Structure of the URLs

The paths in the Automic Web Interface URLs provide detailed information about the content of their destination pages. Because URLs identify exactly what you see, AWI can provide proper browser history, you can bookmark the URLs, copy and paste them in different browser windows, share them with your coworkers, and so forth. It is important that you understand the structure of the URLs. When you share an URL, you or your coworker can change it. Some parts of the URL are mandatory, though. If you manipulate any of the mandatory parts, the view cannot be displayed.

The minimum path necessary to open a view in AWI has the following structure:


Example: http(s)://localhost/awi/AUTOMIC/0100@pa/explorer

Additional parameters after the point to a specific item in a view:


Example: http://awi.0151060333.ap.automic/awi/AUTOMIC/0100@pa/explorer?folder=1000001&item= 1000122

Description of the URL Elements

  • [BASE URL]

    Hostname and application where AWI is installed. For example, localhost/awi.


    Automation Engine system name and Client separated by a slash. This element is mandatory and static per system and Client.

    If you copy the URL and paste it to a different browser window, you do not have to log in again. The login information is taken from this element in the URL. This is especially helpful when you are working with many clients because it ensures that you are using the correct system and the correct client.

    Example: AUTOMIC/0100, where AUTOMIC is the name of the Automation Engine system and 0100 is the Client.

  • [PATH]

    Perspective and view within the perspective. For example, pa/explorer.


    Additional parameters that further define settings (applied filters, for example) or that navigate to a specific location within a view.


    • folder=5310054&item=6482244, where item indicates the object located in the folder.

    • pm/schedule_monitor/JSCH.DEMO?item=2 in the Schedule monitor, where item=2 indicates the line that is selected in the list of tasks

    • pm/monitor/AE.UI.JOBP.SIMPLE?id=1010138&src=eh&type=JOBP&editable=true&navigation=default&view=graphical, where id indicates the task runID, view=graphical indicates that the monitor is opened in the graphical view, and so on


The following table provides URL examples that cover most view types in AWI. In these examples, the base URL and the AE connection are always the same (http(s)://localhost/awi/AUTOMIC_0100). They are not included in the table.

Sample URL: http(s)://localhost/awi/AUTOMIC/0100@pa/explorer?folder=1001001&item=5533516

View @[PATH] ?[PARAMETERS] Comment
Explorer pa/explorer ?folder=1001001&item=5533516 The folder and item parameters open a specific object in a folder
Object pa/view/JOBP.DEMO ?id=7314443&src=oh&type=JOBP&editable=true&navigation=sheet.attributes

JOBP.DEMO is the object name.

The navigation parameter points to a specific page in the object definition. For example, navigation=sheet.attributes opens the Attributes page.

Workflow monitor pm/monitor/JOBP.DEMO ?id=9511034 9511034 is the runID. It lets you open the monitor of a specific execution.
Schedule monitor pm/schedule_monitor/JSCH.DEMO?item=2 item=2 Schedule monitor where the second line is selected.
Report pm/report/JOBP.DEMO ?idnr=8160679&src=eh idnr sets the runID for which you want to load the report
Advanced search pa/searchresult ?object_name=JOBP.DEMO Each filter that is set in the advanced search adds a parameter to the URL. Use these parameters to define filters using the fragments.
Requests rv ?runId=58971326 runID selects a specific request in the Requests view. You can enter more than one runIDs here. Example: runId=58819078,58819075
Search for use pa/usage ?usage=JOBP.DEMO usage defines the object where you start the search for use function
Executions pm/executions/EXECUTION/JOBP.DEMO ?id=9511034&src=oh&type=JOBP id indicates the runID of the task for which you want to access the list of executions
Activator executions pm/executions/ACTIVATOR_EXECUTION/JOBP.DEMO ?id=58971387&src=eh&type=JOBP id indicates the runID of the task for which you want to access the list of activator executions
Child task executions pm/executions/CHILD_EXECUTION/JOBP.DEMO ?id=58974262&src=eh&type=JOBP id indicates the runID of the task for which you want to access the list of child task executions
Parent task executions pm/executions/PARENT_EXECUTION/JOBP.DEMO ?id=58976149&src=eh&type=JOBP id indicates the runID of the task for which you want to access the list of parent task executions

See also:

Bookmarking and Sharing Links