If you edit an action and change its behavior, you might inadvertently break a workflow or application that implements that action. Orchestrator provides a function to find all of the actions, workflows, or packages that implement a given element. You can check whether modifying the element affects the operation of other elements.

About this task


The Find Elements that Use this Element function checks all packages, workflows, and policies, but it does not check in scripts. Consequently, modifying an action might affect an element that calls this action in a script that the Find Elements that Use this Element function did not identify.


  1. From the drop-down menu in the Orchestrator client, select Design.
  2. Click the Actions view.
  3. Expand the nodes of the actions hierarchical list to navigate to a given action.
  4. Right-click the action and select Find Elements that Use this Element.

    A dialog box shows all of the elements, such as workflows or packages, that implement this action.

  5. Double-click an element in the list of results to show that element in the Orchestrator client.


You located all of the elements that implement an action.

What to do next

You can check whether modifying this element affects any other elements.