Result Arrow

Description

Result arrows are color coded blue and stem from an Evaluation Object to determine the path of a workflow. Unlike other flow control arrows (i.e. Success and Failure arrows) the Result arrow contains its own properties to permit specific result values to be entered. During workflow execution, the path that the workflow will proceed on is dependent on which Result arrow matches the value of the Evaluation object it stems from. To use the Result arrow, from the Workflow Designer, drag the blue arrow from the Available Objects pane onto the workspace. Then, drag the nock (side opposite the point of the arrow) to the Evaluation object it should stem from and its point to the desired workflow item it should stem to.

To link an Evaluation Object with a Result Arrow:

Unlike other workflow arrows (i.e. Success, Failure arrows) the Result arrow contains specific properties to allowing it to detect the contents of an Evaluation object.  

Follow the instructions below to link the Evaluation object with a Result arrow:

  1. Add existing objects from the Repository (i.e. pre-existing tasks, conditions, sub-workflows) or create new objects to add to the workspace that will be used to link the  Evaluation object to.

  2. Drag the Result arrow from the Available Objects pane onto the workspace.

  3. Drag the side opposite the tip of the arrow to the Evaluation object and point it to the desired task, condition or other available object.

  4. Double-click the Result arrow to show its properties. Doing so will open a dialog titled Result (as displayed below).

  1. Select from the available options (specified in the table above).

  1. Click OK to save changes and close the properties dialog.

  2. Repeat the above steps to link another Result arrow (containing different results) to a separate workflow object.

During execution, the path that the workflow will proceed to will now depend on the Result arrow matching the results of the prior Evaluation object.

Parameters

The Result arrow’s properties consists of the following parameters (specified in the table below).

Properties

Parameter

Description

Yes/True

 If this option is toggled, the workflow will proceed to the object followed by a Result arrow with a YES or TRUE value matching that of the Evaluation object it stems from.

No / False

 If this option is selected, the workflow will proceed to the object followed by a result arrow with a NO or FALSE value matching that of the Evaluation object it stems from.

Value

  If this option is selected, the workflow will proceed to the object followed by a result arrow with a Value parameter matching that of the Evaluation object it stems from.

All other values.

If this option is selected, the workflow will proceed to the object followed by a result arrow if no other Result arrows are followed.

Additional Notes

There are some basic practices to follow when using arrows to link from one object to another:

See Also


Flow Control Arrows | Failure Arrow | Evaluation Object | Wait Object | Workflow Logic