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Table 3. Fields in the All Processes View Field Description Possible Value Name The name of the process. Required. A descriptive name that is: Business Object The name of the associated business object. Optional. This value is selected from a picklist of business objects. Only business objects with a defined primary component appear in this picklist.See Planning for Workflow Processes for more information on defining the primary component for a business object. Status The current status of the process. Read-only. The default status is Inactive. To change the status to Active, click the Active button. To change the status to Inactive, click the Deactivate button. Group The name of the associated group for the business process. Optional. Selected from a picklist, this value allows you to segregate business processes by group. Note that you cannot type a value for the group. The value must be chosen from the picklist or left null.Groups for business processes are defined in the Application Administration/List of Values view. For more information, see Defining a New Process. Description A text narrative describing the purpose of the process. Optional. Activation Date/Time The activation start date and time. Optional. This value is selected from a calendar widget. Expiration Date/Time The activation end date and time. Optional. This value is selected from a calendar widget. Created By The login ID of the person who created the process. Read-only. This value is automatically populated based on the logon name of the user. Created The date that the process is created. Read-only. This value is automatically populated by the system. Version The version number of this process definition. Read-only. The default version is 0. To increment the version, click the Revise button. Replication The replication level of the workflow process. All . The workflow process definition is routed to all mobile clients and regional nodes.Regional . The workflow process definition is routed to the regional nodes only.None . (Default) The workflow process definition is not routed to the mobile client or the regional nodes. Persistence Frequency The frequency to save state when this process is executed. Optional.On Pause. State is stored to the database when the process instance changes status (such as by pausing or ending). Every Step. State is stored at the end of every step execution. Persistence Level The amount of state to save when this process is executed. Current Step. Store the current step and the current process property values.All Steps. Store all step instances as well as the runtime property values at every step instance. Error Process Name The name of the error process to run when this process encounters an error. Optional. This value is selected from a picklist of workflow processes.
Using the Process Designer View
This view features a graphical flowchart tool for designing business processes. The Process Designer view operates by dragging and dropping step icons from the Palette area to the workspace to diagram the process flow.
The tasks you can perform in this view are:
- Define a new process. See Defining a New Process.
- Delete a process. See Deleting a Step or Process.
- Copy a process. See Copying a Process.
- Design a process flow. See Designing a Workflow Process.
Process Designer Palette Item Descriptions
Table 4 describes the items available on the Process Designer.
Table 4. Process Designer Palette Items Item Description Possible Value Start Represents the conditions that must be met to execute an instance of a business process. Every process must begin with a Start step. There can be only one Start step in a process. Business Service Represents an activity within a business process. A process can have one or more Business Service steps. Siebel Operation Represents a type of action. It is an insert or update to a business component record or field, or a query. Business object logic applies to all Siebel operations. A process can have one or more Siebel Operation steps. Connector Represents the direction of flow between steps in a business process. A process can have one or more connectors. Decision Point Represents a type of step. A decision point is a step in the process definition where the work item branches off to different steps depending on a set of conditions. A process can have one or more Decision Point steps. Subprocess Represents a process embedded into another workflow process. A subprocess has its own process definition. A process can have one or more subprocess steps. End Indicates when process execution is complete. An End step allows you to save output arguments as process properties. A process can have one or more End steps. Wait Represents a pause in execution for a specific duration. A process can have one or more Wait steps. Stop Represents an end to a process and the presentation of an error to the user. A process can have one or more Stop steps. Exception Represents a deviation from normal processing. An exception can be a system error or a user-defined error. A process can have one or more Exception branches. User Interact Represents end user view navigation. A process can have one or more User Interact steps.
Each palette item can be double-clicked from the workspace on the Process Designer view to access the detail view for that specific step.
From some detail views, you can select the Next Step form menu to view the Next Step form. The Next Step form lists steps that are accessible from the current step through connectors or exceptions. To return to the step detail, select Go Back from the form menu.
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Siebel Business Process Designer Administration Guide for Financial Services
Published: 22 May 2003