Scripting

SmartConnect – Zip File as Source

Using a Zip file as a SmartConnect Source By default, we can’t use a zip file within SmartConnect as a data source directly, however we can write a pre-map script to extract the contents of the zip file. This article is for the on-premise version of SmartConnect only and has only been verified with SmartConnect…

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Tech Tuesday: Using GETMAPXML/VAR to pass in parameters to a map and getting the data back

While we position SmartConnect as a tool where you don’t need to be a developer to create integrations, we have quite a few developers that want to take advantage of our interface but have all of the power to call a map whenever needed. In the example below we will explore using the GETMAPXML funtion…

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Running SmartConnect from PowerShell

Many people are choosing to do administration of common tasks using PowerShell and the SmartConnect customer base is no different. Below you will find a simple script that will allow you to run a SmartConnect map to any destination directly from PowerShell:###Start Script#Define Path to RunMapConsole.exe$RunMapConsolePath = “D:\Program Files (x86)\eOne Solutions\SmartConnect\eOne.SmartConnect.RunMapConsole.exe”#Specify the Map ID to…

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Tech Thursday : Query data in SmartConnect with .NET scripting

This article will show the basics of using a SmartConnect scripting to query additional data during an integration with the focus on the MSSQL ADO.NET Provider. With the capabilities of .NET in a SmartConnect calculated field or script task, almost any piece of data can be read or updated, if one of the Microsoft ADO.NET…

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Scheduled map fails after adding an assembly to the SmartConnect script namespace.

SmartConnect has a feature that allows users to add scripting namespaces to enhance the scripting capabilities in any of the coding windows within SmartConnect.  This feature is accessed by going to the Maintenance Tab and then selecting Script Name Spaces.   When you add a script namespace and manually run the map, the assembly needs…

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The field contains one or more invalid characters

When integrating to Dynamics CRM, we are receiving the above error message for some fields that we are trying to set. There are some characters that are not accepted by Dynamics CRM and are typically non-printable characters. One method for removing those characters, if you cannot remove them from the data source, would be to…

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Tech Tuesday: Adding Script Namespaces to SmartConnect

SmartConnect has a feature that allows users to add scripting namespaces to enhance the scripting capabilities in any of the coding windows within SmartConnect (calculations, script tasks, restrictions, etc). SmartConnect has a few generic namespaces that include the majority of the classes and methods you would use in most scripts; this includes System.Windows.Forms, System.IO, System.Data.SqlClient,…

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Tech Tuesday: Calling the SmartConnect REST Web Service from VBA in Excel

Today’s Tech Tuesday is going to be very focused on the topic of running a SmartConnect Map from VBA for Excel. In this article we will show you how to run a map in two ways, one by using the configured datasource and another by overwriting the datasource with data from the Excel workbook. These…

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