You can promote the input and output parameters of a child element to the parent workflow.

Before you begin

Open a workflow for editing in the workflow editor.

About this task

You can promote a custom attribute that you have defined on the General tab of the workflow editor. You can promote predefined attributes only by replacing an input parameter with an attribute of matching type.

Note:

If you promote a predefined attribute and assign a custom value to it, a duplicate attribute is created to avoid overwriting the value of the original attribute. The duplicate attribute retains the name of the original attribute and increments the numerical value at the end of the attribute's name.

Procedure

  1. Click the Schema tab in the workflow editor.
  2. Add a workflow or an action element to the workflow schema.

    The following notification appears at the top of the schema pane.

    Do you want to add the activity's parameters as input/output to the current workflow?

  3. On the notification, click Setup.

    A pop-up window with the available options appears.

  4. Select the mapping type for each input parameter.

    Option

    Description

    Input

    The argument is mapped to an input workflow parameter.

    Skip

    The argument is mapped to a NULL value.

    Value

    The argument is mapped to an attribute with a value that you can set from the Value column.

  5. Select the mapping type for each output parameter.

    Option

    Description

    Output

    The argument is mapped to an output workflow parameter.

    Skip

    The argument is mapped to a NULL value.

    Local variable

    The argument is mapped to an attribute.

  6. Click Promote.

Results

You promoted parameters to the parent workflow.