Task Engine 10.11 | Task Engine Webhelp | webMethods Task Engine User's Guide | Administering Tasks | Administering Task Types | Starting a New Task
Starting a New Task
When a task type developer creates a task type with capability for manual starting, you can start an instance of that task from the Task Configuration window. When a task type is configured for manual starting, you can start that task by clicking The Start icon in the Actions column for that task. If the Start icon is disabled, you cannot start a task instance manually.
*To start a task manually
1. In My webMethods: Navigate > Applications > Administration > Business > Tasks > Task Engine Administration. All of the task types available in My webMethods are displayed in the Task Configuration window.
2. Locate the task type you want to start and click The Start icon in the Actions column for that task type. The Start page opens.
3. Enter the task information you want to apply to this task instance in the New Task panel:
*Name—the name you want to apply to this task instance.
*Description—your description of this task instance.
*Priority—the priority you want to assign to the task instance.
*Custom Task ID—any custom identification you want to apply to the task instance.
4. Click Start Task. A confirmation dialog box appears.
*Click Show Details to view the task ID number, otherwise click OK. The started task is assigned to any users, groups, and roles defined within the task according to its assignment rules, and it appears in the inboxes of all recipients. If the task type contains no assignments, you must assign the task from the Task List Management page.
*Click Open the task to view the task details page for the new task.
You can continue to click Start Task after you first start a task; each time you click Start Task, a new task instance is started using the task information values you have specified. If you do not change the task information before you start any subsequent tasks, each task instance will display the same task information
5. Browse to any other location after you have finished starting tasks.