How to use Process Libraries in Dell Boomi
A common operation in Dell Boomi is to copy processes from one account to another. These processes can often be used as templates for new processes. One way to accomplish this task is to copy the process to the other account choosing the account and the folder.
While this method does move the process that we need to the correct account, there are a few drawbacks to this method.
- It is difficult to determine which version of the process you are using when copying the process in this manner.
- Copying a new version of the process is often messy process which involves first deleting the old version of the process before copying over the new version.
In many instances there are better and less painful alternatives to the above mentioned method.
Dell Boomi offers a feature called Process Library Management that fixes these issues. A process library is a collection of processes published in order to share with managed accounts on a per-account group basis. Users of managed accounts can install copy of library processes in their accounts. Processes published to a process library are versioned making it easy to determine what version you or your clients may be using. Processes in the library are updated automatically when a newer version of the process is published. In addition, since the processes in the library are versioned, it is an easy task to roll back to a previous version if needed.
There are however a few caveats that come with the use of process libraries that need to be observed.
- Process library management is an optional Dell Boomi AtomSphere feature and must be first enabled before using.
- Processes can only be shared with managed accounts, that is the account must be associated with your account when first created.
Publishing a Process
To publish a process, first navigate to the Process Library page.
Select the process that you wish to publish. Selecting a process will also display the Process Publication History.
Confirm the publication of the process and add notes as necessary.
Navigate to the Account Groups page.
Choose the account group that you wish to make the published process available to.
Navigate to the Resources tab on this page.
Click the plus button to add a new process
Select the process that you would like to make available to the managed account group.
In order for a managed account to use a published process. The process must first be installed. You may do so by first navigating to the process library on a managed account.
The process that was previously published is now available to be installed and used.
The process is now available for use to use.
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