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Routing based on decisions

Posted by Dileepa WIjayanayake on Nov 26, 2018, 11:25:00 AM

FlowWright workflows use the same paths as hardware or action based process, where the digital processes has a data flow path and a control flow path.  Data flow path carries all data within the process, or data required for the process to make decisions, and control flow path makes the decision.

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Our workflow software provides various steps for decision making, the main decision step can handle any expression, simple to complex.  There are also multi expression evaluation steps similar to a switch statement in programming.  FlowWright workflow also has a expression step where it can evaluate a given expression and store the values.

So there are many options for decision making, including return values that can be configured on connections to control the flow.  FlowWright v9.5 provides a new feature called decision tables, where you can define a table of many inputs conditions with matching output conditions.  Once decision tables are defined, they can be used within any workflow process to make decisions. 

Let's take an example of an Alarm system for a car.  There are many possibilities why the car alarm is on or off.  Here's a truth table that defines 2 (two) input and 1 (one) single output:

Door Trunk Alarm
open open on
open close on
close open on
close close off

As you can see from the above table, there are 4 (four) decisions that are defined, the above table has 2 (Two) input conditions: the Door and Trunk and the output condition is Alarm status, on or off.  This decision table can be used in any workflow process and the inputs can be fed using variables or globals, and the output from the decision table can also stored in a variable or global within FlowWright process.

Our workflow solution is powering businesses on how you define and handle workflow decision making.  You can always graphically design your control flow within FlowWright, but decision tables will be a new option available in v9.5 that will make the maintenance of decisions even simpler.

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Topics: Business Process Automation, workflow processes, workflow design validation