Snapshot steps for applications processes

Use snapshot steps to dynamically work with snapshots as part of your application processes.

To access snapshot steps, select Snapshot in the Tools pane of your application process.

For more application process steps, see Application process steps and Utility steps for application processes.

Create Snapshot step

The Create Snapshot step enables you to create snapshots as part of your application processes.

The following table describes the step's properties.

Property Description
Snapshot Name

Enter a unique name for the new snapshot. The default is ${p:datetime}.

Tip: To avoid step failure from duplicate snapshot names, create a unique name by combining text with the predefined date and time property, for example, Appname-${p:dateTime}-auto.

Description (Optional) Enter the description of the snapshot.
Skip this step for snapshot process requests Select this option to skip the step in processes requested for snapshots. It does not apply to processes requested for component versions.
Hint (Optional) Add a comment to the step. To view the comment, point to the step in the design space.

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Update Snapshot step

The Update Snapshot step enables you to update snapshots as part of your application processes.

The following table describes the step's properties.

Property Description
Snapshot Name Enter the name of the updated snapshot.
Description (Optonal) Enter the description of the snapshot.
Create a new snapshot if one does not exist Select this option to create a new snapshot if a snapshot with the specified name does not exist.
Hint (Optional) Add a comment to the step. To view the comment, point to the step in the design space.

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Add Status to Snapshot step

The Add Status to Snapshot step enables you to add statuses to snapshots as part of your application processes.

The following table describes the step's properties.

Property Description
Status Select the status to be added to the snapshot.
Snapshot Name Select the snapshot to which you want to add the status. Select from the list of application snapshots or one of the following:
  • Snapshot from step name. Add the status to the snapshot created in the Create Snapshot step in the same process.

  • Use request snapshot. Add the status to the snapshot for which you have requested this process.

    Note: If you select the Use request snapshot option, ensure that the snapshot selected for the process request is configured to always use latest version. Otherwise, this step will never be executed when you run the application process request.

Hint (Optional) Add a comment to the step. To view the comment, point to the step in the design space.

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Remove Status from Snapshot step

The Remove Status from Snapshot step enables you to remove statuses from snapshots as part of your application processes.

The following table describes the step's properties.

Property Description
Status Select the status to be removed from the snapshot.
Snapshot Name Select the snapshot from which you want to remove the status. Select from the list of application snapshots or one of the following:
  • Snapshot from step name. Remove the status from the snapshot created the Create Snapshot step in the same process.

  • Use request snapshot. Remove the status from the snapshot for which you have requested this process.

    Note: If you select the Use request snapshot option, ensure that the snapshot selected for the process request is configured to always use latest version. Otherwise, this step will never be executed when you run the application process request.

Hint (Optional) Add a comment to the step. To view the comment, point to the step in the design space.

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