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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Few Imp things before creating workflow

Precaution while creating workflow

1. Try to use submap in workflow as much as possible....
2. Step name should be same as steps defined in requirement document.
3. If a component step is used at multiple locations in workflow then separate queue should be defined for processing of work items from that queue.This is to optimize processing time for work items.
4. try to put general description on each step to make workflow more descriptive.
5. Try to more business logic should be handled in workflow definition instead of code.
6. Try to use more out of the box functionality, if feasible.
7. Always check sequence of routing condition like first true condition then next

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  1. I have a lot of workflows but they all have the same logic at start and end. Can I use the submap of one of the workflows in all other workflows? Do you know how to?

    Also, what do you mean by separate queues for component step? I have 3 component steps in one workflow and they all use CE_Operations.

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    2. The Sub maps are used to reduce the redundancy. Please create a sub map with common logic and use that sub map more times in the work place. And more over using one queue is not suggestible for more component steps (based on the requirement it is ok). You have 3 component steps, then the suggestible way is to create 3 different queues.

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