start Step

Use this step to start the execution of the workflow.

Last published at: July 28th, 2023

Description:

This step is the first step of any workflow definition. It starts the execution of the workflow / process.

Inputs

  • Manage Variables – define variables for the workflow definition
  • Manage Globals – define globals for the workflow definition
  • Manage Form Variables - 
  • Manage BusinessObjects - define and manage business objects
  • useSingleIteration - keeps only the last execution iteration
  • Process Priority - low, medium, high
 

 

Returns

  • None
 

 

Usage:

 

 

Example:

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

  • Create a new definition called “startDef”
  • Select the definition and click the “design” button
  • Drag the above controls from the toolbox
  • Connect the dots between the steps as shown above
  • Click on the "start" step to configure its "Settings" properties. Provide a name to the step.
  • Click on the "start" step to configure its "Advanced" properties. Configure “Yes” to Use Single Execution Iteration if you want the process instance to retain only the last execution iteration. This is useful when the process instance is designed to loop (n) times to complete the workflow and only the last iteration is required to be retained. By default, the configuration is “No”, which means all iterations are retained.  
  • Click on the button to mange variables. All variables defined earlier in the workflow are listed in the table. Provide the variable name, select the data type and click on “Add” button to add new variables to the process. Select the variable name and click on “Remove” button to remove the variable permanently from the process. Select the data type from the dropdown list first and select the variable from the list and click on “Change Type” button to change the data type of the variable. 
  •  Select the variable from the list and click on “Used by steps”  button to view all steps using the variable. The associated steps are shown as hyperlinks to help track their location on click.   
  • Select the variable and click on “Mark Required” button to prevent removing the variable by mistake. The variable is marked in red color and the same button toggles the status to normal.  
  • Click on the button to mange globals. All globals defined earlier in the workflow are listed in the table. Provide the global name, select the data type and click on “Add” button to add new globals to the process. Select the global name and click on “Remove” button to remove the global permanently from the process. Select the data type from the dropdown list first and select the global from the list and click on “Change Type” button to change the data type of the global. Select the variable from the list and click on “Used by steps”  button to view all steps using the global. The associated steps are shown as hyperlinks to help track their location on click. Select the global and click on “Mark Required” button to prevent removing the global by mistake. The global is marked in red color and the same button toggles the status to normal.   
  • Click on the button to mange form variables. Select the form definition from the dropdown list. Provide the variable name and click on the “Add” button to include new form variable to the list. Select the variable name from the list and click on “Remove” button to remove the variable permanently from the list. Select the variable name from the list and click on “Change Schema” to map the variable to another form definition from the dropdown list.  
  • Click on the button to mange business objects (BO). Select the type from the dropdown list. Provide the BO name and click on the “Add” button to include new object to the list. Select the BO name from the list and click on “Remove” button to remove it permanently from the list. Select the BO name from the list and click on “Change Type” to change the BO type from one to another.