Wrapper Generation

Once the graphic creation of the process is complete, it can be tested. To do so, the wrapper must be converted to JavaScript. ITPilot automatically compiles the workflows defining the wrappers to programs expressed in JavaScript language. The JavaScript code is generated by clicking on the “JavaScript” button on the button area (or by directly executing the process by pressing the ”Test wrapper” button, even though this option does not allow the visualization of the JavaScript code). If the code cannot be generated, check the error message that is displayed in the JavaScript editor and that all components in the workflow are correctly configured (remember that incorrectly configured components appear in red).

If the code is successfully generated, a window will be displayed containing the code, as shown in JavaScript code of the generated wrapper. The code can be edited from this window, should any modification have to be made, or it can be regenerated. If you decide to regenerate the JavaScript associated to the flow, any changes made to the code will be lost. However, bear in mind that the changes made to the JavaScript code will have no effect on the component flow, and subsequent changes made to the workflow will not have effect in the modified JavaScript. As the JavaScript code is the one executed by the ITPilot runtime, after making changes to the workflow the JavaScript code must be regenerated and modified again, to include the changes in the workflow. If changes in the graphical flow editor are frequent, the use of the Script component (see section Script) is recommended to apply the necessary changes to the JavaScript code of the wrapper, instead of editing the code manually after each change to the wrapper. Besides, you can read ITPilot Developer Guide for further information on the code generated by ITPilot.

JavaScript code of the generated wrapper

JavaScript code of the generated wrapper