Manual Task

A task that is performed outside of any process engine or application. For example, a user must make a telephone call.

Attributes: General

Attribute Description
Model ID The unique identifier of the element within the process model.
Name The name of the element displayed in the diagram.
Documentation A description and any additional information about this element.

Attributes: Execution

Attribute Description
Asynchronous When enabled, the activity will be started as an asynchronous job.
Execution listeners Allows you to invoke Java logic after certain events.
Skip expression Defines an expression which is evaluated before executing the task. If it evaluates to true, the task is skipped.
Is for compensation Determines whether the activity can serve as a compensation for another activity.

Attributes: Multi instance

Attribute Description
Multi instance type Determines if multiple instances of this activity are created. There are three choices:
  • None - default, only one instance is created.
  • MI parallel - activities are created in parallel. This is good practice for User Tasks.
  • MI sequential - activities are created sequentially. This is good practice for Service Tasks.
Collection The number of instances is determined by the elements of a collection. For each element in the collection, a new instance is created.
Element variable The variable under which each element is available to the newly created instance.
Element index variable The variable under which the current number of iterations is stored.
Cardinality An expression or numeric value which determines how many instances are created.
Completion condition An expression which, if evaluated to true, stops the creation of new instances.

Attributes: Visual

Attribute Description
Font color The font color.
Font size The font size.
Font style The font style.
Font weight The font weight.
Background color The background color of the element in the diagram.