Layout & Design


About Process Folders

Overview Process Folders are part of a built-in data storage and management scheme in Decisions. Flows can store and manage data inside of any storage scheme, for example in a database or file system....

About Branching and Merging Flows

Branching and merging allows us to process multiple flow steps in parallel, rather than one after the other. You can create branches and mergers by dragging and dropping the Branch Step and Merge Step...

About Sync and Async Sub-Flows

Overview A Sub-Flow is a Flow that runs like a Step in the course of another Flow. Sub-Flows may also be referred to as a "Child Flow" and the primary Flow as a "Parent Flow." A Sub-Flow may be set to...

Connecting Steps and Changing Flow Execution Paths

This article describes how Flow Designer Wizard helps to simplify Flow Design process. Next, this article briefly describes using GoTo step to jump between flow steps and Catch Exception step to catch...

Using Placeholder Steps to Sketch Out Flow Structure

The Placeholder Step component simulates a working component by providing simulated outcomes or objects. It has no function except to describe a component to be inserted at a later date. Use a placeholder...

Using Swim Lanes

A Swim lane (or swim lane diagram) is a visual element used in process flow diagrams, or flowcharts that visually distinguishes job sharing and responsibilities for sub-processes of a business process....

Shape Icons In Flow Designer

This tutorial demonstrates how to adjust/design Step Shapes in the HTML Flow Designer in Decisions 4.0. Shapes in the Flow Designer in Decisions 4.0 are customizable to satisfy any designer needs. Example: In...

Using the Run Flow Async and Wait Property

This tutorial demonstrates how to use Run Flow Async And Wait configuration for the Sub-Flow steps. Run Flow Async And Wait is an advanced configuration and should be used with caution. It is important...

Using Sub-Flows

Subflows are added to the Flow Designer by a step that represents an existing flow from the Flows category in the Toolbox. A parent flow will initiate a child flow when it reaches it in the process,...