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Oracle Workflow Developer's Guide
Release 2.6.3

Part Number B10284-02
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To Add Nodes to a Workflow Process

1. To begin drawing a process diagram, you must first display the Process window for your process activity. To display a process window, you can do one of several things:
A Process window opens with the name of your process in the window title.
2. Create a new node in a process by using one of the following methods:
Note: If you want to drag an activity into a process, where the activity is in a different data store than the process you are dragging it to, then you must first copy the item type that the activity belongs to into the same data store as the process.
3. You can also create a new node using the right mouse button menu. You can create a new function, notification, event, or process. An Activities property page appears for you to select the activity for this node. See: To Define Nodes in a Process.
4. In the Process window, you can display information about an activity by moving your mouse over the activity. The Label Name, Internal Name, Display Name, Comment and Performer, appears in a "tool-tip"-style display.
5. If you single click on an activity node in the Process window, Oracle Workflow Builder expands the navigator tree and highlights the master activity of the node you select.
6. Create an arrow (transition) between two activity nodes by holding down your right mouse button and dragging your mouse from a source activity to destination activity.
7. If the source activity has no result code associated with it, then by default, no label appears on the transition. If you specifically choose to show the label for such a transition, the label <Default> appears. See: To Create and Edit a Transition.
If the source activity has a result code associated with it, then a list of lookup values appears when you attempt to create a transition to the destination activity. Select a value to assign to the transition. You can also select the values <Default>, <Any>, or <Timeout> to define a transition to take if the activity returns a result that does not match the result of any other transition, if the activity returns any result, or if the activity times out, respectively.
You can also drag and drop a lookup code from the navigator tree onto an existing transition in the Process window to change the result of that transition. The lookup code you drag and drop must belong to the same data store and same lookup type as the lookup code you replace.
8. You can select an entire region of a process diagram, containing multiple activity nodes and transitions, and make a copy of the selection by holding down the Control or Shift key as you drag the selection to a new position in the Process window.
Caution: Oracle Workflow does not support reusing a subprocess activity multiple times within a process hierarchy. If you wish to use a subprocess more than once in a process, you must create a distinct copy of the subprocess for each instance needed.
9. You should turn on grid snap from the View menu to snap your activity icons to the grid when you complete your diagram. Grid snap is initially turned on by default until you change the setting, at which point the latest setting becomes your default.

See Also

To Define Nodes in a Process

To Define Event Details for an Event Node

To Define Activity Attribute Values

To Create and Edit a Transition

To Display a Process Overview

To Print a Process

To Copy a Process Diagram to the Clipboard

To Validate a Process Definition

Process Window Toolbar

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