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Defining workstep presentation format : Defining workstep presentation : Defining Flow presentations : Using a Flow (private) presentation
Using a Flow (private) presentation
Unlike the Flow presentation type, the Flow (private) presentation type does not require you to publish and install the Web application in order to execute properly in its process template. Additionally, upon subsequent modifications to the input or output dataslots of the workstep in a Process Model with a Flow (private) presentation, the dataslots of the private flow are automatically updated to reflect the input and output changes in the workstep. This results in the automatic dataslot synchronization between Process Models and Flow (private) applications. Removing dataslots from the Process Model does not remove the corresponding dataslots in the Flow (private) application, but is interpreted as disassociating the dataslots in the Process Model from the dataslots in the Flow (private) application.
Important: If an application is used as a Flow (private) application in Process Modeler, then you cannot use it as a stand-alone Web (BPM Workflow) application; similarly, an installed Web (BPM Workflow) application cannot be used as a Flow (private) workstep.
To create a Flow (private) presentation for a workstep:
1. From the General tab of the workstep’s Properties view, click the ellipsis button beside the Presentation box to open the Presentation dialog box.
2. Select the Flow (private) option from the Type drop-down list.
3. Modify, if required, the default name in the Name box. The default name is the name of the current workstep.
Alternatively, you can associate a dataslot with the Flow (private) workstep. To do so:
a. Click the ellipsis button beside the Name box.
b. Select the Use a dataslot option to select the dataslot from the Use a Dataslot dialog box.
c. Click OK to add the dataslot.
4. Click OK to define the presentation format for this workstep.
5. Right-click the workstep and click Open to open a Web application with the same name as the Flow (private) workstep.
The Flow (private) workstep is now confined to the current process template.