|Oracle Workflow Developer's Guide|
Part Number B10284-02
To Create a Process Activity
Before you can draw a workflow process diagram, you must first create a process activity in the navigator tree to represent the process diagram.
If a process activity is closed and you want to redisplay it, select the process activity in the navigator tree and press Enter or select Properties from the mouse menu button.
2. A process activity must have an Internal Name (all uppercase and no leading/trailing spaces) and a Display Name, which is the translatable name that appears in your process diagram. Use the description to provide an explanation about this activity.
Attention: To update the internal name of an activity once it is defined, you must use a special SQL script called wfchact.sql. You should only use this script to correct errors in an activity's internal name during design time. Do not use this script to rename activities that are involved in running instances of processes. See: Wfchact.sql, Oracle Workflow Administrator's Guide.
Caution: Do not include colons ":" or leading/trailing spaces in your internal name.
You can choose <None> as the result type if you do not need to record any specific result for the completion of your process.
You can also drag and drop icon files from the Windows Explorer or File Manager onto an activity in your navigator tree to assign that icon to the activity.
5. Check Runnable so that the process that this activity represents can be initiated as a top-level process and run independently. If your process activity represents a subprocess that should only be executed if it is called from a higher level process, then uncheck Runnable. See: CreateProcess, Oracle Workflow API Reference.
Caution: Oracle Workflow does not support reusing a subprocess activity multiple times within a process hierarchy. If you wish to use a subprocess more than once in a process, you must create a distinct copy of the subprocess for each instance needed.
6. Choose Apply to save your changes.
9. Choose Apply to save your changes, OK to save your changes and close the property page or Cancel to cancel your changes and close the property page.
10. The process activity now appears beneath Processes in the navigator tree. You can review or edit the properties of this activity at any time by selecting the activity and choosing Properties from the Edit menu or by pressing Enter on your keyboard.
Using the Edit Button in a Property Page
To Copy an Activity
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