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OnCommand Workflow Automation 5.1

What conditional execution is


Conditional execution helps you to design workflows that can execute commands when specified conditions are met.

Execution of commands in a workflow can be dynamic. You can specify a condition for the execution of each command or a row of commands in your workflow. For example, you might want the “Add volume to dataset” command to be executed only when a specific dataset is found and you do not want the workflow to fail if the dataset is not found. In this case, you can enable the “Add volume to dataset” command to search for a specific dataset and if it is not found, you can disable the command in the workflow.

Options for conditional execution of commands are available in the Dictionary object tab and the Advanced tab of the Parameters for commands dialog box.

You can abort a workflow or disable a specific command in the workflow. In addition, you can set a command to be executed using one of the following options:

  • Without any condition

  • When the variables you have specified are found

  • When the variables you have specified are not found

  • When the expression you have specified is true

You can also set a command to wait for a specific time interval.

Conditional execution examples in predefined workflows

You can open the command details of the following predefined workflows in the Designer to understand how conditional execution of commands are used:

  • Create a basic Clustered Data ONTAP Volume

  • Create a Clustered Data ONTAP NFS Volume