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About the Relationships Between Workflow Process Object Types
An Object Type can have a hierarchical relationship with another Object Type. This condition is called a parent-child relationship. The parent-child relationship is represented in the Object Explorer (OE) as a hierarchical tree, as illustrated in Figure 11.
Figure 11. Parent-Child Object Type Relationship in the Object Explorer
When the OE's Types tab is chosen, the arrangement of folder icons is hierarchical. An object type that is beneath and slightly to the right of another object type is the child of the parent-child relationship. The object type that is above the child object type is the child's parent object type.
A parent object type can have multiple child object types. For example, WF Process Metric, WF Process Prop, and WF Step is each a child object type of the Workflow Process object type.
This workflow guide assumes that you understand the basics of using Siebel Tools. The information you should know includes:
- Using Siebel Tools application window usage, primarily the Object Explorer and the Object List Editor.
- Configuring object properties, applets, and applet controls.
- Using the Siebel Tools menu bar.
- Checking out and checking in projects.
- Working with projects.
For more information, see Using Siebel Tools, and Configuring Siebel Business Applications.