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Running Workbench 4

Version 13



Workbench consists of a service and an application.

The Workbench service runs as a Windows service, starting up automatically after the machine starts Windows. You can start, stop, or restart the service manually. 
For information about running the Workbench service, see Starting, Stopping, and Restarting the Workbench 4 Service.

The Workbench application runs as a Windows program. You can run the application from the Windows Start menu.

Running Workbench from the Start menu

Follow the steps in this section to run Workbench from the Windows Start menu.

To run the Workbench application,

  • Click Start > Domo > Domo Workbench.

You can also start the Workbench application by running the executable, which is typically installed to C:\Program Files\Domo\Workbench.

For information about the controls and field settings in Workbench, see Understanding the Workbench 4 User Interface.

Running Workbench from the command line

You can queue Workbench jobs from the command line using

wb queue-job --server <url> --jobid <id>

where url is the server of your Domo instance ( and jobid is the ID of the job.

For example:

"C:\Program Files\Domo\Workbench\wb.exe" queue-job --server --jobid 505


  • You can determine the ID of a job by selecting File > Open Job.

  • In the server parameter, specify only the server not the http or https protocol.

  • Workbench jobs run from the command line use the job and notification settings as specified per job in Jobs > Job Settings and Job > Notifications.

  • Log entries for jobs processed at the command line are logged to a Workbench.DataCollector__yyyy-mm-dd file in the job log folder.
    Typically, log files are located in C:\ProgramData\DomoWorkbench.

  • You cannot create a DataSet from the command line.
    Use Workbench to initially upload data when creating a DataSet.

  • To successfully run a Workbench job from the command line, ensure the upload DataSetting is set to replace or append to an existing DataSet.

  • In File > Settings > Logging, you can specify logging settings.
    For example, you can specify using local time in logs and cleaning up log files.