Aborting Activities

You can abort activities from the general activity execution view or any activity table.

Aborting Activities from the Activity View

The toolbar in an activity execution view of the Workflow Execution Perspective provides an abort button (), if the following requirements are fulfilled:

Abort Process and Start

In case you want to abort an existing process instance and start another process, click the down-arrow icon Down Arrow displayed next to the Abort icon in the toolbar or the Actions column menu and choose Abort Process and Start. Please refer to the chapter Aborting a Process and Starting a new Instance for details on aborting and starting a process.

Abort Process and Start
Figure: Abort Process and Start

Abort Process and Join

In case you want to abort an existing process instance and join another process, click the down-arrow icon Down Arrow displayed next to the Abort icon and choose Abort Process and Join option from the toolbar. Please refer to the chapter Aborting and Joining Processes for detail information.

Abort Process and Join
Figure: Abort Process and Join

Aborting Activities from an Activity Table

If the following requirements are fulfilled, the abort button is enabled in the toolbar:

To abort activities, select them in the Select part and click the abort icon on top of the Activities table.

Abort Activity
Figure: Abort Activity Button

Abort Process and Start

In case you want to abort an existing activity instance and start another, click the down-arrow icon Down Arrow displayed next to the Abort Process icon and select Abort Process and Start option from the toolbar. For details refer to chapter Aborting a Process and Starting a new Instance.

Abort Process and Start
Figure: Abort Process and Start Option

To abort multiple activities, press Ctrl and select the processes. Then, click the down-arrow icon Down Arrow displayed next to the Abort Process icon and select the Abort Process and Start option from the toolbar. For details refer to chapter Aborting a Process and Starting a new Instance.

Abort Process and Join

Click the down-arrow icon Down Arrow and select the Abort Process and Join option. It allows you to abort the current process and join it to another process.

Abort Process and Join
Figure: Abort Process and Join Option

For details refer to chapter Aborting and Joining Processes.

Starting an Abort Action

Per default, when starting an abort action, a dialog opens to ask whether you like to abort the current activity only or entire (Root) process:

Abort Activity Dialog
Figure: Abort Activity Dialog.

Click Cancel in case you like to cancel the abort.

Note
Out data mappings of aborted activity instances will not be evaluated. The following activity instances using In data mappings from those data have to be aware that the data values may not be initialized or can contain incorrect data.

Note that the default case activity cannot be aborted using the Abort Process and Abort Process and Start option. The following error is displayed.

Abort Process Error
Figure: Abort Process Error

Configuring predefined abort settings

Note that, in case you have administrator rights, you can configure a default abort activity setting and the dialog only ask for abort confirmation. Refer to section Abort Activity of chapter Configuring Workflow Execution for details on how to configure predefined abort settings.

In that case the following dialogs open depending on your configuration:

Abort notification

After closing the abort settings dialog, a notification dialog opens with a list of successfully aborting activity(ies) or to notify in case of a failure.

Abort Process
Figure: Abort Confirmation Dialog.

Authorization Failure

In case you do not have the permission to abort the according activity as described in the sections above, a notification dialog opens to inform that you are not authorized to abort this activity. The abort action is not performed.

Abort Failure Notification.
Figure: Abort Failure Notification.