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Create a condition using Package SDK

  • Updated: 1/07/2021
    • Automation 360 v.x
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Create a condition using Package SDK

When using Automation 360, you can create a condition with the SDK package.

Using a condition

If and Loop are branching constructs in Automation 360. They are used to run a sequence of actions when a condition is set to true. A condition is used along with the If and Loop packages. A condition takes a set of inputs and returns a Boolean value.

Required annotations

For creating a condition, the following annotations are required:

Annotation Usage
BotCommand Use the BotCommand annotation with the condition as commandType. This ensures that the plain old Java object (POJO) is suitable for the creation of an Automation 360 condition.
CommandPkg These values are used when creating a package. Provide a name, label, and description to the annotation.
Idx Annotate all the parameters and member variables that are required and help with the validation check, or they might be displayed in the interface for the input. Provide the index (Idx) and the type.
Pkg Annotate all the parameters and member variables that will be shown in the interface. This annotation will be ignored if it is not accompanied by the Idx.
ConditionTest The method that has to be called for testing the condition. It must return a Boolean value. If the method accepts parameters, then annotate them with Idx.

Use case example

The following use case verifies whether the given number is greater than the other number.

  1. Create the POJO class with the business logic:
    public class IsGreater {
    
    	public Boolean checkGreater(Double first, Double checkAgainst) {
    		return first > checkAgainst;
    	}
    
    }
  2. Annotate the POJO class to enable it for the Automation 360 condition and to create the package:
    @BotCommand(commandType = Condition)
    @CommandPkg(label = "Is greater condition", name = "IsGreater",
    	description = "Checks if the given number is greater than the other.", node_label = "{{first}} > {{checkAgainst}} ")
    public class IsGreater {
    	public Boolean checkGreater(Double first, Double checkAgainst) {
    		return first > checkAgainst;
    	}
    }
  3. Annotate the checkGreater method to indicate that this method should be used as a comparison method.
    @ConditionTest
    public Boolean checkGreater(Double first, Double checkAgainst) {
    	return first > checkAgainst;
    }

    Every condition must have exactly one test condition method.

  4. Annotate the parameters of the checkGreater method with Idx and Pkg.

    Add @NotEmpty to ensure the value is not null.

    @ConditionTest
    public Boolean checkGreater(
    	@Idx(index = "1", type = AttributeType.NUMBER) @Pkg(label = "Number to check") @NotEmpty Double first,
    
    	@Idx(index = "2", type = AttributeType.NUMBER) @Pkg(label = "Number to compare against") @NotEmpty Double checkAgainst) {
    
    	return first > checkAgainst;
    }

    The attribute type number returns a Double.

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