Commands window

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The Commands window displays the available commands, in alphabetical order. You can access this window by selecting Workflow Design > Commands.

Note Depending on your role and account privileges, this window might not be displayed.

A command is defined as an action taken as part of a workflow.

  • Commands table

  • Toolbar

Commands table

The Commands table lists the available commands.

You can customize the table display by using the filtering and sorting features available for each column, as well as by rearranging the column order.

  • Filter icon enables or disables filtering for the entire table. A red "x" appears over the icon if filtering is disabled.

  • Double-clicking Filter icon clears and resets the filtering selections.

  • Filter icon on each column header enables you to filter based on the content of the columns. Clicking Filter icon in a column allows you to filter on a specific item from the drop-down list or on all available items.

  • Clicking the column header toggles between ascending and descending order of sorting. You can identify the applied sort order by the sort arrows (Sort up icon for ascending and Sort down icon for descending).

  • To rearrange the location of columns, you can drag and drop columns to place them in any required order. However, you cannot hide or delete any of these columns.

  • Clicking the Search filter text box allows you to search for specific content. In addition, you can search using supported operators for the applicable column type, Alphabetic or Numeric.

The Commands table contains the following columns:

  • Certification

    Indicates whether the command is user-created (community certification), PS (ps certified icon wfa), community (community certification), user-locked (lock icon wfa), or NetApp-certified (netapp certified).

  • Name

    Displays the name of the command.

  • Scheme

    Displays the scheme associated with commands. A scheme represents the data model for a system. For example, a vc scheme contains data relevant to your virtual environment, such as virtual machines, hosts, and datastores.

  • Entity Version

    Displays the version number of the object in major.minor.revision format—​for example, 1.0.0.

  • Description

    Displays the description of the command.

    You can search for commands by entering the description in the Search filter text box.

  • OS Compatibility

    Indicates whether the command is compatible with the host operating system.

  • Last Updated On

    Displays the date and time when the command was last updated.

  • Updated By

    Displays the user who updated the command.

  • Locked By

    Displays the user who locked the command.

    You can search for commands by entering the user name in the Search filter text box.

  • Command Language

    Displays the programming language in which the command is written (Perl or PowerShell).

  • Min. Software Versions

    Specifies the minimum versions of the software that is required to execute the workflow. For example, the software can be clustered Data ONTAP 8.2.0 and vCenter 6.0. The versions are displayed as comma-separated values.

  • Mandatory Parameters

    Displays the parameters selected as mandatory for the command.

Toolbar

The toolbar is located above the column header. You can use the icons in the toolbar to perform various actions. These actions can also be accessed from the right-click menu in the window.

  • New icon (New)

    Opens the New Command Definition window, which enables you to create a command.

  • Edit icon (Edit)

    Opens the Edit Command Definition window for the selected command, which enables you to edit the command. You can also double-click the command to open the Edit Command Definition window.

  • Clone icon (Clone)

    Opens the Edit Command Definition <command_name> - copy window, which enables you to create a clone or copy of the selected command.

  • Lock icon (Lock)

    Opens the Lock Command confirmation dialog box, which enables you to lock the selected command. This option is enabled only for the commands you have created.

  • Unlock icon (Unlock)

    Opens the Unlock Command confirmation dialog box, which enables you to unlock the selected command. This option is enabled only for the commands locked by you. However, administrators can unlock commands locked by other users.

  • Delete icon (Delete)

    Opens the Delete Command confirmation dialog box, which enables you to delete the selected user-created command.

    Note You cannot delete a WFA or PS command.
  • Export icon (Export)

    Enables you to export the selected user-created command.

    Note You cannot export a WFA or PS command.
  • test icon (Test)

    Opens the Testing Command <CommandName> in <ScriptLanguage> dialog box, which enables you to test the selected command.

  • add to pack icon (Add To Pack)

    Opens the Add To Pack Command dialog box, which enables you to add the command and its dependable entities to a pack, which is editable.

    Note The Add To Pack feature is enabled only for commands for which the certification is set to None.
  • remove from pack icon (Remove From Pack)

    Opens the Remove From Pack Command dialog box for the selected command, which enables you to delete or remove the command from the pack.

    Note The Remove From Pack feature is enabled only for commands for which the certification is set to None.