Step execution scripts

In a step configuration record, the step execution script field determines what a step with this configuration does when it runs.

Step inputs

The input variables to a step are determined by the inputs related list in the step configuration record. The inputs parameter to executeScript() gives the script access to these variables. For example, if the inputs related list contains two records: var1 and var2, the script can reference var1 with the expression inputs.var1 and can reference var2 with inputs.var2.

Step outputs

The output variables to a step are determined by the outputs related list in the step configuration record. The outputs parameter to executeScript() gives the script access to these variables. For example, if the outputs related list contains two records: out1 and out2, the script can reference out1 with the expression outputs.out1 and can reference out2 with outputs.out2.

Step result

The stepResult parameter provides access to an API that controls whether the step passes or fails. It also determines the message the step writes to the log.

The method stepResult.setSuccess() causes the step to succeed. The method stepResult.setFailed() causes the step to fail.

The method stepResult.setOutputMessage()sets the message to write to the log when the step suceeds or fails. It takes one parameter: the string to write to the log. If the script calls stepResult.setOutputMessage() more than once, the most recent value set overwrites any previous value.

Record Query step execution script

    (function executeStep(inputs, outputs, stepResult) {
         if (gs.nil(inputs.table)) {
            stepResult.setOutputMessage(gs.getMessage("The '{0}' input variable was not specified",
               'table'));
         stepResult.setFailed();
          return;
    }
    var query = new GlideRecord(inputs.table);
    query.addEncodedQuery(inputs.field_values);
    query.query();
    if (!query.next()) {
         stepResult.setOutputMessage(gs.getMessage("No records matching query:\n{0}",
             inputs.field_values));
          stepResult.setFailed();
    } else {
         stepResult.setSuccess();
         outputs.table = inputs.table;
         outputs.first_record = query.getUniqueValue();
         stepResult.setOutputMessage(gs.getMessage("Found {0} {1} records matching query:\n{2}",
                                                  [query.getRowCount(),
                                                   inputs.table,
                                                   inputs.field_values]));
    }
    }(inputs, outputs, stepResult));