Workflow Arrows

Workflow arrows, also known as "flow control" arrows are used to link objects (i.e. Evaluation objects, Conditions, Sub-Workflows, Tasks) with one another and represent the direction of flow within a workflow. They are devices that binds all the other objects together and makes a workflow a cohesive unit. An arrow coming from one object and ending at another object represents that control passes to the object the arrow points to. A workflow executes along the path of any arrow containing the value equaling that of the previous object.

Arrows can behave differently depending on which object is their parent (i.e. which object they stem from). They don't simply connect two objects together, but they have fundamental meaning as well. Arrows can diagram the logical progression through the course of a workflow dependant on specific events or conditions that may occur during execution of subsequent workflow objects.

To obtain a better understanding of arrow behavior and view an assortment of examples, see Workflow Logic.

Workflow Arrow Types

There are three types of Workflow arrows, each possessing their own unique characteristics:

Using Flow Control arrows to link objects

Upon dragging any available workflow object from the Available Objects pane to the workspace, for convenience, a small Success arrow (also known as nub) appears to the right of the new object. This arrow can be dragged to another workflow object to connect  to that object. To use a Failure arrow, drag the it from the Available Objects pane to the workspace then connect each end of the arrow to the desired objects.

NOTE: An arrow is connected to an object properly when a green dot appears between the arrow and the object. Also the word ‘Success’ will change from the color gray to the color black.

For complete details about linking Result Arrows from Evaluation objects to other workflow objects, see Evaluation Object.

See Also

About Creating Workflows

Building a Workflow

Workflow Logic Explained