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About Workflow Processing Modes
Siebel Business Process Designer has four processing mode types that characterize run-time behavior. The processing mode is set in the Workflow Processes list editor of Siebel Tools, using the Workflow Mode field. The processing modes are as follows:
- 7.0 Flow. The 7.0 workflow process provides backward compatibility for existing Siebel 7 (pre-7.7) workflows. If you have existing workflows and you upgrade to Siebel 7.7, these existing workflows become 7.0 workflows by default. For more information, see About 7.0 Workflow Processes.
- Long Running Flow. The long-running workflow process is a persistent workflow that can last for hours, days, or months. For more information, see About Long-Running Workflow Processes.
- Interactive Flow. The interactive workflow process navigates the user across Siebel views and runs in the user session. For more information, see About Interactive Workflow Processes.
- Service Flow. The service workflow process executes a set of operations upon event invocation. A service workflow completes a unit of work from start to finish. For more information, see About Service Workflow Processes.
NOTE: Existing workflow processes are set to a workflow mode of 7.0 Flow by default. All new workflows (that is, all workflows not existing in a prior release) should be categorized as long-running, interactive, or service flows.
A workflow process can be run within the Workflow Process Manager or in the application object manager, depending on the invocation method.