Outcome elements always follow task elements, and each outcome element represents one possible result of a task. For example, an Approve task might have two outcome elements: Accept and Reject.

By default, outcome elements appear in a fork element that has only one branch, as shown in the following illustration:

To add another branch to the fork, move the mouse over the dotted line that extends from the circle at the beginning of the fork, and click the triangle that appears:

For more information on editing forks, see Using (Regular) Fork Elements in a Workflow.

Note that time elements can appear between the task and outcome elements. See Using Time Elements in Workflows.

For every outcome element, you would typically have a corresponding button on one of your site’s pages. For example, you might have an Approve or Reject button that would correspond to the possible outcome elements of the Approval task in an expense report workflow. Clicking on a workflow action button signals the completion of a task, initiates any action elements associated with the outcome element, and moves the project into the next task in the workflow.

The editor for an outcome element consists of a set of controls that allow you to edit the outcome’s attributes, including:



Outcome Name

The name for this element in the workflow.

Default Display Name

The name that appears for this outcome element on your Web site pages. You can specify a separate display name for each locale supported by your application (for example, English, French, or Japanese). If you do not specify a different display name for each locale, the default display name is used.

Default Description

The description of the outcome element on your Web site pages. You can specify a separate description for each locale supported by your application.

Locale for Editing Names

The locale that applies to the Display Name and the Description fields. For example, to edit the Display Name for French, select French from the list. To edit the default display names, select Unspecified from the list.

Note: The contents of the locale list are determined by the validLocaleNames property of the Nucleus component /atg/dynamo/servlet/RequestLocale. For more information, see the Internationalization chapter of the ATG Programming Guide.

Form URI

The URI of a form that you can display to the site user when the outcome occurs. You can use this form to request data from the site user that you may need for the workflow to proceed.

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