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About Adhoc Anchor

Hi Experts,

Can anyone tell me the use of the Adhoc anchor step in workflows ? I have read that this step can be used to insert a workflow at runtime from a combination of workflows.So I have created a workflow and an adhoc anchor step in it.There I have specified three other workflows . But on executing , the workflow is getting completed without going to the Adhoc anchor step.I think I am doing something wrong or have not understood the meaning of the step correctly.

So please someone help.

Samrat Dutta

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    Oct 10, 2007 at 04:56 AM

    You have to do the adhoc agent assignmnet from the graphical workflow log of you workflow. You need to have atleast one dialog step before your adhoc step so that you can access and include your adhoc assignment before the workflow is completed.

    Thanks,

    Prasath N

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    Oct 10, 2007 at 06:21 AM

    Hi,

    Folow the simple steps :

    1. Create one Activity. For Adhoc Anhor you should need one Step type Before the ADhoc Anhor Step type.

    2. The activity may contain any works. For example you can use BUS2012 - Display.

    3. You must Given Deadline Monitoring. Why means Your Work flow doesn't reach directly to the Adhoc-Anhor.

    4. then Create Adhoc-anhor And give your WF's.

    5. Then Run the wf. Now the Work flow is waiting due to Dead line Monitoring. Then go to Graphical Representation of wf.

    6. Here you can see the Symbol in tool bar like Aghoc-Anhor step type Symbol.

    7. Just click it and choose the Work Flow.

    Thanks.

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    Oct 10, 2007 at 02:03 PM

    Hi,

    Thanks to both of you . I am now able to create the Adhoc Anchor . But still I am not able to understand how can it be used in a business process? Can you give me some example of its usage?

    Thanks & Regards,

    Samrat Dutta

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    • Former Member

      Hi

      This is used when the definition of workflow is to be changed at runtime. If this change is required based on some defined logic then a condition step with braches leading to appropriate sub workflows can be used. But if there is a scenario where the logic cannot be defined and the definition has to be changed as per the requirement at run time then a adhoc anchor can be used.

      For example assume a workflow process with 2 approvers namely manager and FI Controller. At the end of approval the payroll infotypes will be updated for delivering the amount in the next payroll run.

      Now there can be a scenario where the FI Controller need to consult with BM or DM or VP on a case to case basis. In these cases the approval from VP or BM or DM will be required before updating the payroll infotypes and this scenario is decided by the FI controller whenever required. In this case we can use a adhoc anchor which can have three workflows configured (for VP, BM or DM approvals).

      Now at run time the FI controller can approve the form directly so that the payroll data is updated. If the FI controller requires the intervention of any one of the above mentioned parties (VP, BM or DM) then the FI controller can include the appropriate the step using adhoc anchor from the graphical workflow log and then approve the form. This will deliver the form to appropriate approver for processing.

      Thanks,

      Prasath N

      FI - Finance Controller

      VP - Vice President

      BM - Business Manager

      DM - Delevery manager