You create the presentation of the dialog box in which users provide input parameters when they run a workflow in the Presentation tab in the workflow editor.

Before you begin

  • Open a workflow for editing in the workflow editor.

  • Verify that the workflow has a defined list of input parameters.

Procedure

  1. In the workflow editor, click the Presentation tab.

    By default, all of the workflow's parameters appear under the main Presentation node in the order in which you create them.

  2. Right-click the Presentation node and select Create new step.

    A New Step node appears under the Presentation node.

  3. Provide an appropriate name for the step and press Enter.

    This name appears as a section header in the input parameters dialog box when the workflow runs.

  4. Click the input step and add a description in the General tab in the bottom half of the Presentation tab.

    This description appears in the input parameters dialog box to provide information to the users to help them provide the correct input parameters. You can enhance the layout of the description text by using HTML formatting.

  5. Right-click the input step you created and select Create display group.

    A New Group node appears under the input step node.

  6. Provide an appropriate name for the display group and press Enter.

    This name appears as a subsection header in the input parameters dialog box when the workflow runs.

  7. Click the display group and add a description in the General tab in the bottom half of the Presentation tab.

    This description appears in the input parameters dialog box. You can enhance the layout of the description text by using HTML formatting. You can add a parameter value to a group description by using an OGNL statement, such as ${#param}.

  8. Repeat the preceding steps until you have created all the input steps and display groups to appear in the input parameters dialog box when the workflow runs.
  9. Drag parameters from under the Presentation node to the steps and groups of your choice.

Results

You created the layout of the input parameters dialog box through which users provide input parameter values when the workflow runs.

What to do next

You must set the parameter properties.