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Defining Next Step Branches for Start Steps

Start steps can have multiple next step branches. Use the following procedure to define each branch.

NOTE:  In this release, Workflow processes do not support parallel processing. Make sure that you define your conditions so that only one branch is valid. If an object matches the conditions in multiple branches, Workflow will take the first condition that passes and execute it. Workflow will assume that the other conditions fail.

To define a next step branch

  1. In the Process Designer, drag and drop the appropriate step icon for the next step in the process.

    NOTE:  If you have already designed the entire workflow process, including connector arrows, click the connector arrow attached to the Start step, then proceed to Step 4.

  2. Drag and drop a connector arrow to the workspace, connecting the Start step with the new next step.
  3. Click the connector arrow to access the WF Step Branch applet.
  4. Enter or modify the branch name.

    NOTE:  The name of the branch must be unique or you will not be able to commit the record.

  5. Choose a branch type. Type values are described in Table 7.

    CAUTION:  Always define a Default branch step in case some work items do not meet any of the conditions you define.

  6. Enter any comments.
  7. See Defining Conditions and Values for Branches, Decision Steps, and User Interact Steps to define the conditions that apply to each branch.
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