Process Properties

A processing property is a way to add user-supplied information to a process. A running process can prompt users for information and then incorporate it into the process. Properties are defined with the Edit Property dialog.

To define a property:

  1. On the Properties tab, click the Add Property button.

    Edit Properties Dialog

    Edit Properties Dialog

  2. In the Edit Properties dialog, enter a name in the Name field.

  3. Optionally, enter a description in the Description field.

  4. Enter a label in the Label field.

    The label will be associated with the property in the user interface.

  5. If the property is required, check the Required check box.

    Default value is unchecked–not required.

  6. Specify the type of expected value with the Type drop-down list box.

    Supported types are: text, text area, check box, select, multi select, and secure. Default type is text.

  7. In the Default Value field, enter a default value (if any).

  8. To save your work, click the Save button. To discard changes, use the Cancel button.

To use a property in a process, reference it when you configure a step that uses it (see Component Processes).