Definition start/end projections

Last published at: May 14th, 2024

Displays the plan start/end timing for all task/choice and sub-workflow steps created within the selected definition. The report table displays the plan start date, plan end date, duration, assigned to, and the “Time taken to generate” the definition. This report is generated only for “Task”,” Choice” and “Subworkflow” definitions. All date/times are stored within the database as UTC and displayed based on local timezone of the user. 

Note: Engine runtime data are in ISO + UTC format. 

“Compute Summary” calculates and highlights critical path steps in the definition as shown below.

The “Duration” displays the sum of all the “Task”,” Choice” and “Subworkflow” based on the order in which they are designed (serial or parallel) as shown below:

The “Red” color task icons display the critical path, or the maximum time taken by the tasks step to execute the workflow.

Note: In the new version 9.10, a new algorithm for critical path calculation shall now render the definition quicker. The workflow definition project report to XLS now shows Critical Path items. Critical path calculation for definition and instances are based on timezone for steps like milestone and waitForDatetime. When time zone calculation is null (datediff between getdate and getutcdate) then the calculation considers the UTC date for current date for all steps.

On click “Folder” icon, all the tasks expand/collapse, and the “Export as Excel” button allows the selected Definition Projection details to be exported into an Excel sheet.

The exported file may look as follows. In the new version 9.10, the critical path items are displayed in red color.

Users can also filter the BI report data by clicking on the “Filter” drop-down and select the desired filter options.

For example, we can view the tasks assigned to various users by selecting the “Assigned To” option and selecting the user name from the adjacent drop-down as shown below: