Activities

A process is a set of linked activities that perform specific functions. When you create a process in the  Development Studio application, you can use an unlimited number of activities. All processes begin with the Start activity and terminate with the End activity. The only activity that depends on an external system in order to be used in  Development Studio is the Integration Mapping activity. The following table describes the available activities.

Available activities

Activity

Description

Start

Represents the beginning of a process

When you create a process, the Start activity is automatically placed on the process canvas and it cannot be deleted. All activities in a process originate from the Start activity.

End

Represents the end of a process

When you create a process, the End activity is automatically placed on the process canvas and it cannot be deleted. All activities in a process terminate in the End activity.

Assign

Assigns values to a context item

In the individual assignment statements, data can be transformed or appended together.

Operator Dialog

Defines user inputs that will be requested during the execution of the process

This activity is used only for process exposed in the Operator Control Panel. If the process is being run through the Operator Control Panel, it will ask you for input. If it is being run by some method other than Operator Control Panel, the user inputs will be supplied with default values, if defined.

Switch

Creates conditional paths in a process

A Join object is automatically added to a Switch activity.

For

Allows iterative processing of data in a process

Spawn

Allows two or more process paths to be executed in parallel

Launch Job

Launches a new process asynchronously

Utility

Performs functions on string, numeric, and date type values

Metrics

Records metrics for a process

Pause

Suspends a process for a specified amount of time

Script

Executes scripts that are written in the activity or called by the activity

Call Adapter

Executes an action on an actor adapter running on the grid

Integration Mapping

Some adapters, such as the Remedy adapter, support tight integration with processes. This activity interacts with those adapters to quickly map external system data to and from context items.

WhileProvides a conditional loop within a process that evaluates for a condition and, based on the condition, perform specified operations.
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