Plugin) a feed can be generated. This allows you to generate feeds from data groups, for which (for example) a data record will be created in a referenced application. In the primary key mapping, all primary keys that the corresponding feed record requires will be assigned.

The plugin-feed-action is required whenever the plugin-data group does not generate its own data-events at the corresponding time. This is the case, for example, with an attached external data source for which there is no write access. Furthermore, the action is useful when using timers for status monitoring, and a feed needs to be generated by specific changes of status (for example, expiry of a warranty, or maturity dates).