(WAL) – Workflow Example – Employee ID Generator


In this Workflow Example we will demonstrate how to use the MIM WAL to build a Workflow that can be used to generate an Employee ID for a newly created user within the FIM Portal. This Workflow uses the following “WAL” Workflow Activities.

Prerequisites for this Posting

  1. read The MIMWAL (Custom Workflow Activity Library)
  2. Create a New Resource called Employee, you can use the following post for guidance
    1. Schema Management – Creating a New Resource
  • Update Resource Activity
  • Generate Unique Value Activity
  • In the FIM Portal navigate to the Workflows Page
  • Click on New
    • Enter the name for your Workflow (I start all my workflows with an “_” which makes it easy to identify all non custom workflows.
    • Select Action

  • Click on Next
  • Select WAL: Update Resources

    • Click on Select
  • Configure the 1st Workflow Activity
    • Type in the name for the Activity that will be used as part of the Workflow
    • Select Advanced Features
    • Select Query Resources
    • In the Queries section add the following
      • Key
        • Employee
      • XPath Filter
        • /Employee
    • For Request Actor select Service Account
    • In the Updates Section type the following
      • Value Expression
        • First([//Queries/Employee])
      • Target
        • [//WorkflowData/Employee]

    • Select Save
  • Click on Add Activity
  • For the 2nd Activity select WAL: Generate Unique Value
    • Click on Select

  • Configure 2nd Workflow Activity
    • Type in the name for the Activity that will be used as part of the Workflow
    • Target for Generated Value type
      • [//WorkflowData/EmployeeID]
    • Conflict Filter
      • /Person[EmployeeID='[//Value]’]
    • Query LDAP for Conflicts
      • “False”
    • Uniquness Key Seed
      • 1
    • Value Expression
      • Add(ConvertToNumber([//WorkflowData/Employee/EmployeeID]),ConvertToNumber([//UniquenessKey]))

    • Select Save
  • Click on Add Activity
  • Select WAL: Update Resources
  • For the 3rd Activity select WAL: Update Resources
    • Click on Select

  • Configure 3rd Workflow Activity
    • Type in the name for the Activity that will be used as part of the Workflow
    • Updates
      • Value Expression
        • [//WorkflowData/EmployeeID]
      • Target
        • [//Target/EmployeeID]
      • Value Expression
        • [//WorkflowData/EmployeeID]
      • Target
        • [//WorkflowData/Employee/EmployeeID]

  • Click on Save
  • Click on Finish

 

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