Updated: May 13, 2016
Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 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.
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.
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.