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Start and end

Description

The
Start
and
End
activities allow you to clearly mark where your workflow starts and ends.

Context of use

Executing a workflow starts with activities without an inbound transition, and stops when there are no longer any tasks in progress. Nevertheless, you can add
Start
and
End
activities to clearly mark the starting and ending points of a workflow. This is especially helpful for relatively complex workflows.
It is a best practice to use an
End
activity instead of leaving the last transition of a workflow on its own to ensure that the workflow properly ends.

Configuration

  1. Drag and drop a
    Start
    or
    End
    activity into your workflow.
  2. Put the
    Start
    activity in front of other activities such as queries, and the
    End
    activity after a series of activities.
  3. Select the activity, then open it using the button from the quick actions that appear.
  4. You can configure the
    End
    object so that it interrupts all of the workflow's ongoing tasks, including those that have not finished. To do this, select the corresponding option.
  5. Confirm the configuration of your activity and save your workflow.

Triggering another workflow

Using the
External signal
tab of an
End
activity, you can trigger another workflow. Refer to the External signal section.

Example

The following example shows how a complex workflow is executed with a
Start
activity and several
End
activities. The
Stop all tasks in progress
box has been checked for the first
End
activity. Once the corresponding task is finished, the entire workflow will be stopped: it will have the same effect as if the button had been selected (refer to the Action bar section).