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We already saw that ecFlow has some variable‘s, like ECF_HOME.
There are three kinds of variables:
  • The variables that are used by ecFlow, like ECF_HOME, ECF_INCLUDE

  • The variables that are defined by the user.
    They should not start with “ECF”.
    It is good practice to name these variables with capital letters.
  • The variables that are generated by ecFlow, and that you can use in
    your jobs, like ECF_DATE which contains the date of the suite.

 

Ecf Script

In the previous example, we have copied the file t1.ecf to the file t2.ecf.

Edit those two files so they call the unix sleep command with a user variable called SLEEP as a parameter.

 

$HOME/course/f1/t1.ecf
%include <head.h>
echo "I will now sleep for %SLEEP% seconds"
sleep %SLEEP%
%include <tail.h>

Text

Then add the variable to the suite definition:

# Definition of the suite test.
suite test
   edit ECF_INCLUDE "$HOME/course"   # replace '$HOME' with the path to your home directory
   edit ECF_HOME    "$HOME/course"
   family f1
      task t1
         edit SLEEP 20
      task t2
         edit SLEEP 20
   endfamily
endsuite
 

Python

$HOME/course/test.py
import os
from ecflow import Defs,Suite,Family,Task,Edit

def create_family_f1():
    return Family("f1",
                Task("t1",Edit(SLEEP=20)),
                Task("t2",Edit(SLEEP=20)))

 
print("Creating suite definition")
home = os.path.join(os.getenv("HOME"), "course")
defs = Defs(
        Suite("test", 
            Edit(ECF_INCLUDE=home,ECF_HOME=home),
            create_family_f1()))         
print(defs) 

print("Checking job creation: .ecf -> .job0")  
print(defs.check_job_creation())

print("Saving definition to file 'test.def'")
defs.save_as_defs("test.def")

What to do

  1. Do the modifications
  2. Replace the suite
    python: python test.py
                 python client.py
    text:      ecflow_client --suspend=/test ;  ecflow_client --replace=/test test.def
  3. Watch in ecflow_ui . You should see the tasks with a status active for 20 second. Look at the job output.
     

 

 

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  1. import os
    import ecflow
    
    def create_family_f1():
        f1 = ecflow.Family("f1" )
        f1.add_task("t1").add_variable("SLEEP", 20)
        f1.add_task("t2").add_variable("SLEEP", 20)
        return f1
    
    print("Creating suite definition")
    defs = ecflow.Defs()
    suite = defs.add_suite("test")
    suite.add_variable("ECF_INCLUDE", os.path.join(os.getenv("HOME"), "course"))
    suite.add_variable("ECF_HOME",    os.path.join(os.getenv("HOME"), "course"))
    
    suite.add_family( create_family_f1() )
    print(defs)
    
    print("Checking job creation: .ecf -> .job0")
    print(defs.check_job_creation())
    
    print("Saving definition to file 'test.def'")
    defs.save_as_defs("test.def")
    
    print("Replace suite /test in the server")
    defs.test.replace_on_server()
    import os
    from ecflow import *
    
    home = os.path.join(os.getenv("HOME"), "course")
    defs = Defs() + (Suite("test") + Edit(ECF_INCLUDE=home,ECF_HOME=home)) 
    defs.test += Family("f1") + (Task("t1") + Edit(SLEEP=20)) + (Task("t2") + Edit(SLEEP=20))                
    print(defs)
    
    print("Checking job creation: .ecf -> .job0")
    print(defs.check_job_creation())
    print("Saving definition to file 'test.def'")
    defs.save_as_defs("test.def")
    
    print("Replace suite /test in the server") 
    defs.test.replace_on_server()