Run Component workflow
Use the Run Component workflow actionA tool for building the processes, logic, and direction within workflows. to call a Component workflows, that is designed for a common task or sub-process.
For example, many HR processes may involve the task of looking up IDs for employees. In this case, you can set up a child Component workflow for ID lookup and call that child workflow from each relevant HR workflow using this action.
Note: To learn more about Component workflows, complete the Nintex for Office 365 - Extensibility course on Nintex University.
Configure the Run Component Workflow action
In the designer:
- Click the Integration action group in the action toolbox.
Drag the Run Component Workflow action to the point where you want to run the Component workflow.
Open the Action configuration window. For steps on how to open the Action configuration window, see Action configuration window.
- Select the Component workflow you want to run.
- Click Save.
Type the action name or function in the Search field at the top of the action toolbox.
For more information on the fields and buttons, see Run Component workflow action fields, buttons and settings.
The component workflow that the Run component workflow actions calls. All Component workflows across the tenant are available for selection.
|Wait for Component workflow to complete before continuing||
When selected, The current (parent) workflow pauses until the selected Component workflow is completed. You can select this option if you want to reference outputs of the selected component workflow later in the current (parent) workflow.
|Run both workflows concurrently||
When selected, the current (parent) workflow continues running after starting the selected Component workflow. This option is useful when the calling workflow does not depend on the completion of the Component workflow to continue.
Variable values to pass to the selected component workflow. The input variables are created in the component workflow and is shown here to enter values for the variables.
Variables the Component workflow passes to the parent workflow after the Component workflow runs.
Wait for Component workflow to complete before continuing option must be selected to pass outputs to the Component workflow.