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    What is a workflow and how can I create one?

    A Workflow is a set of steps and transitions arranged according to a certain execution logic. Activating a step triggers associated actions. The transition from one step to the other depends on the logical conditions to be satisfied.
    In other words, a workflow is a dynamic process whose current active stage is known. Its execution status evolves over time according to the responses of different actors (users or machines). A workflow can be instantiated simultaneously by different sources, each source having one and only one separate instance related to that workflow. However, the same workflow instance can be displayed and controlled on multiple client screens, each with its own visual configuration.
    The exact graphical representation of the workflow execution status and the possible manual actions depend on the configured user role and user interface zone.

    The following points show the higher-level steps of creating a workflow (without getting into the details of parametrization of the activities and links). Please refer to section 10.10.2 (Creating a workflow) of the User’s manual guide for a detailed configuration of a practical workflow.
    1. Click on the "Workflow Manager" button from the "Tools" tab on the top ribbon bar of Andon Studio™ Manager window.
    2. From the toolbar of the list of workflows (at the right pane of the window), click on the "Add" button (+).
    3. Fill the workflow identification properties.
    4. (Optional) Add an image to the workflow from the "Images" section by clicking on the "Add" button (+) and selecting an image.
    5. Go to the "Designer" section to access the workflow library and the editor.
    6. Drag and drop the activities you desire, then a "Final state" activity.
    Please note that some activities are only available for the transitions.
    1. Set the parameters of each activity.
    2. Link the activities together by selecting the source activity, and using the handle that appears to connect it to the destination activity.
    3. In the "Transition(s)" section, click on the "T1" link and configure it, then configure the rest of the links.
    4. In the "Status" section of the workflow properties, click on the "Validate" button to validate your workflow.
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