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Server Requests Business Service

The Server Requests business service is for sending generic requests to the server request broker. The Server Requests business service can send requests in three different modes: asynchronous, synchronous or schedule mode. While in synchronous mode, it will send the request to the server request broker and wait for a response. Otherwise, it will just send the request but does not wait for a response.

When invoking the Server Requests business service to submit a component request, you need to specify SRBroker parameters in the input property set and all component specific parameters in a child property set. There are two points to note: There is no validation for component parameters passed in the child property set, and these arguments do not appear in the picklist in the workflow administration views.

NOTE:  If you want to pass parameters to the server component that are not listed as available arguments, you can create a custom business service that contains the necessary parameters. Alternatively, you can create a component job that has the parameters defined as part of the job definition.

This service has two methods available:

  • Submit Request. Use this method to submit a request to the server request broker.
  • Cancel Request. Use this method to cancel any server request that is currently awaiting to be run.

Submit Request Arguments

Table 75 describes the Submit Request method arguments.

Table 75.  Submit Request Method Arguments


Required (if Component Job is not entered). Enter the name of the server component to run.

Component Job

Required (if Component is not entered). Enter the name of the component job to run.

Delete After

Optional. Number of iterations before deleting the request. Works with Delete After Units. The default value is 0 (zero).

Delete After Units

Optional. The units to measure the iterations for the Delete After argument. The default value is "NoReq" for synchronous (request is not saved to the database) and "Eon" for asynchronous (request is never deleted).

Other possible values are:

  • ASAP
  • DAYS


Optional. A description of the server request.

Hold Flag

Optional. For asynchronous requests only. Flag to indicate whether or not to hold the request.

Maximum Execution Time

For future use.


Optional. Only applicable for service-based server components (for example, Workflow Process Manager, Communications Manager). Specify the business service method to invoke.

Mode of Server Request

Required. This tells the server request broker how to handle the server request. While in auto mode, the server request broker will set the mode to either synchronous or schedule, depending if the client is connected or mobile.

  • Sync: Synchronous
  • Async: Asynchronous
  • Schedule: Schedule
  • Auto: Automatic configuration

Request ID Needed

Optional. This is only applicable to asynchronous and schedule mode. If this is set to false, these two server requests will return even faster.

Request Key

For future use.

Repeat Interval

Optional. The interval for repeating requests.

Number of Repetitions

Optional. The number of repetitions for repeating requests.

Repeat From

Optional. Possible values are Scheduled Start, Actual Start, and End.

Repeat Interval Units

Optional. Unit of intervals for repeating requests.

Server Name

Optional. Enter the specific server that this request is to be run from.

Start Date

Optional. Start date and time.

Storage Amount

Optional. Enter the amount of time that the server request will be stored in the database in the event that the server is down.

Storage Units

Optional. Enter the units to measure the iterations for the Storage Amount argument. The units are the same as Delete After Units.

Cancel Request Method Arguments

Table 76 describes the Cancel Request method arguments.

Table 76.  Cancel Request Method Arguments

Request ID

Required. This is the ID of the server request to be cancelled.

Repeat Number

Optional. This is the number of repetitions of the repeating server requests that are to be cancelled.

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