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Get a process

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Get a process

Use the Get process operation to search for a specific process to store in a tabular variable.

Before you begin

Make sure that you are in debug mode as described in Activate pattern debug mode.

About this task

You can manually specify the filtering criteria, or you can select a process from the list of all processes on the system. The values of the selected process are used to populate the filtering fields. Modify these criteria as needed (for example, to delete irrelevant criteria).

Processes that satisfy the specified filtering criteria are placed in a tabular variable whose name you specify. This tabular variable appears in the Temporary Variables table.


  1. Select Get process from the Operation list in one of the following locations:
    • the Identification Sections or Connectivity Sections for Service Mapping
    • the Step window for Discovery
  2. Click Browse to open a form containing a list of processes.
  3. Select a process and click OK. Filtering criteria are populated with values from the selected process.
  4. Define the field values as needed.
  5. In the Target: Variable Name field, specify a name for the tabular variable that holds the list of processes that satisfy the filtering criteria.
    You can also enter a value from the specific field in a tabular variable as described in Useful shortcuts in Pattern Designer.


The following configuration is an example of the Get process operation.
Field Value
Hierarchy Applications > Business Integration Software
CI Type Web Servers - IIS
Pattern IIS
Section Identification for HTTP(S) entry point types for IIS6 second logic
Step number and Name 40. Get IIS process