Configuring Workflow Execution

In the Workflow Execution section, you can configure the following:

Workflow Execution
Figure: Workflow Execution

Descriptors

Via the option Suppress Display of Blank Descriptors, you can determine if descriptors, that have no values in the Descriptors column of an activity or process table, should not be displayed. This option is selected by default.

Priority Change Behavior

Per default, priority changes of a process instance are not propagated to its subprocesses. You have the option to select Propagate Priority Change to Subprocesses to choose whether changing a process priority should also affect its subprocess instances.

Abort Behavior for Processes

Per default, a dialog opens when aborting a process to ask if to abort the complete process hierarchy or the activity and subprocesses only. In case you have administrator rights, you can choose default settings for aborting processes. In the provided drop-down list you can select whether to automatically abort the root hierarchy, abort the process sub-hierarchy, or open a dialog when a process is aborted (the default behavior).

Abort Process Settings
Figure: Abort Process Settings

Abort Behavior for Activities

In case you have administrator rights, you can choose default settings for aborting activities. You can choose to select whether to automatically abort the root hierarchy, abort the activity only, or prompt when an activity is aborted, which is the default setting.

Abort Activity Settings
Figure: Abort Activity Settings

Spawning Processes

In the Spawn Process section, you can configure the default states of the View Spawned Work Items and Activate Spawned Work Items checkboxes in the Spawn Process dialog. Please refer to section Using the Spawn Process Dialog of chapter Spawning Processes for details on these checkboxes.

Per default, the View Spawned Work Items checkbox is selected, whereas Activate Spawned Work Items is unmarked.

Spawn Process Settings
Figure: Spawn Process Settings