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Get started with Workflow Manager

Available with Workflow Manager license.

Complexity: BeginnerData Requirement: Use your own data

Set up a Workflow Manager database

The Workflow Managergeodatabase is created in ArcGIS Pro using the Create Workflow Database geoprocessing tool. Set up the geoprocessing tool to import the quick-start configuration in the repository while creating the new Workflow Managergeodatabase.

For more information, see Create Workflow Database.

Setup prerequisites in 10.x Workflow Manager administrator

The following pre-requisites and workflow steps are configured using the Workflow Manager Administrator application included in the ArcGIS Workflow Manager for Desktop extension. However, once applied, these settings are consumed by ArcGIS Pro.

Add a workflow connection

A workflow connection is a connection to the Workflow Manager enterprise geodatabase and provides access to the jobs within the Workflow Manager repository. A project can have only one workflow connection, and it is added by using the Add Workflow Connection command under the Connections drop-down menu on the Insert tab.

Add Workflow Connection

The following steps describe how you can add a workflow connection to a project.

  1. Start the ArcGIS Pro application.
  2. Create a new blank project or open an existing project.
  3. Click Connections on the Insert tab.
  4. Click Add Workflow Connection.

    The Database Connection dialog box appears.

  5. Browse to the connection file location and select the connection file.
  6. Click Open.

Once the workflow connection is established, it is added to the Catalog pane under Workflows and a workflow view is opened. For more information about the workflow view, see Workflow view.

Create a job

In ArcGIS Pro, a new job is created using the Workflow tab. All the active job templates are available in the Create Job gallery.

Create Job Gallery

A new job is created by creating an instance or a copy of the job template based on the properties of the predefined job template.

  1. On the Workflow tab, in the Create group, click Create Job.
  2. Click the Landbase Updates job template in the gallery.

    A job is created based on the default properties of the job template. The job view opens to display the job information.

Assign a job and change descriptive information

The created job is unassigned, and a job can be executed only if it is assigned to a user.

  1. On the Job tab, click the Assign To Current User button Assign to Current User.

    The job is assigned to the current user.

  2. Click Descriptive Information.

    Descriptive information for the job is displayed.

  3. Click the Data drop-down arrow to display a list of data workspaces configured in the system.
  4. Select a spatial database.

    The parent version is populated.

  5. Click Apply.

Execute Landbase Updates job

A job workflow is executed using the workflow execution tools available on the Job tab and in the context menu available on the workflow image itself. For more information about the job view, see Job view.

  1. In the job view, click Workflow.

    The workflow for the job is displayed.

  2. On the Job tab, in the Workflow group, click the Execute Step button Execute Step.

    Prepare is executed and Check version is the current step.

  3. In the workflow image, right-click the current step and click Execute Step.

    Check version is executed and Create version is the current step.

  4. On the Job tab, in the Workflow group, click the Execute Step button Execute Step.

    Create version is executed and Edit data is the current step.

  5. In the workflow image, right-click the current step and click Execute Step.

    Edit data is executed and the job map is opened in a map view.

  6. Close the map view.
  7. In the workflow image, right-click the current step and click Mark Step Complete.

    Edit data is marked as complete and QC data is the current step.

  8. On the Job tab, in the Workflow group, click the Execute Step button Execute Step.

    QC data is executed and Job map is opened in a map view.

  9. Close the map view.
  10. On the Job tab, in the Workflow group, click the Mark Step Complete button Mark Step Complete.

    QC data is marked as complete and More edits is the current step.

  11. On the Job tab, in the Workflow group, click the Execute Step button Execute Step.

    The Question dialog box appears.

  12. On the Question dialog box, click No.

    The More edits step is marked as complete and Clean up is the current step.

  13. In the workflow image, right-click the current step and click Execute Step.

    Clean up is executed and Notify is the current step.

  14. On the Job tab, in the Workflow group, click the Execute Step button Execute Step.

The job status shows 100% Complete.