Activity Reference

The Activity Reference documents each activity offered by Geocortex Workflow. An activity's documentation may include:

In addition, activities have several properties in common. These are documented in Properties Common to all Activities below.

You can open an activity's documentation from Workflow Designer by hovering over the activity's help icon and clicking the More link.

Open the documentation for a particular activity from the Toolbox

Offline Support for Activities

Most Geocortex Workflow activities do not require the device to be connected to a network. This means that you can create workflows that are capable of running when the device is offline.

Some activities will work without a network connection provided you use the Geocortex Mobile App Framework. For example, the activities related to feature editing—Add Features, Update Features, and Delete Features—work when the device is offline provided you use the Geocortex Mobile App Framework with an offline map that includes the feature layer.

However, other activities simply cannot work without a network connection. For example, the Send Web Request activity requires that the device be connected to a network. Similarly, activities that need to connect to a geocoding or geometry service cannot run without a network connection.

To find out if a particular activity requires a network connection, refer to the Offline Support section in the activity's documentation in the Activity Reference.

Properties Common to all Activities

Properties that are Common to all Activities

ID

Optional

The activity's ID, which is used in other activities to access the activity's output. The ID must be unique across the entire workflow and its subworkflows—two activities cannot have the same ID.

You might want to change the ID to shorten it. Shorter IDs make expressions more compact.

When you change an activity's ID, Workflow Designer updates all references to the ID throughout the workflow.

Display Name

Optional

The activity's name in Workflow Designer. The display name appears at the top of the activity on the design surface.

You might want to change the display name to a name that describes what the activity does in the context of your workflow. Descriptive names make workflows easier to understand and maintain.

Description

Optional

A description of what the activity does. The description appears below the activity's display name in Workflow Designer.

Use the description to record what the activity does in the context of your workflow. Descriptions make workflows easier to understand and maintain.

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