Node Number creation
Hi everyone - I have a question about how the Workflow system assigns Node Numbers to steps.
I see that the definition of a Node Number is:
"Number of a workflow definition step, outcome or operator.
All steps, outcomes and operators are given a unique number by the system."
My question is more in depth - how does the system go about assigning these numbers.....simply by numerical order? For instance, I'm working on a workflow, and I create a Send Mail step.....it is assigned a number of 000001. An hour later, my co-worker creates an Activity step in his workflow.....will the system assign 000002? After that, I create a Loop step.....the system assigns it 000003? Is this how it assigns numbers?
Mike Pokraka replied
Task numbers are assingned globally, but node numbers are sequential within a workflow template.
Add a few undefined steps and they should be in sequenece. Some things can create gaps in the numbering so that it may appear a little bit random. e.g. an until loop What's a little bit confusing is that many nodes aren't obvious in the workflow builder (e.g. an outcome is a node, as is a point where two branches join). Also as you go along editing &cutting/pasting, new nodes are created all the time so it's easy to end up with a 15 step workflow and node numbers in the 100's.
If you want to see the details, use the alphanumeric editor. Much more informative.