Contains Step

Use this step to verify the search item is contained in the list of strings.

Last published at: September 1st, 2023


This step verifies the search item is contained in the list of strings.


  • stringText: Text to search for
  • listOfStrings: List of search items



  • True – step executed successfully
  • False – step failed to execute






Let’s build and execute the “containsStepDef” example.       

  • Create a new definition called “containsStepDef” 
  • Select the definition and click the “design” button
  • Drag a "contains" step to the canvas
  • Connect the dots between the start and "contains" step
  • Click on the “contains” step to configure its “Settings” properties. Provide a name to the step.  Provide the search text. Provide the list of items to search in. 
  • The “Logging” setting configuration is necessary for documentation and also measure the workflow progress and the percent complete. This is acheived by configuring the step state and percent fields individually as shown in the images below. Configure the “Logging” using the following properties.
  • Save the process definition, create a new process instance and execute. Render the process instance. Click on the process step to view the properties. The step should search the "items" in the text and return true, as configured.