Workflow tasks are accessible when a workflow has been put into a run time state. When a workflow is running, the task information is available to the computers and operators assigned to that task or task step, as well as to administrators.

Tasks can be broken down into multiple task steps by defining subprocesses that contain specific information on how a task should be completed. If a workflow is set as a continuous workflow, then each running loop finishes the post process and starts a completely new running workflow within the Task List.

When a workflow is created, enabled, and saved, it is available to be executed. Part of creating a workflow includes determining operator tasks, such as deciding task priorities, writing work instructions, linking required documents, assigning personnel and equipment, configuring conditional events, and setting task expiration. These tasks are defined in the Workflow Editor.

Task step information is displayed in the Task List in General Operating Environment or in Task Management for Adininistrators while a task is being processed. Users, such as operators or administrators, can see all tasks that need to be performed for a running workflow. In the Task List, an operator can filter the tasks or task steps to include only his own, or he can view all tasks and task steps assigned to him. Higher level users, such as administrators, can view this same information in Task Management.
Tip: The Workflow Task List can be integrated into other GE HMI applications. For more information, see Task Controls in GE HMIs.