Scripts contain the actual JavaScript and settings that determine how scripts appear in tasks. Scripts are similar to “Topics” in other connectors and appear as “Processors” in the Task Builder’s “Build” panel.

Add Scripts

To add scripts, click the “Add” button with the Script connector’s “Scripts” node selected in the main application’s nagivation pane.


Script Settings

For each script you can configure the following.


( 1 ) Script

The JavaScript code that is to be executed. Please see the guidelines below.

( 2 ) Name

The script’s name.

( 3 ) Input Tag Settings

Configure the Script to either accept any input tags or specify a list of input tag names.

If accepting any tags then any tag can be connected to the script topic within the Task Builder via its topic connection point.

If input tags are specified then the Task Builder will show tag connection points for the specified tags only.

( 4 ) Output Tag Settings

Either select option “Outputs are the same as inputs” or specify output tags by name. The Task Builder will show output tag connections points accordingly.

Press the “Apply” button to commit any changes.

Scripting Guidelines

Dataristix makes input values available in an object called “inputValues” and expects output values to be assigned to an object called “outputValues”. Within the script, access input values and output values via name in the form:

outputValues['outputTagName'] = inputValues['inputTagName'];

In the above example, the output value is the same as the input value but you can, of course, apply any logic to calculate output values.

If input tag names and output tag names are not known in advance (because the script is configured to accept any input tag with no specific output tags) then you can loop through available inputs and assign output values in the following form:

for (let [key, value] of Object.entries(inputValues)) {
    outputValues[key] = value;

The above example assumes that the key (the name) is valid for both, the “inputValues” and the “outputValues”.

If output tags are different from the input tags, then output tags need to be accessed separately. For example, if there is one output tag named “Sum” then your JavaScript may calculate the output value as:

let sum = 0;
for (let [key, value] of Object.entries(inputValues)) {
    sum += value;
outputValues['Sum'] = sum;

Test Script

Press the “Test” button in the toolbar to test your script. The following dialog is shown.


( 1 ) Edit the script for testing if required.

( 2 ) Enter input tag names and values (if the script accepts any input values) or enter input values for specific input tag names.

( 3 ) This area will show script results once you execute the script by pressing the “Execute” button. You can do this repeatedly.

( 4 ) If you have modified your script during testing then you can update the original script by chosing “Close and Update” to close the dialog. Press the “Close” button to close the dialog without modifying the original script.

Remove Scripts

Remove scripts by selecting “Scripts” in the navigation panel, then select one or more scripts to remove in the content panel; finally click on the “Remove” toolbar button to remove selected scripts.



Note that scripts are also removed from any task using the scripts.