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 The Task Execute Snap is being phased out in favor of the Pipeline Execute Snap.

Snap type:

Flow


Description:

This Snap lets you execute predefined triggered tasks.  

A task can be selected from the current project or from the Shared project using the suggest functionality of the task property. A path of another project can be copied directly into the property value if needed, however the user executing the task must have permissions on the project where the task resides.

 
A task can be executed on a Snaplex, that either resides in the cloud or on-premises. In the latter, the user can choose to use the on-premises URL to execute the task without going through the cloud services. For detail, refer to Running an On-Premises Pipeline from a URL

A batch size can be defined if multiple documents need to be streamed to the underlying pipeline of the task.

Task parameters can be defined to allow passing parameters to the underlying pipeline of the task. The task parameter is suggestible and will return the parameter names of the underlying pipeline if any are defined. 

The parameter value can either be a constant value (= disabled) or can come from the input view or a pipeline parameter of the current pipeline (= enabled).


To be able to seamlessly stream date types from/to the underlying pipeline, one must define the underlying pipeline with one unconnected document input view and one unconnected document output view.

This Snap is being phased out in favor of the Pipeline Execute Snap.

Prerequisites:

None


Support and limitations:

Works in Ultra Task Pipelines if Batch size is set to 1.

Account: 

Accounts are not used with this Snap.


Views:
InputThis Snap has at most one document input view.
OutputThis Snap has exactly one document output view.
ErrorThis Snap has at most one document error view and produces zero or more documents in the view.

Settings

Label

Required. The name for the Snap. You can modify this to be more specific, especially if you have more than one of the same Snap in your pipeline.

Use On-Premises URL

Required. If selected, the on-premises URL of the task will be be used to invoke Child Pipeline execution. Selecting this checkbox avoids sending data through the cloud.

For this to option to work, the Task selected must use an on-premises Snaplex. For more information, refer to the Triggered Tasks page. 

Task


Required. This setting allows the execution of a predefined triggered task. The task can be created in SnapLogic Manager for any given pipeline. Parameters of the pipeline can be passed in as variables using the Task parameter section of the Snap. Documents that are passed into the Snap are being streamed in the form of batches. The batch size controls how much memory is being used by the Snap. The data is transmitted encoded so that data formats such as LocalDate and DateTime can be preserved without having to parse them afterwards. The task must be either in Shared or in the project where the pipeline resides.

Example/Snaplogic/shared/feed task

Batch size


This setting defines the batch size of the request. The incoming documents will be accumulated in a list up to the defined batch size before it is submitted to the endpoint. The last document of the batch is used to provide the task parameter values if the batch size is set > 1.

Example: 1000

Task parameters


This setting lets you define task parameters and their values. A task parameter refers to the pipeline parameter of the underlying pipeline.

Example:

Task parameterTask parameter value
param1 $input

Snap Execution

Select one of the three modes in which the Snap executes. Available options are:

  • Validate & Execute: Performs limited execution of the Snap, and generates a data preview during Pipeline validation. Subsequently, performs full execution of the Snap (unlimited records) during Pipeline runtime.
  • Execute only: Performs full execution of the Snap during Pipeline execution without generating preview data.
  • Disabled: Disables the Snap and all Snaps that are downstream from it.

Example


Use the attached pipeline, feed (compressed), as a sample. Next, use the task sample pipeline (compressed) as the parent pipeline that will call the task.

The task, feed task, has to be created manually either in Shared or in the project where task sample resides. The task must be defined as a triggered task. Once completed, the suggest capability of the Task Execute Snap can be used to refer to the task and its parameters.

You can also find more information on the SnapLogic blog at: SnapLogic Tips and Tricks: Understanding the Task Execute Snap.

Snap Pack History

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ReleaseSnap PackDateTypeUpdates
4.27main12833 StableEnhanced the Gate Snap with the Output Document Content field that enables you to indicate the count of input documents and the specific (first or last) document to include in the output.
4.26main11181 Stable

Added Binary Copy Snap to copy a binary stream to the Snap’s output views. You can use this Snap if you want to send the same information to multiple endpoints.

4.25425patches10571 Latest

Enhanced the performance of Binary Router Snap via more efficient IO utilization.

4.25main9554
 
Stable

Enhanced the HTTP Router Snap to support Ultra Pipelines.

4.24main8556 Stable

Added the Ignore empty stream checkbox to the Gate Snap Settings

4.23main7430 Stable

Enhances the Data Validator Snap by making the Constraint value field as optional under the Constraints.

4.22main6403
 
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.21 Patch                     flow8855-Latest

Fixes the Binary Router Snap's failure in Ultra Pipelines by preventing a deep-copy (performing a copy of the original objects recursively) of binary data headers.

4.21snapsmrc542-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.20snapsmrc535-Latest
  • Adds a new Snap, Gate, which enables you to consolidate multiple input streams into a single output document where each input stream is displayed as a label containing the list of records that were received by that input view.
  • The Pipeline Execute Snap now provides the following capabilities:
    • Specify the Snaplex on which to run child Pipelines. You can now select the Snaplex on which to run the child Pipelines through the Execute On and Snaplex Path fields. The default option is executing the child Pipeline on the same Snaplex node as the Parent, but you can also specify a different Snaplex through the drop-down list, which includes the option to manually enter a Snaplex name.
    • Configure retry logic for child Pipeline executions. You can now configure retry logic for child Pipeline executions though the following fields: Number of Retries, Retry Interval, and Timeout fields.
4.19snaprsmrc528-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.18 Patchflow7743-Latest

Added a property Validate full JSON path to the Data Validator Snap to fix an issue wherein a field validation failure against a constraint does not produce an error.

4.18snapsmrc523-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.17 Patchflow7637-Latest

Fixed an issue with the Data Validator Snap wherein the output fails to report all but one of the violations when there are multiple constraints of the Required type.

4.17 PatchALL7402-Latest

Pushed automatic rebuild of the latest version of each Snap Pack to SnapLogic UAT and Elastic servers.

4.17snapsmrc515-Latest

Added the Snap Execution field to all Standard-mode Snaps. In some Snaps, this field replaces the existing Execute during preview check box.

4.16snapsmrc508-Latest

Pipeline Execute Snap: Added the capability to select either document (previously supported) or binary data (new) for your input and output Views.

4.15 Patchflow6263-Latest

Improved the error messages to include the source path of the constraint for data validation failures.

4.15snapsmrc500-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.14snapsmrc490-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.13snapsmrc486-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.12 Patchflow4895-Latest

Fixed an issue in the Data Validator Snap that made multiple copies of lineage on the error path.

4.12snapsmrc480-Stable

Resolved an issue with the Union Snap that caused excessive CPU utilization.

4.11 Patchflow4461-Latest

Fixed an issue with the Pipeline Execute Snap that could cause the parent pipeline to freeze when the child pipeline fails.

4.11 Patchflow4292 -Latest

Resolved an issue with the Union Snap in Ultra Mode that spikes the CPU utilization to ~30% during startup of 120 instances.

4.11snapsmrc465-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.10snapsmrc414-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.9.0 Patchflow3094-Latest

Addressed an issue in Binary Router where the Snap did not wait until all threads were completed to write data to the output views.

4.9.0 Patchflow3320-Latest

Data Validator Snap - fixed Type constraint feature.

4.9snapsmrc405-StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.8.0snapsmrc398
Stable

Filter: Snap-aware error handling policy enabled for Spark mode. This ensures the error handling specified on the Snap is used.

4.7.0 Patchflow2598
Latest

Addressed a possible race condition when reusing pipelines with a Pipeline Execute Snap.

4.7.0flow2297
Stable

Fixed an issue with Ultra pipeline when invoking, using Pipeline Execute, a child pipeline that contains a non-Ultra compatible Snap.

4.7.0snapsmrc382
Stable
  • Recommendation: The Pipeline Execute Snap is meant to eventually replace ForEach and Task Execute. It is suggested you use Pipeline Execute for all new pipelines and update existing pipelines at your earliest convenience.
  • Updated the Pipeline Execute Snap with Execute during preview field.
4.6.0 Patchflow1909
Latest

Resolved an issue with Union Snap slowing down pipelines.

4.6.0snapsmrc362
Stable
  • The following Snaps now support error view in Spark mode: Copy, Union.
  • ForEach: The value for the Maximum instances property is limited to a maximum of 100. A value higher than 100 will automatically be limited down to 100 during pipeline execution.
  • Pipeline Execute: Snaplex property added to let you specify the Snaplex on which to run the child pipeline.
  • Resolved an issue in Task Execute Snap that caused an internal server error (status code: 500).
  • Resolved an issue in Pipeline Execute Snap that did not show parameter suggestions when the pipeline is selected from another project.
  • Resolved an issue in Copy Snap that showed errors on the UI while the Javascript was being executed.
  • Resolved an issue in Filter Snap that failed with "could not filter the document" if upstream data for ServiceNow Query.
4.5.1flow1574
Latest
  • Resolved an issue with Pipeline Execute not able to load pipeline selected from the pipeline picker property.
  • Enhanced error handling in Pipeline Execute for when Reuse is enabled and the pipeline path is an expression whose result is not constant.
  • Resolved an issue in Pipeline Execute not including the runtime ID and state in error documents.
4.5.0snapsmrc344
Stable
  • NEW! Pipeline Execute introduced in this release. This Snap provides a way to flexibly and efficiently execute pipelines and flowing documents into and out of these executions.

  • Resolved an issue in Task Execute Snap to ensure JAVA 7 and JAVA 8 Snaplex give the same output.

  • Resolved an issue with the Router Snap routing to the wrong output when used in Spark mode

4.4.0

Stable
  • Resolved an issue with Exit Snap hanging during validation if threshold is not met.

  • Spark support added to the Copy, Filter, Router, and Union Snaps.

4.3.2

Latest
  • Resolved an issue with Task Execute where java.math.BigInteger cannot be cast to java.lang.String exception if input document variable was a numeric type.

  • Resolved an issue with Task Execute failing with expression enabled.

  • Resolved an issue with data preview not working in the ForEach Snap.

  • Resolved an issue with Execute during Preview functionality broken in the ForEach Snap.

  • Resolved an issue with ForEach Snap not representing the output schema correctly during preview.

4.3.1

Latest

Resolved an issue with the ForEach poll interval being inconsistent.

4.3.0

Stable
  • In Data Validator, the pattern option now works with partial matches.

  • Exit Snap 

    • Error handling improved to handle messages that are non-strings.

    • Exit Snap now supports expressions in the Exit error message property.

  • ForEach Snap now generates output documents when run. Output documents will also be produced if a child pipeline called by the ForEach is manually stopped.

4.2.2

Latest
  • Resolved an issue in ForEach where a recursive pipeline in synchronous mode was unable to finish execution.

  • Resolved an issue in Data Validator not working for partial matches.



August 7, 2015 (2015.25/4.2.1)
  • NEW! Exit Snap introduced in this release. This Snap forces a pipeline to stop with a failed status if it receives more records than the user-defined threshold.

  • Resolved error in ForEach Snap where an exposed error view triggered a pipeline failure.



June 27, 2015 (2015.22)

The Router Snap now supports even distribution across all output views if no expressions are defined. With this change, Routes is no longer a required field.



June 6, 2015 (2015.20)
  • Task Execute should have Execute on preview
  • Directory Browser Snap did not render output data when running from "Windows" Groundplex.


May 15, 2015

ForEach: Error was not thrown on validation if the child pipeline was not provided.



May 2, 2015
  • Binary Router: enhanced error handling
  • Filter: bug fixes
  • Router: bug fixes


December 20, 2014

Updated Snaps may include new or changed functionality or be otherwise improved.

  • Data Validator: Type constraint added.
  • Union Snap: Preserve order was removed.


July/Summer 2014
  • NEW! Binary Router Snap introduced in this release.
  • NEW! Task Execute Snap introduced in this release.


June 30, 2014
  • Data Validator (Beta Release). This Snap validates incoming documents and their attributes against constraints you define.
  • ForEach: Addressed an issue with parallel execution not working properly.


April 2014

ForEach Snap updated to support Snaplex selection and pipeline parameters.



January 2014

NEW! ForEach Snap introduced in this release.



November 2013
  • NEW! Head Snap introduced in this release.
  • NEW! Tail Snap introduced in this release.


Initial Release (June 2013)
  • Router Snap introduced in this release.
  • Copy Snap introduced in this release.
  • Union Snap introduced in this release.
  • Filter Snap introduced in this release.