chrisy
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Getting started guide - 'hello world' in Orchestrator

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When someone manages to get Orchestrator running, it's far from clear what to do next, or even if it's worth proceeding. Is there a document that explains, with clear specific examples, how to make Orchestrator do something?

Is there, for example, something that tells you how to run a workflow? Even if it just prints 'hello world' somewhere it would be a major start! The installation guide gets the product set up, the admin and developers guide go into great detail but they seem to assume you know what the product's all about and what it can do. An expert would find them an indispensable reference but there's not much there for a beginner.

I would have thought that there would be plents of blogs discussing useful things you can do but I've not found anything?

At this stage I'm not looking to do any particular task; a step-by-step guide with screenshots, starting from when initial setup is just complete and ending with a sample workflow running would be perfect if such a thing exists?

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stuartclements
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Hi Chrisy,

You're not the first to make this request Smiley Happy

It's in our plans to add some basic admin procedures to the doc, to give a better idea of what Orchestrator is and does. We'll be adding this kind of information over the next releases.

In the meantime, you can try the Run a Workflow section on p19 of the Administration Guide. Also, the weboperator Web view provides a pretty good idea of what Orchestrator does from within a Web browser. Take a look at Start a Web View on p201of the Developer's Guide.

Regards,

Stuart Clements

Orchestrator documentation team

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stuartclements
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Hi Chrisy,

You're not the first to make this request Smiley Happy

It's in our plans to add some basic admin procedures to the doc, to give a better idea of what Orchestrator is and does. We'll be adding this kind of information over the next releases.

In the meantime, you can try the Run a Workflow section on p19 of the Administration Guide. Also, the weboperator Web view provides a pretty good idea of what Orchestrator does from within a Web browser. Take a look at Start a Web View on p201of the Developer's Guide.

Regards,

Stuart Clements

Orchestrator documentation team

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