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Find and run jobs in the Workflow Manager web app

Complete the steps in the following sections to find and run jobs in the Workflow Manager web app.

Find jobs

The Work page provides access to all jobs in a workflow item. Jobs assigned to you, your groups, and all users, can be accessed using the search tabs and filters. The jobs are displayed based on the chosen search tab and filter. You can also search for specific jobs using the Custom Search text box.

Search using the tabs and filters

Complete these steps to search for jobs using the tabs and filters on the Work page:

  1. Access the Workflow Manager web app.
  2. Click the Work tab.

    The Work page appears.

    Note:

    If you don’t have sufficient privileges, you won’t see the Work tab.

  3. Click a search tab on the search bar.
  4. Optionally, if there's more than one search result, click one of the following filters:
    • All—Displays all open jobs
    • High Priority—Displays open jobs that are high priority
    • New—Displays jobs created in the last 24 hours
    • Overdue—Displays jobs that are past their due date
  5. Optionally, if you have sufficient privileges, click a job and expand the Details panel to view more information about the job and to do the following:
    • Click the Edit Job Details button Edit Job Details to update job properties.
    • Click the Diagram & Map tab Diagram & Map to view the job's location on a map and to preview the workflow diagram.
    • Click the Attachments tab Attachments to view and manage job attachments.
    Note:

    If the information on the Details panel appears to be out of date, click the Refresh Panel button Refresh Panel.

Search using a keyword or SQL expression

Complete these steps to search for jobs using a keyword:

  1. Access the Workflow Manager web app.
  2. Click the Work tab.

    The Work page appears.

    Note:

    If you don’t have sufficient privileges, you won’t see the Work tab.

  3. Click Custom Search.

    The Search Jobs text box appears.

  4. Type a keyword or an SQL expression in the Search Jobs text box.
    Tip:

    You can also click the Search Jobs drop-down arrow to view a list of previous custom searches that were performed during the current session.

  5. Press Enter.

    Search results appear on the Work page in the job list.

  6. Optionally, if there's more than one search result, click one of the following filters:
    • All—Displays all open jobs
    • High Priority—Displays open jobs that are high priority
    • New—Displays jobs created in the last 24 hours
    • Overdue—Displays jobs that are past their due date
  7. Optionally, if you have sufficient privileges, click a job and expand the Details panel to view more information about the job and do the following:
    • Click the Edit Job Details button Edit Job Details to update job properties.
    • Click the Diagram & Map tab Diagram & Map to view the job's location on a map and to preview the workflow diagram.
    • Click the Attachments tab Attachments to view and manage job attachments.
    Note:

    If the information on the Details panel appears to be out of date, click the Refresh Panel button Refresh Panel.

Run jobs

The job list on the Work page allows you to interact with jobs and contains the following information:

  • Assignment—The user name or group to which the step is assigned
  • Job—The name of the job
  • Step—The current step or steps for the job
  • Type—The name of the job template on which the job is based
  • Priority—The level of importance assigned to the work to be completed as part of the job
  • Due—The date the step was scheduled to be completed
  • Actions—The available actions for the step

A step that is assigned to you or your group can be run by clicking the Start Step button Start Step on the job. Once the job has started, a Starting icon Starting or Running icon Running may appear on the left of the job.

Learn more about running specific step types in step templates

Note:

If you run a job that is not assigned to you and you don't have permissions to assign the job to yourself, the job can't be run and an Unable to assign step message appears.

Learn more about managing group roles

When a job has been completed or when there are no active steps assigned to you for a job, a message appears on the job and the Dismiss Job Tile button appears. If the job still meets the criteria of your search, for example, an All Jobs search, and there are no active steps assigned to you for the job, the Return To Job and Dismiss Job Tile buttons appear. Click Return To Job to close the job message and return to the job or click Dismiss Job Tile to remove the job from the job list.

Note:

If a job is finished by another person or if a job no longer meets your search criteria, the information on the job is automatically updated in the job list.


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  1. Find jobs
  2. Run jobs