Setting the General Properties of a Workflow Activity

You can update the general properties of an activity, for example, you can change the activity name you see in the Workflow design area.


  1. From the workflow design area, right-click the activity, and then click Properties.

    The activity property dialog box appears.

  2. Optional: In the Value column for the Display Name property, enter a name that represents the task the activity will perform.
  3. Optional: In the Value column for the Description property, enter the purpose of the activity.
  4. To restart the activity if the activity fails during the workflow execution, set the following properties:
    • In the Value column for the Maximum restarts property, enter the maximum number of restarts. Enter 0 if you do not want the activity to restart.
    • In the Value column for the Restart Interval (minutes) property, enter the interval (in minutes) between restarts.
    • To proceed to the next activity after the activity reaches the maximum number of restarts, in the Value column for the Continue after max restarts property, select true.

      This is useful if you have conditional transitions in your Workflow, for example, you send a failure email (see Setting Conditional Transitions for more information).

      If you want the Workflow to fail immediately, leave this property as false.

  5. To time out the activity, in the Value column for the Timeout (minutes) property, enter the maximum time in minutes that the activity should take to finish.

    When an activity is timed out, it is marked with the failed status.

  6. To prevent the activity from creating an attempt, in the Value column for the Skip creating attempt property, select true.

    Do this if you do not need detailed tracking information for the activity. If an activity attempt is not skipped, it is displayed on the Attempts tab of the Admin Job History Details dialog box. For information on viewing the Admin Job History dialog box, see Admin Job History.

  7. Click OK.

Last modified: 11/25/2019 9:52:23 PM