Create application tasks

This topic explains how to create application tasks that enable you to interrupt application processes until manual intervention is performed.

For details on how to add a manual task step in an application process, see Utility steps for application processes.

About application tasks

Application tasks pause application processes and require a specific action from the assigned user or users to resume the process. Deployment Automation suspends task-interrupted processes until the targeted user responds.

Typically, manual application tasks are removed after the process has been tested or automated.

Like approvals, triggered application tasks notify assigned users. Notifications are associated with environment- or application-defined user roles. Unlike approvals, application tasks can be incorporated into an application process.

The notified person can indicate that the task is complete by approving the step from the request's log in Approval Requests. For details, see Approve requests.

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Create application tasks

You create application tasks on the application's page.

To create an application task:

  1. Navigate to Management > Applications > [select application] > Tasks.

  2. Click Create. The Create Task Definition dialog box opens.
  3. In the Name field, enter the name of the task.
  4. (Optional) Enter additional information to describe the task.
  5. From the Template Name list, select a template.

    This option maps individual tasks to the notification scheme used by the application. For details, see Create notification templates.

    If you don't specify a scheme, Deployment Automation uses the default task notification template TaskCreated.

  6. Click Save.

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