Update Parent Process Data activity

An activity that updates the values of process data variables in a parent process based on the value of variables in a subprocess..


Update Parent Process Data activity

Update the Parent Process Data activity

To update the Parent Process activity, do the procedure in this topic.

Good to Know

How to Start

  1. Open Process Builder.

    For information about how to open this screen, refer to Process Builder.


    Open Process Builder
  2. In the Process Builder, in the Activity Library, open the Utilities tab.

    Open Utilities tab
  3. On the Utilities tab, drag the Update Parent Process Data activity onto your process.

    Drag Update Parent Process Data activity

Procedure

  1. Complete the fields on the General Configuration screen.

    For more information, refer to Configure General Options for a System Activity.

  2. Click Initial Attributes Initial Attributes icon.

    An initial attribute is a process data variable in a subprocess that is populated with a value from the parent process when the parent process starts the subprocess.

  3. Complete the fields on the Initial Attributes screen.

    For more information, refer to Change a Parent Process with Data from a Subprocess.

  4. (Optional) Click Advanced Advanced icon > Email Notifications E-mail Notifications icon.

    For more information, refer to Configure E-mail Notifications for Any Activity.

General Configuration

Specifies the basic settings for the Update Parent Process Data activity.

Figure: General Configuration screen

General Configuration screen

Fields

Field Name Definition

Display Name

Function:
Specifies the activity name that shows in your process.
Accepted Values:
One line of text that can have spaces.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No
Example:
This is a common configuration field that is used in many examples. Refer to:
  • Examples - Step-by-step use case examples, information about what types of examples are provided in the AgilePoint NX Product Documentation, and other resources where you can find more examples.

Description

Function:
Specifies an optional text description for your activity.
Accepted Values:
More than one line of text.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No

Initial Attributes

Specifies a set of process variables to pass to a subprocess. You can share the parent process's variables with the subprocess if the subprocess uses the same data..

The subprocess can have its own data only within the subprocess, or it can share its data with the parent process. For example, a subprocess can access the data of the parent process, such as the reviewer name and review completion date..

Figure: Initial Attributes screen

Initial Attributes screen

Fields

Field Name Definition

Name

Function:
The name of a variable you want to connect with the subprocess.
Accepted Values:
One line of text with no spaces.
Default Value:
None

Value

Function:
The value in the child process to associate with the variable in the parent process.
Accepted Values:
An XML variable in the subprocess.
Default Value:
System.String - Indicates that AgilePoint system accepts the values as String data type only. In itself, this is not a valid value.
Accepts Process Data Variables:
Yes

Add Add icon

Function:
Adds a row.

Delete Delete icon

Function:
Deletes the row.