Using a CLC Workbench to launch external applications

Launching external applications from the Toolbox

After connecting to a CLC Server with external applications configured and available to client systems, external applications can be executed by going to:

        Toolbox | External Applications (Image server_location_closed_16_n_p)

External applications are listed as individual tools in the Toolbox, as shown in figure 15.53. Depending on how they were configured, they may be located within subfolders of the External Applications folder.

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Figure 15.53: Selecting the external application to run.

When an external application is launched, the dialog shown in figure 15.54 is displayed. Depending on your setup, there may be other execution environment to choose from. For example, grid presets will be shown if they have been configured as described in Model II: Master server submitting to grid nodes.

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Figure 15.54: Selecting execution environment.

Progress through wizard steps, configuring any settings necessary (figure 15.55).

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Figure 15.55: Configurable parameters of an external application are presented in the wizard. Here, a sequence list has been selected for the "in" parameter.

Launching external applications as part of a workflow

External applications can be included in workflows, as described in External applications in workflows. Workflows stored in the Navigation Area can be launched from within the Workflow Editor and installed workflows can be launched from the Workbench Toolbox.