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Setting workstep properties : Defining properties of Message worksteps
 

Defining properties of Message worksteps

The Message workstep () allows you to use an incoming event or message to initiate a process or a workstep; and to generate an outgoing message with the completion of a workstep or a process. The Message workstep provides a way to synchronize process events and to define actionable events at various stages of the process execution. For information regarding defining messages and channels, see Managing messages and channels.
Note: The Message workstep is only available for Business Processes.
If the Message workstep is used to start the workflow, it indicates that one or more process instances can be directly created through messages and you are not required to go through Business Process Portal to start a process. If the Message workstep is used as a workstep within the workflow, it indicates that it will wait for a message before activating or will generate and send a message when a workstep event (for example, workstep activated or workstep completed) occurs.
Click the Message workstep to view its properties in the Properties view, which contains six tabs.
* Specifying general properties of Message workstep
* Using the Dataslots tab of Message workstep properties
* Using the Messaging tab of Message workstep properties
* Other Message workstep properties