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Manage Server scripts

Server scripts help you code company-specific business logic to manage database, perform time-consuming processes quickly, and automate activities in your business workflows. These scripts running on a server help you retrieve, display, and auto-populate data in Qntrl based on the coded conditions. Server scripts also allow you to create local and global variables using Server Variables. You can track all actions in server scripts using Server Logs.


Benefits of using Server script

  1. Populate read recipients for a card
  2. Fetch data from third-party websites
  3. Validate new data entered in cards
  4. Set conditions for users to delete cards
  5. Transfer data to third-party applications
  6. Delete associated cards from third-party applications
  7. Easily retrieve data stored in Qntrl 
  8. Automate tasks based on a specific condition. For example, once candidates are hired, you could map them to the on-boarding process, update the payroll software, assign teams, provide IT assets, confirmation process, etc automatically
  9. Stay updated on business activities from APIs or other third-party applications
  10. Helps you auto-populate data. For example, perform calculations and set dynamic SLA using server script 
  11. Assign cards to users based on scheduling patterns


When are server scripts executed? 

Server Scripts are executed based on one of the following triggers:

  1. On loading a card (onLoad)
  2. Before creating a card (Before Create)
  3. After creating a card (After Create)
  4. Before updating a card (Before Update)
  5. After updating a card (After Update)
  6. Before deleting a card (Before Delete)
  7. After deleting a card (After Delete)
​​​​Only one execution trigger can be associated with a server script.

Add a server script

  1. Navigate to and select Server Scripts under  Scripts  in the menu.
  2. Click the New Script  button.
  3. Enter the execution details:
    1. Script Name : Enter a name for the server script.
    2. Form : Select the form to execute the script.
    3. Execution Location : Select a location to execute the script. 
    4. Execution Trigger : Select when the script can be executed.
  4. Code the script as per the business requirement.
  5. Click the Publish button and confirm your action.


A new server script will be added to Qntrl. You can also click Save as Draft and publish the script later.
An execution trigger can only be used twice for a particular form.

Edit or modify a server script

  1. Navigate to  and select Server Scripts  under  Scripts  in the menu.
  2. Click on the script you want to edit.
  3. Modify the required details.
  4. Click the Publish button and confirm your action.
The server script will be updated.
Make sure to publish your scripts in order to execute the updated scripts.

Set execution order for server scripts 

You can decide the order in which server scripts get executed. To set the execution order: 
  1. Navigate to and select  Server Scripts  under  Scripts  in the menu.
  2. Click the Set Execution Order button.
  3. Select a Form and Execution Trigger.
  4. Based on the details given, a list of scripts will be displayed.
  5. Provide a suitable execution order in which you would like the scripts to be executed.
  6. Click Save.

The scripts will now be executed based on the order set.

Filter scripts

You can filter server scripts to categorize them based on forms. To filter server scripts for a specific form: 
  1. Navigate to and select  Server Scripts  under  Scripts  in the menu. 
  2. Click on in the All Forms column to select a form. 


Scripts of that particular form will be displayed.

Enable or disable scripts

All published server scripts are enabled by default. Disabling a server script will stop its execution temporarily.

 

1. Navigate to and select  Server Scripts  under  Scripts  in the menu.
2. Toggle the button next to a server script to activate or deactivate the script.



Delete a server script

 To delete a server script:
  1. Navigate to    and select  Server Scripts  under  Scripts  in the menu.
  2. Hover over the script you want to delete.
  3. Click the   Delete  button and confirm your action.


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