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Testing the Workflow Integration Process

When you have finished defining your workflow integration process, you can use the Workflow Process Simulator to test its behavior.

NOTE:  You can also enable detailed client logging and use the /s option for creating SQL spool scripts. This option provides more detailed information when running the integration workflow process in the Workflow Process Simulator. For details, see Siebel Remote and Replication Manager Administration Guide.

The Workflow Process Simulator, included in the Workflow Process Manager, allows you to validate your processes before deploying them in production environments.

When you simulate an integration process that performs some external action—for example, the Export Account (File) workflow writes an XML file to a disk location—you can verify the end result by checking if the output object exists, or if a predetermined event has occurred.

To test a workflow process

  1. From the application-level menu, choose View > Site Map > Business Process Administration > Workflow Processes.
  2. Query for Export Account (File) workflow process.
  3. Click the Process Simulator tab.
  4. Click Start to initiate the process.

    The border of the Start shape turns blue to indicate that it is the active element.

  5. Click Next Step to initiate the next business service.

    As you step through the process, the border of each active shape turns blue in turn, unless the simulator encounters an error, in which case it displays an error message alert.

  6. Click Next Step until the simulator has processed every step and no additional steps have blue borders.

For more information about running the Workflow Process Simulator, reviewing process values, and using Workflow Process Manager and Workflow Batch Manager, see Siebel Business Process Designer Administration Guide.

NOTE:  Use the Workflow Process Simulator only for testing purposes. Do not use the Workflow Process Simulator to load data.

Business Processes and Rules: Siebel eBusiness Application Integration Volume IV