Workflow Terminology for SharePoint 2013

In this tutorial, we will go through various terminologies related to workflow in SharePoint 2013.


Steps :

Workflow steps define the logical order in which various processes should happen. Each workflow step can include conditions and actions. It’s recommended to arrange steps in the suitable order in which you want the process to take place.


Conditions and Actions :

You can consider conditions as rules. As per the set conditions, specific actions take place. In a workflow, conditions are not a highly essential component.


Loops :

Loops allow running the workflow according to a specific set of conditions and/or specific actions repeatedly.


You can do any of the following with loops –

  • Add a loop and then set it to automatically run fixed number of times
  • Set up a loop so that it runs repeatedly while some condition exists.


Stages :

Stages are placed suitably in a workflow. When you use the “Go to a stage” action at the transition stage at each stage’s end, you set the workflow to navigate to one of the other workflow stages.

The action “Go to a stage” allows jumping from one specific spot (stage) in the existing workflow to another which can happen either forward or backward.

Hopefully, this tutorial helps you understand the workflow terminologies easily.


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