Execution commands

The icons in the action bar allow you to start, track, and modify a workflow’s execution. See Action bar.

The actions available are as follows:

Start

The button starts executing a workflow, which then takes on the In progress (blue) status. If the workflow was paused, it is resumed, otherwise it is started and the initial activities are then activated.

NOTE

Starting is an asynchronous process: the request is saved and will be processed as soon as possible by the workflow execution engine.

Pause

The button pauses the execution. The workflow takes on the Warning (yellow) status. No new activities will be activated until it is resumed, but operations in progress are not suspended.

Stop

The button stops a workflow that is being executed, which will then take on the Finished (green) status. The operations in progress are interrupted if possible, and imports or SQL queries in progress are immediately canceled. You cannot resume from the workflow from the same place that it was stopped.

Restart

The button involves stopping, then restarting a workflow. In most cases, this allows you to restart quicker. It can also be useful to automate restarting once stopping takes a certain amount of time, because the button is only available when the stop is effective.

When one or multiple activities in a workflow are selected, there are other actions you can carry out, such as:

Immediate execution

The button starts any pending activities selected as soon as possible.

Normal execution

The button reactivates any paused or deactivated activities.

Execution suspended

The button pauses the workflow at the selected activity: this task as well as all those that follow it (in the same branch) are not executed.

No execution

The button deactivates any selected activities.

NOTE

Quick actions let you access different actions concerning one particular activity and appear when an activity is selected.

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