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A simple script: Hello World


Scripts can automate shelf processing with XPace. Routine activities can then be carried out at the touch of a button, and entire workflows for updating shelves and reporting become child’s play with a good script.

Hello World

As usual in programming, the first step in this article is to show the output of a simple text: The character string “Hello XPace World” is to be output on the XPace console.

Generate script file

Create a text file named HelloWorld.js somewhere on your hard disk. Make sure you have the correct file extension .js! Our suggestion: First create a folder named scripts in the docroot folder of your XPace database, which you can use for all your scripts in the future.

Edit the newly created file with a text editor, e.g. Notepad (Word is not a text editor!). Insert the following source code (without the line numbers):

// write text to console:
Console.writeInfo("Hello XPace World");

The comment line // write text to console: is not important for the execution and can be omitted if desired.

Install and start script

Run script Hello WorldYou can now install the new script in XPace, using

Script ➜ Manage
Script ➜ Add script

and start it with

Script ➜ Run

The console displays the following output

Hello XPace World
*** Ready

Congratulations – you wrote and executed your first script!

Of course, this is only a first introductory example of how to create, install and execute an XPace script. Truly productive scripts that automate planogramming access the objects in a planogram, call up reports and analyses, filter products, change product placement and much more.

The Planogramming API is documented in the XPace Scripting manual.