Siebel Business Process Designer Administration Guide > For Developers: Testing Workflow Processes >

Testing Workflow Processes with the Process Simulator

Testing your workflow processes before migrating them to your production environment verifies that resulting actions are accurate and useful and the results are exactly what you want.

You need to develop a test and migration procedure for introducing changes into the production environment. Some of the considerations for this procedure are discussed in Defining a Test and Migration Strategy for Workflow Processes.

CAUTION:  Your test environment and production environment must have identical versions of the software.

Of the various ways to invoke a workflow process, invocation from the Process Simulator is an easy way to debug a workflow process. You can debug process steps as you define them in Siebel Tools, where the Process Designer and the Process Simulator both reside.

NOTE:  When the workflow process is run from the Process Simulator, it runs in the application object manager. Actual invocation of the process may be run in the application object manager or in the Workflow Process Manager server session, depending on specific parameters. Because some workflow processes that can run in the Workflow Process Manager server session may not be able to run in the application object manager, not all workflow processes can be simulated. For more information, see About the Process Simulator and Supported Modes for Simulation.

The other methods involve invoking a workflow process outside of the Siebel Business Process Designer. For information on these methods of invoking a workflow process, see About Invoking a Workflow Process. For information about invoking a workflow process from a server component, see Overview: Siebel eBusiness Application Integration Volume I and Siebel eMail Response Administration Guide.

Siebel Business Process Designer Administration Guide