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Modifying Existing Process Definitions

You can modify active workflow process definitions without restarting the Workflow Process Manager.

The server parameter called Workflow Version Checking Interval controls how often the server component checks for new active versions of each process definition.

After a new process definition is activated, all incoming process instances after the Workflow Version Checking Interval will use the new definition. Process instances initiated before this activation will continue using the previous process definition.

You can create several versions of the same process. When you create a new process definition, the version number defaults to 0. Each time you create a new version, the version number is incremented by 1.

To publish a version of a process definition, click Activate. This makes the version read-only, changes the status of the version to Active, and publishes the version. If there was a previous active version of that process definition, it changes the status of the previous version to Outdated.

To make changes to an active version, click Revise. This creates a copy of the process definition. The copy will have a new version number and a status of In Progress. For example, you have an active process called Service Request Escalation Process, Version 0. You can click Revise to create another version of this process. The second version will be called Service Request Escalation Process, Version 1.

 Siebel Business Process Designer Administration Guide 
 Published: 29 May 2003