Tracked WF Instances Page

Open the Tracked WF Instances page by clicking any of the metrics or instances in the WF Instance History section.

Overview

You can use the Tracked WF Instances page to view historical events related to monitored workflow instances.

The following sections describe the features and use of the Tracked WF Instances page.

Tracked WF Instances Page

Query Control

Use the query control grid at the top of the middle pane to run simple queries on the persistence database.

The query control contains two sections: a Query Summary section that shows you the abbreviated text of your query, and a query grid where you can select fields, operators, and criteria values. Below the grid is a Run Query button that runs your query. You can collapse the query control grid by clicking in the Query Summary section.

The following table lists the fields that you can use in your query.

 

Field Description

Machine

Name of the host machine

Scope

Site, application, or service

Status

  • In Progress

  • Aborted

  • Completed (Successfully)

  • Completed (Terminated)

  • Completed (Cancelled)

Workflow Instance ID

GUID

Creation Time

Date and time when the instance was created

Last Aborted Time

Date and time when the instance was aborted, for example, due to an unhandled exception

Maximum Items

Maximum number of items to return for the query. This is a required field.

Tracked WF Instance List

The tracked WF instance list is located in the middle pane below the query control.

At the top of the list is a heading that shows a count of the number of items found and the number of items displayed. You can use the Group by list to group entries by service name or status.

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The tracked WF instance list displays only instances of services hosted by Windows Process Activation Services (WAS).

The following table describes the fields in the list.

 

Field Description

Service Name

Type of service

Machine

Computer that the service instance is currently running on or previously ran on

Site Name

Name of the site that hosts the instance’s parent service

Service Virtual Path

Full virtual path of the service

Status

Status of the tracked WF instance, which is one of the following:

  • In Progress

  • Aborted

  • Completed:

    • Successful

    • Terminated

    • Cancelled

Creation Time

Date and time when the instance was created

Last Aborted Time

Date and time when the instance was aborted, for example, due to an unhandled exception

Lifetime Duration

Total lifetime of the completed WF instance

Details Pane

The Details pane is a tabbed control that you can use to quickly see key details of the tracked WF instance.

Overview tab

 

Field Description

Service Name

Name of the service from which the instance was created

Site Name

Full name of the site the WF service runs under

Application Virtual Path

Virtual application where the WF service is deployed

Service Virtual Path

Full virtual path to the WF service

Workflow Instance ID

GUID

Creation Time

Date and time when the instance was created

Completion Time

Date and time when the WF instance completed. This field is blank for active WF instances.

Lifetime Duration

Total lifetime of the completed WF instance

Tracked Events

Number of tracked events available for this instance

Actions Pane

The Actions pane is the rightmost pane. The items available in the Actions pane change depending on what is selected in the middle pane.

The Refresh and AppFabric Dashboard actions are always available.

  • Clicking Refresh causes the metrics values on the page to be updated.

  • Clicking AppFabric Dashboard takes you back to the AppFabric Dashboard at the scope selected in the Connections pane.

The remaining actions are available when you select a tracked WF instance from the service instance list in the middle pane.

  • The View Persisted Instance action navigates from a tracked WF instance to a persisted WF instance (if applicable/available). When you click the View Persisted Instance action, the Persisted WF Instances page is opened and a query is executed to retrieve the instance whose Workflow Instance ID matches that of the tracked WF instance.

  • The View Tracked Events action displays all available tracked events for the tracked WF instance. When you click the View Tracked Events action, the Tracked Events page is opened and a query is executed. This query gets all available tracked events whose Workflow Instance ID matches that of the tracked WF instance.

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