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About the Task Designer

The Task UI editor (Task Designer) has much in common with the Workflow editor (the Siebel Business Process Designer), because the Task and Workflow components are configured using similar visual programming languages. But there are also significant differences. In this guide, references are made to the Siebel Business Process Framework: Workflow Guide to explain the functionality that Task UI shares with Workflow.

TIP:   For efficient use of the limited space on your screen, you can stack the Object Explorer, Palettes, and Properties windows on top of each other (as shown in Figure 12). In this way, each window is accessible through tabs at the bottom. These three windows are commonly used during Task UI configuration, but rarely at the same time. For details on stacking windows in Siebel Tools, see Using Siebel Tools.

Figure 12. Stack of Palettes, Object Explorer, and Properties Windows
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To launch the Task Designer

  1. In Siebel Tools, click Task in the Object Explorer.

    Tools displays a list of tasks in the Tasks OBLE.

  2. In the Tasks OBLE, right-click the task you want to edit, and choose Edit Task from the pop-up menu.

    This opens the selected task in the Task Designer.

NOTE:  If the status of the task you selected is Completed, a new version of that task is created with the status of, In Progress.

Tasks OBLE

You can use the Tasks object list editor (OBLE) in Siebel Tools to work with tasks. For a selected task, right-click and use the pop-up menu to:

  • Create a task. For more details, see Creating New Tasks Using the Tasks OBLE.
  • Copy a task.
  • Delete a task.

    NOTE:  Tasks with the status Completed cannot be deleted. To delete such tasks, change their status to Not In Use first, by clicking the Expire button in the WF/Task Editor toolbar.

  • Revise an existing task.
  • Validate a task.
  • Publish a task.
  • Publish and activate a task (using a button in the WF/Task Editor toolbar).
  • Archive a task definition in a .SIF file. For more information, see the topics on working with archive files in Using Siebel Tools.
  • Reset the version number on a task to 0. The version can be reset only if the original version 0 of the task no longer exists in the repository.

NOTE:  The pop-up menu can be used to perform each of the actions listed in the preceding topic, with the exception of publishing and activating a task. Instead, this is done with a button in the WF/Task Editor toolbar. For more details, see Deploying Tasks from Siebel Tools.

Task UI Wizards

The following wizards provide assistance in defining the components of a task:

  • The Task wizard guides you through the creation of a task, including the initial steps required to run a task.
  • The Task Applet wizard helps you create task applets that map to transient business components.
  • The Task View wizard helps you generate the views with which users interact, making sure that the required elements are included and exposed.
  • The Transient Business Component Wizard helps you create transient business components and fields.
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