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Creating a taskflow

Create a taskflow from scratch or use a taskflow template.
    1. In Data Integration, click New > Taskflows > Taskflow > Create.
    The image shows a basic taskflow on the canvas.
    2. Set general properties, start properties, input fields, and temporary fields for the taskflow. Optionally, add notes.
    3. Add steps to the taskflow.
    For example, you can use the Data Task step to add a mapping task or a synchronization task. You can use the Subtaskflow step to embed and reuse an existing taskflow.
    4. Validate and save the taskflow. You cannot run a taskflow that is not valid.

Taskflow templates

Use a taskflow template instead of creating a taskflow from scratch. Select from pre-created templates based on your business needs.
Click New > Taskflows to open the New Asset dialog box.
The following image shows the New Asset dialog box:
A list of pre created taskflow templates that you can choose from.
When you select a taskflow template in the New Asset dialog box, the Data Integration page opens with a copy of the taskflow template.
For example, if you want to run multiple tasks consecutively, use a Sequential Tasks template. After the consecutive tasks, if you then need the taskflow to pause for a time and then take different paths, add a Wait step and a Parallel Paths step to the template.
When you modify a taskflow template, you only modify that instance. The template remains unchanged.

Basic

Select Taskflow when you need a basic canvas with a Start step and an End step. You can create and configure a taskflow that suits your needs.

Parallel Tasks

Select the Parallel Tasks template if your major requirement is to run two or more data integration tasks in parallel. You start with a taskflow that contains a Start step, a Parallel Paths step, and an End step.
You can add other steps at any point on the canvas.

Parallel Tasks with Decision

Select the Parallel Tasks with Decision template if your major requirement is to run two or more data integration tasks in parallel and then make a decision based on the outcome of any task. You start with a taskflow that contains a Start step, a Parallel Paths step, a Decision step, and an End step.

Sequential Tasks

Select the Sequential Tasks template if your major requirement is to run two data integration tasks, one after the other. You start with a taskflow that contains a Start step, two Data Task steps, and an End step.

Sequential Tasks with Decision

Select the Sequential Tasks with Decision template if your major requirement is to run two Data Integration consecutive tasks and then make a decision based on the output of either task. You start with a taskflow that contains a Start step, two Data Task steps, a Decision step, and an End step.

Single Task

Select the Single Task template if your major requirement is to run one data integration task on a daily or weekly schedule, for example. You start with a taskflow that contains a Start step, a Data Task step, and an End step.