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Developing BPM Applications with Developer Studio
Configuring and running simulation : Configuring a simulation scenario : Importing and exporting a scenario : Importing a scenario
Importing a scenario
To import a scenario information file (*.ssf) to the current scenario:
1. From the Scenarios drop-down list in the Scenarios section (in the Simulation Control Editor), select the scenario to be replaced.
2. Click the Import information into current scenario () icon, to open the Import Scenario Data wizard.
3. From the first page of the Import Scenario Data wizard, select the source from which you want to import data.
4. Click the Local file option to import scenario data from the local *.ssf file, then click Next.
5. From the Import file details page, click the ellipsis button next to the Select file box, then select the *.ssf file containing the required scenario information.
6. Click Finish to import the selected scenario information to your simulation project.
7. Click the Server (Real-Life) option to import real-time scenario information from the server, then click Next.
8. Specify the server IP address and port number in the respective boxes.
9. Enter the user name and password required to connect to the server.
10. Modify (if required) the start date and end date in the Start Date and End Date boxes by clicking the adjoining ellipsis button. For details, see Specifying a date. Data of all the process instances that have been completed in this date range (between start and end date) are retrieved from the server.
11. Click Connect to verify the connection to the server.
12. Click Next to display the Scenario Difference Page.
The left pane of the Scenario Difference page displays the simulation-related components of the current scenario including the added processes (and their individual worksteps), subprocesses (if any), performers, and resources. This structure is similar to the Processes section of the Simulation Control Editor.
13. Click any component to view the difference in the current and real-time data in the table provided in the right pane.
Table 68 describes each column in the real-time data table.
Table 68. Real-time data table
Displays the simulation-related properties for the selected component. For example, instance count, duration, randomization type, and start time for a process.
Old Value
Displays the current value.
New Value
Displays the real-time value. Once imported, this value replaces the old value.
14. Click Finish to import the real-time scenario data to your current scenario.
Note: After running the simulation, you can also generate a real-time comparison report which compares the result of a simulation run with the server real-time data. For more information, see Generating real-time comparison report.