ecFlow's documentation is now on readthedocs!

On the top right-hand side of the main ecflowview window (see Figure 10 1) there are a number of buttons. Table 10 1 gives a description of each button. Holding the mouse pointer over the buttons on ecflowview shows the function of each button.
Table 10 1 ecflowview buttons



Info on definition of node c.f. entry in definition file.

View the script (see
Figure 10 11). This is only available for tasks.

View the manual pages for the node.

View the job status. This invokes the ECF_STATUSCMD for running or submitted jobs,

View the job output. This is only available for tasks.

View the node triggers.

"Why?" Gives information on why a queued node has not been submitted. A job may not be scheduled by ECFLOW for various reasons. ECFLOW will produce a report by scanning the triggers, the date and time dependencies, the limits, and the status of various nodes.

Display time-line for node. By reading ecFlow log files, ecflowview can build a time map of the various events recorded in the log files (starting jobs, completing jobs, the distance between two events...). These events can be sorted in various ways. For each task, ecflowview can give a summary of its activity. It has already proved to be very useful in spotting some delays in the archive jobs due to poor data transfer rates. It has also been used to organise the frequency of acquisition jobs within an hour. Interesting queries can be answered, such as "what jobs are running at the same time as the forecast?". In conjunction with the dependency information, this will help to improve the design of the operational suite.

Display and modify variables for the given node.

Display messages relevant to the node.

Edit the particular task and submit with options for alias and pre-processing.

Chat - an internal mailing system. This is an obsolete feature.

Search for particular tasks, variables, etc.

Refreshes the current display.

Figure 10 11 Displaying the script for a task

To issue a command to a suite, such as run the suite, move the mouse pointer over the test and click on the right mouse button. A pop-up menu will appear. Choose to begin. (If the menu does not offer a begin option, select Preferences... in the Edit menu and set the User level to Administrator)
Figure 10 12 Pop up menu for a suite