Data types for input parameters of a Workflow Job
Various data types are available for you to associate with input parameters that are transferred from the BMC Atrium Orchestrator process to the BMC Server Automation Workflow Job. The following table lists the available data types.
Input parameter data types
Data type for a single value
Data type for multiple values 1
Description of value
A string of characters
A value of either true or false
Date and time
The full path to a file (for example: C:\log.txt)
The path to a directory (for example: C:\temp)
A BMC Server Automation job
Virtual Guest Jobs and Patching Jobs are not supported as input to a Workflow Job. When you browse through the resulting job field in the Workflow Job wizard, jobs of these types do not appear and are not available for selection.
A BMC Server Automation target server
A BMC Server Automation server group or smart group
A closed list of possible values (enumerated values), from which the user chooses a single value
XML code, limited to 2000 characters
The Workflow Job ID, for transfer to a child BMC Server Automation job
When defining a parameter of the jobRunId type through XML code, position it at the end of the page and do not include it in a group.
1 List types are returned to the BMC Atrium Orchestrator process with commas separating between values.
The following figures show the fields that are displayed in the Workflow Job wizard panels to represent these data types.
Example panel with fields for non-list data types
Example panel with fields for list data types