Configure a subworkflow [AX 2012]

Updated: August 1, 2013

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

To configure a subworkflow, in the workflow editor, right-click the subworkflow and then click Properties to open the Properties form. Use the following procedures to configure the properties of the subworkflow.

Follow these steps to enter a name for the subworkflow.

  1. In the left pane, click Basic Settings.

  2. In the Name field, enter a unique name for the subworkflow.

A subworkflow runs in the context of a parent workflow. Follow these steps to select the workflow that runs when this subworkflow element is executed.

  1. In the left pane, click Basic Settings.

  2. From the Subworkflow list, select an existing workflow.

To select the type of document that is processed by the subworkflow, you must select the field that represents the association to the document.

  1. In the left pane, click Basic Settings.

  2. From the Field list, select the field that represents the association to the document. For more information, see Tutorial: Configuring Subworkflows in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 on Colin Mitchell’s Dynamics AX 2012 blog.

Follow these steps to indicate whether the subworkflow must finish processing before the next element in the parent workflow is executed.

  1. In the left pane, click Basic Settings.

  2. Indicate whether the subworkflow must finish processing before the next element in the parent workflow is executed.

    • If the subworkflow must finish processing, click Wait for the subworkflow to complete before continuing.

    • If the subworkflow is not required to finish processing before the next element in the parent workflow is executed, click Do not wait for the subworkflow to complete.


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