- Cloning is the act of creating a new workflow definition by copying an existing workflow definition.
- Cloning can save considerable time if the new workflow definition will share common characterstics with its clone source.
- Once created a clone is a completely separate editable entity from its source
- Like a brand new definition, a cloned workflow definition is initially created in an inactive state.
- Clones can be created from exisiting workflow definitions or from global readonly templates.
- A clone of an exisiting workflow will copy its draft edits if they exist, otherwise. its published diagram
- The cloned diagram becomes the draft of the new workflow definition
The Clone Command
Here we describe the clone command for an existing workflow definition; the process for cloning a template is very similar and is described in Workflow Templates
To clone a workflow definition, locate its entry on the "Active" or "Inactive" tab and click the pop up menu at its right hand end
Select the "Clone" option from the resulting popup menu
An input modal dialog appears, confirming the operation and source workflow name :
After entering a name for the new workflow, click "Ok"
The modal dialog disappears and the tool switches to the Inactive tab to reveal the new cloned workflow at the bottom of the list.
The tool has automatically switched to the Inactive tab
The new cloned workflow definition has been added to the bottom of the "Inactive" list
The new definition has automatically been locked for its creator (Simon Pledger) to edit
The definition has a draft workflow diagram containing a copy of the diagram from the clone source
The draft has not yet been published