Activities are units of work, each of which contributes to the accomplishment of a workflow process. Active Roles offers a default set of activities that provide pre-defined functionality for approval, notification, control flow, and conditions. Scripting can be used to have an activity perform custom functions.
Activities are the primary building blocks for workflows. A workflow is basically a set of activities organized in a process diagram. When you construct a workflow using the Workflows Designer, you drag activities from the activities panel onto the process diagram and then configure them there. The configurable settings common to every activity are:
- Name. The name is used to identify the activity on the workflow diagram.
- Description. This optional text can be helpful to distinguish the activity. The description is displayed when you point with the mouse to the activity on the process diagram.
The following sections elaborate on the types of activity that are included with Active Roles, and provide information about the configurable settings specific to each activity type.