Decision elements differ from other elements in a workflow. They have only true or false output parameters. Decision elements have no exception linking.

Before you begin

Verify that the Schema tab of the workflow editor contains elements, including at least one decision element that is not linked to other elements.

Procedure

  1. Place the mouse pointer on a decision element to link it to two other elements that define two possible branches in the workflow.

    A blue arrow and a red arrow appear on the element's right.

  2. Place the pointer on the blue arrow, and while keeping the left mouse button pressed, move the pointer to the target element.

    A green arrow appears between the two elements and the target element turns green. The green arrow represents the true path the workflow takes if the input parameter or attribute received by the decision element matches the decision statement.

  3. Release the left mouse button.

    The green arrow remains between the two elements. You have defined the path the workflow takes when the decision element receives the expected value.

  4. Place the pointer on the decision element, hold down the left mouse button, and move the pointer to the target element.

    A dotted red arrow appears between the two elements and the target element turns green. The red arrow represents the false path that the workflow takes if the input parameter or attribute received by the decision element does not match the decision statement.

  5. Release the left mouse button.

    The dotted red arrow remains between the two elements. You have defined the path the workflow takes when the decision element receives unexpected input.

Results

You have defined the possible true or false paths that the workflow takes depending on the input parameter or attribute the decision element receives.

What to do next

Define the decision statement. See Create Workflow Branches Using Decisions.