After you link elements to create the logical flow of the workflow, you define element bindings to define how each element processes the data it receives and generates.

Prerequisites

Verify that you have a workflow schema in the Schema tab of the workflow editor, and that you have created links between the elements.

Procedure

  1. Click the Edit icon (Edit icon) of the element on which to set the bindings.

    A dialog box that lists the properties of the element appears.

  2. Click the IN tab.

    The contents of the IN tab depend on the type of element you selected.

    • If you selected a predefined task, workflow, or action element, the IN tab lists the possible local input parameters for that type of element, but the binding is not set.

    • If you selected another type of element, you can select from a list of input parameters and attributes you already defined for the workflow by right-clicking in the IN tab and selecting Bind to workflow parameter/attribute.

    • If the required attribute does not exist yet, you can create it by right-clicking in the IN tab and selecting Bind to workflow parameter/attribute > Create parameter/attribute in workflow.

  3. If an appropriate parameter exists, choose an input parameter to bind, and click the Not set button in the Source Parameter text box.

    A list of possible source parameters and attributes to bind to appears.

  4. Choose a source parameter to bind to the local input parameter from the list proposed.
  5. (Optional) : If you have not defined the source parameter to which to bind, you can create it by clicking the Create parameter/attribute in workflow link in the parameter selection dialog box.
  6. Click the OUT tab.

    The contents of the OUT tab depend on the type of element you selected.

    • If you selected a predefined task, workflow, or action element, the OUT tab lists the possible local output parameters for that type of element, but the binding is not set.

    • If you selected another type of element, you can select from a list of output parameters and attributes you defined for the workflow by right-clicking in the OUT tab and selecting Bind to workflow parameter/attribute.

    • If the required attribute does not exist, you can create it by right-clicking in the IN tab and selecting Bind to workflow parameter/attribute > Create parameter/attribute in workflow.

  7. Choose a parameter to bind.
  8. Click the Source Parameter > Not set button.
  9. Choose a source parameter to bind to the input parameter.
  10. (Optional) : If you did not define the parameter to which to bind, you can create it by clicking the Create parameter/attribute in workflow button in the parameter selection dialog box.

Results

You defined the input parameters that the element receives and the output parameters that it generates, and bound them to workflow attributes and parameters.

What to do next

You can create forks in the path of the workflow by defining decisions.