One of the things we’re so proud of when it comes to Geocortex Workflow 5 is its ability to add so much additional value to your spatial applications. Whether it’s through a Geocortex viewer or Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS®, the technology augments your existing applications and truly re-defines the user experience.
For those looking for a little more of an introductory overview of how this can be done, check out this previous Geocortex Tech Tip that breaks down how to access samples and build your very own workflow.
“Hi, I’m Ryan, I’m a product manager.
Today, we’re going to take a look at getting started with Workflow and accessing our workflow samples. Let’s get started!
When you open the Workflow Designer, you are presented with a blank workflow, and if you know what you’re doing, you can just start dragging and dropping activities onto the design surface to begin assembling your workflow.
Often, when you are first getting started, it is a good idea to take a look at some other workflows that have been built.
We offer a number of samples. If you go into the file menu and then open new, you are presented with a bunch of different templates that we can start from.
The blank workflow is just the empty one, but we have also built a number of samples that represent various patterns and common processes that people go through when to build workflows.
For example, I get to look at a sample that has a form with a drop-down list in it. I can double click or click create, and that’s going to open up that template as a new example, that I can start to modify with or just have a look at. In this case, we’ve got a Display Form activity. This one contains a drop-down list and there’s some values that have been configured into that drop-down list.
So, this gives me an example of how this would work, and if we go back up to the top level, the Display Form activity is followed by an alert that’s just going to present the value that the user chose. If you’re looking to get started and you know you want a form in your workflow and you want to capture some input, here is an example that shows how that’s done from a drop-down list.
We’ve got a number of other examples, many of them that operate on forms. You can see there is lots of samples forms, flavor of activities, and there are some that are just sort of common patterns. There’s one here that we’ve recently added on looping through the features of a feature set.
If we’re to create this one, this particular workflow sample that is performing a query against a layer, querying a particular ArcGIS Server map service with certain work laws to get back some features and then we’ve got for each activity that’s going to loop over those features and present a value based on, in this case the state name of the future US states layer that it is querying.
We have got a number of these samples in here. This is a great place to start when your new to workflow or if you are just looking for some new pattern that you are not quite sure how to implement.
Check out the file new list of workflows to get a list of sample workflow patterns that you can start from!”
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