Uploading a Python app so it runs constantly in the background

Hi, I had a question about how I could upload(?) a python app in my Wrike account so it can run in the background without having to run it every time. I've tested running it locally and seen that it works on what I want it to do (namely, update a project's status based on the statuses of the tasks underneath it), but I'm not sure on how I can upload (is this even the right term?) the script so it runs in the background without me needing to call it every time I want it to update something. Is this something that can be achieved?

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Hi Taejoo,

Wrike does not provide a hosting service for running python apps. However, you could try uploading it to some other cloud service to perform this task. Are you familiar with AWS Lambda? If not, you may want to look into it as a possible hosting solution for your python app.

However, based on your description of what you were doing with the Python app, you may be interested in trying out the Wrike Automation beta. It allows you to setup certain automation events based on triggers that Wrike detects. One of my favorite triggers is "If all direct subproject and task statuses change to ____ then do ____". I think this action would work for your use case and would also be easier to edit in the future if you ran it through Wrike's automation engine as opposed to hosting your own python app somewhere.

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Dear Shawn,

Thank you for your feedback - the Wrike Automation feature sounds almost exactly like what I was trying to make with Python after learning that the only similar feature I could find when I looked was the Wrike Integrate app, which was too expensive for our purposes. Where can I find this feature?

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Hi Taejoo,

Since it is currently in beta, I would recommend reaching out to your Wrike account representative to get access. With Wrike Collaborate coming up next week (https://collaborate.wrike.com/2020/) maybe there is a chance it will be released out of beta? I'm not entirely certain what Wrike's plans are for a release of it, but I think it would be very helpful for your use case once you are able to get access to it.

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Taejoo Kim Hi, welcome to the Community 🙂 The private beta is closed now, please stay tuned for the news on this functionality, we'll be sharing an update here on the Community! 

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