You access the properties of a schema element by clicking on an element that you have dragged into the workflow schema. The properties of the element appear in tabs at the bottom of the workflow editor.

Different schema elements have different properties tabs.

Table 1. Properties Tabs per Schema Element

Schema Element Property Tab

Description

Applies to Schema Element Type

Attributes

Attributes that elements require from an external source, such as the user, an event, or a timer. The attributes can be a timeout limit, a time and date, a trigger, or user credentials.

  • User Interaction

  • Waiting Event

  • Waiting Timer

Decision

Defines the decision statement. The input parameter that the decision element receives either matches or does not match the decision statement, resulting two possible courses of action.

Decision

End Workflow

Stops the workflow, either because the workflow completed successfully, or because it encountered an error and returned an exception.

  • End

  • Exception

Exception

How this schema element behaves in the event of an exception.

  • Action

  • Asynchronous Workflow

  • Exception

  • Nested Workflows

  • Predefined Task

  • Schedule Workflow

  • Scriptable Task

  • User Interaction

  • Waiting Event

  • Waiting Timer

  • Workflow

External Inputs

Input parameters that the user must provide at a certain moment while the workflow runs.

User Interaction

IN

The IN binding for this element. The IN binding defines the way in which the schema element receives input from the element that precedes it in the workflow.

  • Action

  • Asynchronous Workflow

  • Custom Decision

  • Predefined Task

  • Schedule Workflow

  • Scriptable Task

  • Workflow

Info

The schema element's general properties and description. The information the Info tab displays depends on the type of schema element.

  • Action

  • Asynchronous Workflow

  • Custom Decision

  • Decision

  • Nested Workflows

  • Note

  • Predefined Task

  • Schedule Workflow

  • Scriptable Task

  • User Interaction

  • Waiting Event

  • Waiting Timer

  • Workflow

OUT

The OUT binding for this element. The OUT binding defines the way in which the schema element binds output parameters to the workflow attributes or to the workflow output parameters.

  • Action

  • Asynchronous Workflow

  • Predefined Task

  • Schedule Workflow

  • Scriptable Task

  • Workflow

Presentation

Defines the layout of the input parameters dialog box the user sees if the workflow needs user input while it is running.

User Interaction

Scripting

Shows the JavaScript function that defines the behavior of this schema element. For Asynchronous Workflow, Schedule Workflow, and Action elements this scripting is read-only. For scriptable task and custom decision elements, you edit the JavaScript in this tab.

  • Action

  • Asynchronous Workflow

  • Custom Decision

  • Predefined Task

  • Schedule Workflow

  • Scriptable Task

Visual Binding

Shows a graphical representation of how the parameters and attributes of this schema element bind to the parameters and attributes of the elements that come before and after it in the workflow. This is another representation of the element's IN and OUT bindings.

  • Action

  • Asynchronous Workflow

  • Predefined Task

  • Schedule Workflow

  • Scriptable Task

  • Workflow

Workflows

Selects the workflows to nest.

Nested Workflows