Users provide input parameters during a workflow run in an input parameters dialog box, in the same way that they provide input parameters when a workflow first starts.

Before you begin

  • Add a user interaction element to the workflow schema.

  • Set the security.group and timer.date attributes for the user interaction.

  • Define the external input parameters of the user interaction.

  • Define the exception behavior.

About this task

You create the layout of the dialog box in the Presentation tab of the user interaction element, not in the Presentation tab for the whole workflow. The Presentation tab of the whole workflow creates the layout of the input parameters dialog box that appears when you start a workflow. The Presentation tab of the user interaction element creates the layout of the input parameters dialog box that opens when a workflow arrives at a user interaction element during its run.

Procedure

  1. Click the Edit icon (Edit icon) of the User Interaction element in the workflow schema.
  2. Click the Presentation tab of the user interaction element.

    The Presentation tab shows the external input parameters that you created for the user interaction.

  3. (Optional) : Right-click the Presentation node in the Presentation tab and select Create new step.

    Steps allow you to create sections in the dialog box, with descriptions and headings under which you can organize the input parameters.

  4. (Optional) : Right-click the Presentation node in the Presentation tab and select Create display group.

    Display groups allow you to sort the order in which input parameters appear in the steps, and allow you to add sub-headers and instructions to the dialog box.

  5. Click an input parameter in the list and add a description of the input parameter in the General tab for that parameter.

    The description text that you type appears as a label in the input parameters dialog box to inform the user of the information they must provide when they respond to the user interaction.

  6. Define input parameter properties.

    Input parameter properties allow you to qualify the input parameter values that users can provide, and to determine parameter values dynamically by using OGNL expressions.

  7. Click Save and close to close the workflow editor.

Results

You created the input parameters dialog box in which users provide input parameters to respond to a user interaction during a workflow run.

What to do next

For information about creating the presentation steps and groups and setting input parameter properties, see Creating the Input Parameters Dialog Box In the Presentation Tab.