Changing the workflow for a job

You can change the workflow for one or more jobs. For example, you can change the workflow when you want to process the job through an extra step.
You cannot change the workflow on the job property notebook. You must use the Process Again action.

  • The name of the job can change when the new workflow is applied.

To change the workflow for a job:

  1. In the Jobs table, right-click the job or jobs you want to change the workflow for and select Process Again.
  2. To change the job to a workflow that has already processed the job:
    1. Click Select which workflow contains the step you want to back up to.
    2. Select a workflow from the list.
    3. From the list of phases and steps in the selected workflow, select the phase and step to send the job back to.

      • Some steps are not shown in the list because a job cannot be restarted at that point.
      • If a parent job has child jobs in the system and you try to restart it at or before the last step that created those child jobs, reprocessing fails. If you want to restart at an earlier step, delete the child jobs.
  3. To change the job to a workflow that has not already processed the job:
    1. Click Select a different workflow.

      • If you select more than one job or have edited the workflow while the selected job was being processed, Select a different workflow is the only option available.
      • You cannot reprocess a parent job using a different workflow when it has any child jobs in the system. If you want to use a different workflow, delete the child jobs.
    2. In the Workflow property, select the workflow that you want to use.
    The job returns to the Receive phase.
  4. In the Jobs table, right-click the job or jobs you want to change the workflow for and select Process Again:
    • To restart processing of one or more jobs at a step in the current workflow:
      1. Select Current workflow.
      2. From the list of phases and steps, select the phase and step to send the job back to.

      • Some steps are not shown in the list because a job cannot be restarted at that point.
      • If a parent job has child jobs in the system and you try to restart it at or before the last step that created those child jobs, reprocessing fails. If you want to restart at an earlier step, delete the child jobs.
      • The Current workflow option is not available in these situations:
        • The workflow was edited while the job was being processed.
        • The job was sent to a step with a restart type of Delete.
        • The jobs are not in the same workflow.
        You must select a workflow from the list.
    • To restart processing of multiple jobs at the first step of their current workflows, select Current workflow.
    • To change one or more jobs to a different workflow:
      1. Click Different workflow.
      2. In the Workflow property, select the workflow that you want to use.

      • You cannot reprocess a parent job using a different workflow when it has any child jobs in the system. If you want to use a different workflow, delete the child jobs.
      The job returns to the Receive phase.
  5. Click OK.
 
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