Workflow Designer has eight Symantec component generators. These generators are divided into two groups: generators for the Symantec Management Platform 6.5 (Notification Server 6.5) and generators for the Symantec Management Platform 7.0 and above. The only difference between the generators is the version of the Symantec Management Platform with which their components communicate. The generators are as follows: ASDK, ASDK Tasks, Reports, and Resource. Each Symantec generator builds or rebuilds custom libraries of the Symantec components that are available. After these custom libraries are built, you can use the newly generated Symantec components in your projects.
Each Symantec component generator is an Integration-type project.
Table: The Symantec Management Platform 6.5 and 7.0 generators
ASDK component generator
The ASDK generator is run after installation by the workflow developer. It creates components out of ASDK method calls. ASDK methods change less frequently than task and resources change on the Symantec Management Console. However, any changes to an ASDK method that is contained within a component requires the components to be regenerated.
The Task generator is run after installation by the workflow developer. It gathers ASDK tasks on the Symantec Management Console. A task is an action that is taken on a resource or a collection of resources. Tasks are managed in the Symantec Management Console. Any component that is generated needs to be regenerated to reflect changes from the Symantec Management Console.
The Report generator is run after installation by the workflow developer. It gathers all of the reports that are available in the Symantec Management Console. For every report that is available, one component is created. Each report component represents a SQL query that retrieves and stores structured data back in a collection within a workflow.
Resource component generator
The Resource generator is run during installation. It gathers all of the resources that are available on the Symantec Management Console. A resource is usually a tangible item such as a computer, telephone, or printer. Resources have data and associations to other resources on the Symantec Management Console. Resources are managed in the Symantec Management Console. The components that are generated must be regenerated to reflect changes from the Symantec Management Platform.
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