Available with Workflow Manager license.
Connect to 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 using the Add Workflow Connection option on the Connections drop-down list on the Insert tab. Once the workflow connection is established in the project, workflow views and the ribbon are enabled, and the workflow connection is available in Catalog pane. The Add Workflow Connection command on the Connections menu on the Insert tab is unavailable once the workflow connection has been added in the project.
If the database being added does not contain the Workflow Manager schema, the schema can be created when the connection is added using the Create Workflow Database tool. The Create Workflow Database tool is opened when Yes is clicked in the message displayed. If No is clicked, the database connection is added under Workflows in the Catalog pane, but the Workflow Manager functionality will not be available with the database.
If the database being added is from an earlier version and has an outdated schema, the schema can be upgraded when the connection is added using the Upgrade Workflow Database tool. The Upgrade Workflow Database tool is opened when Yes is clicked in the message displayed. If No is clicked, the database connection is added under Workflows in the Catalog pane, but the Workflow Manager functionality will not be available with the database.
The following steps describe how you can connect to a workflow connection in a project.
- Start the ArcGIS Pro application.
- Create a new blank project or open an existing project.
- Click Insert > Connections > Add Workflow Connection.
The Database Connection dialog box appears.
- Specify the Workflow Manager database connection information.
- Click OK.
- If the requested database does not contain the required Workflow Manager schema or schema is outdated, click Yes to create or upgrade the database in the message displayed.
The Create Workflow Database or Upgrade Workflow Database tool appears with a connection file for the database specified.
- Specify other parameters and click Run to create or upgrade the database.
- Once the database is created or upgraded, the workflow connection is added to the project.
Share a workflow connection
When a project is shared as a project package (.ppkx), the workflow connection in the project is packaged along with the jobs that are part of the project. The recipient of the package can unpack it and start using the Workflow Manager capabilities of ArcGIS Pro.
Once the workflow connection is established, it is added to the Catalog pane under Workflows, and a workflow view is opened.