In addition to being manually executed, Chains may be invoked in the following ways:
Run Chain Event
Triggered by a Schedule
Triggered by an ActionLink
Triggered by Anaplan Export New Record
Triggered by File Events
This short tutorial will explore the Run Chain Event approach to executing a OneCloud Chain. The "Additional topics covered in this article" section - near the bottom of this page - provides links to the triggers listed above.
Step 1: Add a Run Chain Event
To add a Run Chain Event:
Select the pencil icon or click the ellipses, then edit to edit the desired Chain. This example edits "Simple Extract Chain".
The Chain properties are edited by adding Commands.
Add the Run Chain Command by dragging the icon to the pallet.
💡Hint: Use the Find tool to search for "Run Chain" and/or use the top toolbar to jump to other Chain Events.
Double-click the icon to edit the Command.
In the Chain to Run section, select "Simple Extract Chain - Copy".
Save the Command.
📓 Location of Run Chain Event
Run Chain Events can be added anywhere in a Chain making them very flexible.
Step 2: Publish, Run and View Triggered Chain
The Chain must be published to run. To publish the "Simple Extract Chain":
Near the upper-right corner select Publish.
Then, in the comment window, click Publish.
Near the upper-right corner, click Execute to Execute the Chain.
The animations indicate the is Chain running.
When, the Chain completes running, click on the third Command - "Run Chain".
In the window that opens on the right, click "View Chain: Simple Extract Chain - Copy".
To confirm that the second Chain executed, click the "Preview Data" Command
In the window, change the view from "Output" to "LOGS".
The file contents should display, if the run was successful.