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Call activity

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A Call activity identifies a point in the Process where a global Process or a Global Task is used. The Call activity acts as a ‘wrapper’ for the invocation of a global Process or Global Task within the execution. The activation of a call activity results in the transfer of control to the called global Process or Global Task.

ExclusiveWhen it receives a special job from a specific process example, it makes jobs run in order.
Complete asynchronouslyExecutes the completion of the call activity in an exclusive asynchronous job. This is for example useful in combination with parallel multi-instance.
Execution listenersListener of activity. Listeners are created at the start and end of activity.
Called elementReference of a process.
Called element typeSub process type is an attribute that defines whether the sub-process details are embedded within the higher level process or refers (Reference) to another, re-usable process.
Input parametersAn optional input parameter map. Allows the mapping of parameters and variables which are then available in the newly created process.
Output parametersAn optional output parameter map. Allows the mapping of parameters and variables onto the original Case Work Item as the Human task’s Work Item completes.
Inherit variables in sub processInherit parent process variables in the newly created process.
Start the referenced process from the same deploymentChoose true if process that is started is in the same process. Choose false if the newest process definition will always be used.
Fallback to default tenantLook for the definition by key in the default tenant when current tenant search fails.
Process instance nameThe name of process that will be created.
Note: When this field is left blank, the default value is
“ProcessName_call_activity_Date” .
Inherit business keyInherit the business key from the parent process.
Business key expressionBusiness key of the newly created process instance. Can be an expression.
Use local scope for out parametersUse local variable scope for out parameters.
Multi-instance typeDetermines if multiple instances of this activity are created.
Cardinality (Multi-instance)An expression or numeric value (integer) that determines how many instances are created.
Collection (Multi-instance)The number of instances is determined by the elements of a collection. For each element in the collection, a new instance is created.
Element variable (Multi-instance)The variable under which each element is available to the newly created instance.
Completion condition (Multi-instance)An expression that, if it evaluated to true, stops the creation of new instances.
Is a transaction sub processIdentifies whether this sub process is type of transaction.

You can use the Execution listeners as shown in the examples.




Default, creates only one instance:


Creates in parallel:


You can use the Multi-instance type as shown in the examples.

Default, only one instance is created:


Activities are created in parallel. This is a good practice for User tasks activity:


Activities are created sequentially. This is a good practice for Service tasks activity:


You can use the Cardinality (Multi-instance) as shown in the examples.



You can use the Collection (Multi-instance) as shown in the example.


You can use the Element variable (Multi-instance) as shown in the example.


You can use the Completion Condition (Multi-instance) as shown in the example.

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