Linkage and Iterations

You can configure a component or flow to run a certain number of times during a single run, using different data values for the component’s or flow’s parameters. Each time the component or flow runs is called an iteration. For details on iterations, see Define iterations for components, flows, and groups.

Iterations of a source can result in multiple parameter output values. In these cases, the value provided by each iteration is passed as input to the corresponding iteration of the target.

Linking can occur successfully only when ALM can determine the target iteration for each source iteration. One of the following conditions must exist:

Note: When a source or target is a member of a group, the number of iterations is that of the group.

If the component iterations are not represented by a “1–to–n” or “n–to–n” relationship, a warning message is displayed.