Designing Component Processes

You can design component processes to tell Deployment Automation what to do when you deploy components.

You design processes using Deployment Automation's process editor. The process editor is a graphical editor that enables you to drag process steps from a menu of steps onto the design space and configure them immediately. For component processes, you select from a menu of Utility steps and plugin steps. As you place additional steps, you visually define their relationships with one another.

The process designer with a component process is shown in the following figure.

Component Process Design

Process Design Pane

  1. Select the version of the process design.
  2. Select the Tools tab to select process steps. The Item Properties tab is automatically put in focus when you define or edit a step.
  3. Use the Search box to find a step by name.
  4. Select and drag plugin steps to the design area to add them to your process.
  5. Connect process steps and edit or delete existing steps or connectors.
  6. Select from the following in the process designer tools palette:
    • Zoom In
    • Zoom Out
    • Actual Size
    • Print
    • Poster Print
    • Save
    • Cancel
  7. Use the thumbnail view to move the whole process design around in the design area. For example:
    • Drag its corner inward and move it over parts of the process design you want to zoom in on.
    • Drag its corner outward again to zoom out.
    • Click the Actual Size tool in the tools palette to return the process design to its original size.
  8. Click x to close the overlay and return to the main navigation.