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Initialize Data

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The Initialize Data activity is a starting point for runbooks that require parameters from an Invoke Runbook activity. The Initialize Data activity is invoked by an Invoke Runbook activity. You can use the Initialize Data activity to launch generic runbooks that only perform specific actions. For example, use the Initialize Data activity to specify the files to back up in a runbook that performs backup operations. To return data to the invoking runbook, end the runbook’s workflow with a Return Data activity.

Configuring the Initialize Data activity

Before you configure the Initialize Data activity, you need to know the parameters that you want to use within your runbook.

Use the following information to configure the Initialize Data activity.

Published Data

Each parameter that you have configured is available as published data to the other activities in the runbook while the runbook is running. To pass data back to the invoking runbook, use the Return Data activity.

See Also

Other Resources

Invoke Runbook
Return Data

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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