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  1. Preface
  2. Understanding Data Types and Field Properties
  3. Designing Processes
  4. Using and Displaying Data
  5. Designing Guides
  6. Designing Process Objects
  7. Designing Service Connectors
  8. Using Connectors
  9. System Services, Listeners and Connectors

2. Design

2. Design

Parallel Paths Step

Parallel Paths Step

When you add a Parallel Paths step, you set some properties.
The following table describes the properties in a Parallel Paths step:
Property
Description
Name
The name of the Parallel Paths step.
Parallel Paths
The paths that you want the process to run in parallel.
When you use a Parallel Paths step, all the steps in all the branches will not start at the same time. There will be a time lag in the start time of the steps in all the paths. The execution of branches varies based on the steps used in each branch.
When more than one branch is running in sequence, if one branch pauses for a specific time, instead of waiting for the steps to complete in that branch, the process starts running steps from another branch in parallel. For example, if you have a Wait step in a branch and the process is paused for a specific time, the steps in a different branch starts running in parallel.
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Add
to add a new branch.
You can add multiple steps to each branch. To add steps to a branch, drag and drop a step from the pallette on the left.
When you use the Jump step in conjunction with the Parallel Path step, you can only jump to another step on the same Parallel Path branch.
Keep in mind the following restrictions when you use the Jump step and the Parallel Path step together:
  • If you are in a Parallel Path step, you cannot jump to a step on another branch of the same Parallel Path step.
  • If you are in a Parallel Path step, you cannot jump to any step outside the Parallel Path step.
  • If you are outside a Parallel Path step, you cannot jump to any step inside the Parallel Path step.