Setting up External Applications

Before you create an external activity, you need to set up the external application that the external activity calls.
To set up an external application:
  1. Install the external application on the same system as TotalFlow Production Manager.
    Follow the installation instructions provided with the external application.
  2. Make sure that TotalFlow Production Manager can find and execute the external application. Do either of these:
    • Include the full path to the external application in the command that you create.
    • Add the folder where the external application is installed to the PATH system environment variable.
  3. Verify that the external application runs without errors.
  4. If the external application uses a command-line interface, record the command that you use to run the external application.
    You will use this command as a basis for the value of the External command property when you create the Run External Application activity.