Tools and Connectors

Tool connectors in Warewolf are used to perform common tasks or data manipulation inside your service or microservice. You do not need to go out of Warewolf and call a data connector to perform the task for you.

Tools give a high degree of manipulation and data mapping capabilities.

Tools are also used to logically construct services in flow based fashion so you can have excellent data routing and logical processing inside your service.

Tools are used to extend the functionality of services and allow for rapid development and ease of understanding.

Tools contribute to a low rate of error and low cognitive overhead as they do the heavy lifting for you. This lets you focus on the big picture and work extremely fast.

An example use case for each tool can be found in the Examples folder in the Warewolf Studio. You can get information on each tool by looking at the “What does this do?” section at the bottom left of the Studio, when an area on the tool is selected.

Below is a list of tool connectors in Category order:

Control Flow

decision tool connectors icon Decision
Use the Decision flow tool to check if something is True or False and execute different branches based on that decision. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\Control Flow – Decision

switch tool icon Switch
Use the Switch tool when you need to take a different action depending on the value of a variable. Just drag another flow arm to add another possibility. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Control Flow – Switch

Sequence Tool Icon used in Warewolf Studio Sequence
Use the sequence tool to group steps into a single step in a workflow. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\Control Flow – Sequence


 Data

Assing-Object Tool Icon in WarewolfAssign Object
Use the Assign Object tool to manipulate Object data. You can use the Assign Object tool inside a Select & Apply tool for more fine-grained control of the manipulation.

Data-Merge Tool Icon in Warewolf Data Merge
Use the Data Merge to join recordset data together. Very handy for making flat files. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Data – Data Merge

Base- Conversion Tool Icon in Warewolf Base Convert
Use the Base Conversion tool to convert data From Text, Base64, Hex and Binary to Text, Base64, Hex and Binary. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Data – Base Conversion

Case Conversion tool used in warewolf studio Case Convert
Use the Case Conversion tool to convert or change the case of text. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Data – Case Conversion

Data- Split Tool Icon In Warewolf Data Split
Use the Data Split to break up a variable into multiple variables based on some character or index, a new line or a tab etc. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Data – Data Split

Find-Index Icon in Warewolf Find Index
Use the Find Index tool to find the numeric index of one or more occurrences of something in that variable. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Utility – Find Index

Replace Tool Icon in Warewolf Replace
Use the Replace tool to find and replace information in a variable / recordset. And return the count of how many were replaced. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Utility – Replace

Assign Tool IconAssign
Use the Assign tool to set the value of a variable. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Utility – Assign


Database

My SQL ICON - Used in WarewolfMy SQL
Use the MySQL tool to execute against any MySQL Database. This tool will expose the stored procedures etc. that are already set up on the database. It allows you to map Warewolf data into, execute and then map the Warewolf data out of them.

ODBC Icon in WarewolfODBC
Use the ODBC tool to execute against any ODBC Data Source. This tool will execute your commands against the ODBC on your computer. It allows you to map Warewolf data into, execute then map Warewolf data out of them.

My SQL ICON - Used in WarewolfOracle
Use the Oracle tool to execute against any Oracle database. This tool will expose the stored procedures etc. that are already setup on the database and allow you to map Warewolf data into, execute and then map Warewolf data out of them.

Postgre Icon for the database connector used in warewold studioPostgreSQL
Use the PostgreSQL tool to execute against any PostgreSQL database. This tool will expose the stored procedures etc. that are already setup on the database and allow you to map Warewolf data into, execute and then map Warewolf data out of them.

Microsoft SQl Icon - Used in warewolfSQL Bulk Insert
Use the Bulk Insert tool to move more than one record at a time into Microsoft SQL Server. This tool exposes the built-in functionality options and is highly performant when used exclusively with the Recordset data going in.

 

Microsoft SQl Icon - Used in warewolfSQL Server
Use the SQL tool to execute against any SQL Database. This tool will expose the stored procedures etc. that are already setup on the database. It allows you to map Warewolf data into, execute then map Warewolf data out of them.

 

 


 Email

SMTP Send Icon used in Warewolf SMTP Send
Use the SMTP send tool to send an email from a SMTP server e.g. Gmail

Exchange Send Tool Icon - Used in WarewolfExchange Send
Use the exchange send tool to email from an Exchange email account.


 File and Folder

File-Folder-Create Icon in Warewolf Create
Use the Create tool to create folders or files. (File System, UNC, FTP, FTPS, SFTP) This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ File and Folder – Create

File-Folder-Copy Icon in Warewolf Copy
Use the Copy tool to make a copy of a file or folder. (File System, UNC, FTP, FTPS, SFTP) This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ File and Folder – Copy

File-Folder-Delete Icon in Warewolf Delete
Use the Delete tool to delete a file or a folder. (File System, UNC, FTP, FTPS, SFTP) This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ File and Folder – Delete

File-Folder-Move Icon in Warewolf Move
Use the Move tool to move folders or files from one location to another. (File System, UNC, FTP, FTPS, SFTP) This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ File and Folder -Move

File-Folder-Read-Folder Icon in Warewolf Read Folder
Use the Read Folder tool to read the list of files in a folder into a variable. (File System, UNC, FTP, FTPS, SFTP) This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ File and Folder – Read Folder

File-Folder-Read Icon in Warewolf Read File
Use the Read File tool to put the contents of a file into a variable. (File System, UNC, FTP, FTPS, SFTP) This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ File and Folder – Read File

File-Folder-Write Icon in Warewolf Write File
Use the Write File tool to put the contents of a variable into a physical file on a disk. (File System, UNC, FTP, FTPS, SFTP) This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ File and Folder – Write File

File-Folder-Rename Icon in Warewolf Rename
Use the Rename tool to rename a file or folder. (File System, UNC, FTP, FTPS, SFTP) This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ File and Folder – Rename

File-Folder-Unzip Icon in Warewolf Unzip
Use the Unzip tool to decompress a Zip file into a folder. (File System, UNC, FTP, FTPS, SFTP) This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ File and Folder – Unzip

File-Folder- Zip Icon in Warewolf Zip
Use the Zip tool to compress a folder or a file into a Zip archive. (File System, UNC, FTP, FTPS, SFTP) This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ File and Folder – Zip


HTTP Web Methods

Web Service Icon in WarewolfDELETE
Use the HTTP Web DELETE tool to execute a web DELETE request. You can specify headers and other relevant data.

Web Service Icon in WarewolfGET
Use the HTTP Web GET tool to execute a web GET request. You can specify headers and other relevant data.

Web Service Icon in WarewolfPOST
Use the HTTP Web POST tool to execute a web POST request. You can specify headers and other relevant data.

Web Service Icon in WarewolfPUT
Use the HTTP Web PUT tool to execute a web PUT request. You can specify headers and other relevant data.


 Loop Constructs

Loop Construct Icon- Used in Warewolf Studio For Each
Use the For Each tool to run something a few times. Very handy for processing recordset or specific records. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Loop Constructs – For Each

Loop Construct IconSelect & Apply
Use the Select & Apply tool to update Recordset and Object data without having to map the data out first. You can perform any number of updates or combinations of updates by using it in conjunction with the sequence tool.


Recordset

Recordset - Length Tool used in Warewolf Length
Use the Records Length tool to get the length of the recordset. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Recordset – Length

Find Records Tool Icon in Warewolf Find Records
Use the Find Records tool to return indexes of records that match a given criteria. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Recordset – Find

Delete Tool Icon in Warewolf Delete
Use the Delete Records tool to remove records from a recordset. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Recordset – Delete

Sort Records Tool Icon used in Warewolf Sort
Use the Sort Records tool to order records either forwards or backwards. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Recordset – Sort

Count-Records Icon in Warewolf Count
Use the Count Records tool to return the number of records in a recordset. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Recordset – Count Records

Unique Records tool used in Warewolf Unique Records
Use the Unique Records tool to return all unique records in a recordset. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Recordset – Unique

 


 Resources

Service Icon - Used in Warewolf Service
Use the Service tool to execute another Warewolf service. Or, drag and drop directly from the Explorer.

Net-DLL Icon in WarewolfCom DLL
Use the Com DLL tool to connect to, and execute any, Com DLL from inside your flow-based service.

Net-DLL Icon in Warewolf DotNet DLL Connector
Use the DotNet DLL tool to connect to, and execute any, DotNet DLL from inside your flow-based service.

Net-DLL Icon in WarewolfWCF
Use the WCF tool, to execute any pre-existing WCF services you may have access to. If your service returns any data you will be able to map this data into Warewolf variables, to use later in your flow.


Scripting

CMD - Script Tool Icon used in Warewolf CMD Script
Use the CMD tool to execute command line commands like a batch file. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Scripting – CMD Line.

JavaScript Icon used in the warewolf studioJavaScript
JavaScript tool to execute JavaScript Code.
Python Icon used in the Warewolf StudioPython
Use the Python tool to execute Python Code.

Ruby Icon - Used in the Warewolf StudioRuby
Use the Ruby tool to execute Ruby Code.

 


 SharePoint

Sharepoint Icon used in WarewolfCopy File
Use the SharePoint Copy File tool to copy files from a SharePoint Server. Also works with SharePoint Online.

Sharepoint Icon used in WarewolfCreate list Item(s)
Use the SharePoint Create List Item tool to add an entry to a SharePoint list. Also works with SharePoint Online.

Sharepoint Icon used in WarewolfDelete File
Use the SharePoint Delete File tool to delete files from a SharePoint Server. Also works with SharePoint Online.

Sharepoint Icon used in WarewolfDelete list Item(s)
Use the SharePoint Delete List Item tool to delete an entry from a SharePoint list. Also works with SharePoint Online.

Sharepoint Icon used in WarewolfDownload File
Use the SharePoint Download File tool to download files from SharePoint Server. Also works with SharePoint Online.

Sharepoint Icon used in WarewolfUpload File
Use the SharePoint Upload File tool to upload files to a SharePoint Server. Also works with SharePoint Online.

Sharepoint Icon used in WarewolfMove File
Use the SharePoint Move File tool to move files on a SharePoint Server. Also works with SharePoint Online.

Sharepoint Icon used in WarewolfRead Folder
Use the SharePoint Read Folder tool to read folder contents on a SharePoint Server. Also works with SharePoint Online.

Sharepoint Icon used in WarewolfRead list Item(s)
Use the SharePoint Read List Item tool to Read the values off a SharePoint list. Also works with SharePoint Online.

Sharepoint Icon used in WarewolfUpdate list Item(s)
Use the SharePoint Update List Item tool to update an entry on a SharePoint list. Also works with SharePoint Online.


 Storage: Dropbox

Drop Box Icon - Used for storage in WarewolfDelete
Use the Dropbox Delete tool to remove files or folders from your Dropbox online account.

Drop Box Icon - Used for storage in WarewolfDownload
Use the Dropbox Download tool to pull files and folders down from your Dropbox online account onto your system.

Drop Box Icon - Used for storage in WarewolfList Contents
Use the Dropbox List Contents tool to read the file, folder or file and folder information of a folder and or subfolders in your Dropbox online account.

Drop Box Icon - Used for storage in WarewolfUpload
Use the Dropbox Upload tool to upload from your system to your Dropbox online account.


Utility

Calculate Icon - used in WarewolfAggregate Calculate
To perform a calculation, put the calculation in here in BODMAS format. To use the aggregate functions, use the recordset (*) notation e.g. SUM([[Staff(*).Salaries]]) will perform one calculation and give one result that is the total of all the Salaries fields in the Staff() recordset.Create - JSON Icon Tool in WarewolfCreate Json
Use the Create Json tool to create Json data.

Calculate Icon - used in WarewolfCalculate
Use the Calculate tool to apply Excel like functions and mathematical procedures. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Utility – Calculate

Date and time icon in warewolf studio Date and Time
Use the Date and Time tool to change a date’s format and add or subtract a piece of time. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Utility – Date and Time

Date- Time Difference Used in Warewolf Date and Time Difference
Use the Date and Time Difference tool to calculate the difference in time of two date times. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Utility – Date and Time Difference

System Information Icon - Used in Warewolf System Information
Use the System Information tool to get local information specific to the machine that is running the workflow. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Utility – System Information

Format-Number Tool- Used in Warewolf Format Number
Use the format number tool for rounding and showing decimals. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Utility – Format Number

Utility - Random- Tool used in Warewolf Random
Use the Random tool to generate random numbers, letters, both or GUIDs. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Utility – Random

Get -Web-Request Tool Icon - used in Warewolf Web Request
Use the Web Request tool to execute a URL and return the server response. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Utility – Web Request

Comment Icon - used in Warewolf Comment
Use the Comment tool to leave notes and information within your workflow. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Utility – CommentUtility - Xpath Tool Icon Used in Warewolf Xpath
Query XML data using XPath 2.0 syntax and then use the results in other parts of your workflow. This tool’s example workflow can be found in: Examples\ Utility – Xpath

Rabbit MQ icon used in warewold studioRabbit MQ Publish
Use the Rabbit MQ Publish tool to publish messages to a Rabbit MQ queue. The queue will be created if it does not exist.

Rabbit MQ icon used in warewold studioRabbit MQ Consume
Use the Rabbit MQ Consume tool to read messages off a Rabbit MQ server’s queue.

 


 

 

 

 

 

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