How to Work with Activity Flows

An activity flow contains the ordered sequence of tasks of a Human Workflow Services (HWS) workflow including actions, action initiators, and action targets.

An administrator uses Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) or a solutions developer uses the ActivityFlow class to create and modify activity flows. For information about using WMI to create and modify activity flows, see Hws_ActivityFlow (WMI). For information about the ActivityFlow class, see ActivityFlow Class.

You use the Activity Flows node in the HWS Administration console to view a summary of all workflows that are running or that have run in this HWS system. This node also enables you to delete or archive activity-specific workflow data.

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006, and then click HWS Server Administration.

  2. In the HWS Administration console, expand the Human Workflow Services (Local) node.

    Right-click the Activity Flows node and then click Properties.

  3. In the Activity Flows Property dialog box, select the Inactive check box, and then click OK.

    A list of inactive activity flows appears in the results pane.

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006, and then click HWS Server Administration.

  2. In the HWS Administration console, expand the Human Workflow Services (Local) node.

  3. Click the Activity Flows node.

  4. In the details pane, click the activity flow you want to back up.

  5. On the Action menu, click Backup Activity Flow Data.

  6. In the Save As dialog box, type the name of the new backup file.

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006, and then click HWS Server Administration.

  2. In the HWS Administration console, expand the Human Workflow Services (Local) node.

  3. Click the Activity Flows node.

  4. In the details pane, click the activity flow you want to delete.

  5. On the Action menu, click Delete Activity Flow.

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006, and then click HWS Server Administration.

  2. In the Administration console, expand the Human Workflow Services (Local) node.

  3. Click the Activity Flows node.

  4. On the Action menu, click Batch Delete.

  5. On the Batch Activity Flow Delete dialog box, do the following:

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    You can select to delete activity flows by age or by activity. You cannot select to do both at the same time.

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    Time based

    In the left box, type the value of time as an integer (for example, 1). (For days, 0=Sunday.)

    In the right box, from the drop-down list, select the unit of time (years, months, weeks, days).

    Selecting the value and unit of time indicates that you want to delete all activity flows older than the time you indicated.

    For example, selecting 1 week results in deleting all activity flows older than 1 week.

    After you specify the value and unit of time, the number of activity flows that will be deleted appears above the Delete button.

    Activity based

    In the left box, type the value of time as an integer (for example, 1).

    In the right box, from the drop-down list, select the unit of time (years, months, weeks, days).

    Selecting the value and unit of time indicates that you want to delete all activity flows that have not run since the time you indicated.

    For example, selecting 1 week results in deleting all activity flows that have not run in the previous seven days.

    After you specify the value and unit of time, the number of activity flows that will be deleted appears above the Delete button.

  6. Click Delete in the appropriate section, and then click Close.

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