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Models workflows using the familiar flowchart paradigm.
Makes it possible to design and visualize a workflow using flowchart elements. The activity provides a container that can hold a collection of activities in combination with branching flow control elements such as FlowDecision and FlowSwitch. Execution of the Flowchart begins at the Start node and possible execution paths between Flowchart elements are defined using directed connections between elements.
While the Flowchart activity helps with the design and visualization of some workflows, the same functionality and runtime behavior can be achieved using Control Flow activities without using the Flowchart activity.
In a Workflow:
The Flowchart activity is usually used in combination with other activities to construct a complex non-sequential workflow. The workflow may include user decisions and input with different outcomes based on each decision or response. For example, a form could be created to collect a zip code from the user. Then, when the zip code is selected, the workflow presents a list of schools within the zip code. The user can select one school and click Search or click Search to display all the schools.
You can change the name of an activity to one that describes what it does. A descriptive name can make a workflow easier to interpret and maintain.
The Flowchart element where execution begins. Execution continues through subsequent child elements connected via directed links.
Supported from: Geocortex Essentials 3.0.
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