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How can I execute a Business Rule through PowerShell?

I have a Business Rule that fires when a User is created. I have a custom field on the User that can be updated though the Web Interface. I want to be able to fire this Business Rule based on the value in this custom field, when the User is updated. Is it possible?

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Hello,

As far as we understand, you have a certain PowerShell script that updates a certain property of a user account, and you want a Business Rule to be triggered when the property is updated. Is that correct?

If that's correct, what kind of a script is it? Is it launched from a Business Rule, Custom Command or Scheduled Task or is this a stand-alone script that you launch directly from PowerShell?

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The PowerShell script is executed though a Business Rule (1), after a user is updated.

There is another Business Rule (2) that executes after a user is created.

I want the PowerShell script that executes when the User is modified to be able to trigger the Business Rule (2).

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After some thought, Is it possible to setup a Business Rule to fire when a User is Created and when a User is Updated? This might also solve my problem.

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A Business Rule cannot be launched manually, it can be triggered only by the event before/after which it is configured to be run. Also, a Business Rule cannot be configured to be launched by two different events simultaneously.

However, you can achieve what you want with the help of a Custom Command. You can create a new Custom Command and move all the actions and conditions of Business Rule [2] to the Custom Command.

Then, you can call your Custom Command both from the Business Rule triggered after user creation and from your PowerShell script.

To create a Business Rule that executes a Custom Command after user creation:

  1. Create a new Business Rule.
  2. On the 2nd step of the Create Business Rule wizard, select User and After Creating a User.
  3. On the 3rd step, add the Execute Custom Command action and click Select.
  4. Select the Custom Command you need.

To launch a Custom Command from a script, you need to use the ExecuteCustomCommand method exposed by the object for which you want to execute the Command. To execute a Custom Command on a target object of a Business Rule, Custom Command or Scheduled Task, you need to use the built-in $Context variable, for example:

$target = $Context.BindToObjectEx($Context.TargetObject.AdsPath, $true)
$target.ExecuteCustomCommand($customCommandId)

$customCommandId is the ID of a Custom Command. For information on how to get it, see the following SDK article: http://www.adaxes.com/sdk/?HowDoI.GetCu ... andID.html.

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