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Amazon Simple Workflow Service
Developer Guide (API Version 2012-01-25)

Starting a Workflow Execution

You can start a workflow execution from the Amazon Simple Workflow Service console. You are not able to start a workflow execution until you have registered at least one workflow type.

To start a workflow execution using the console

  1. In the Amazon Simple Workflow Service Dashboard, under Quick Links, click Start a New Workflow Execution.

    In the Execution Details dialog box, enter the following information.

    • Domain

    • Workflow Name

    • Workflow Version

    • Workflow ID

    • Task List

    • Maximum Execution Run Time

    • Task Start to Close Timeout

    Fields marked with an asterisk ("*") are required.

    
            Start New Execution : Execution Details

    Click Continue.

  2. In the Additional Options dialog box, specify:

    • A set of Tags to associate with the workflow execution. You can use these tags to query information about your workflow executions.

    • An Input string that is meaningful to the execution. This string is not interpreted by Amazon SWF.

    • A Child Policy.

    
            Start New Execution : Additional Options
  3. In the Review dialog box, review the information that you entered in the previous dialog boxes. If the information is correct, click Start Execution. Otherwise, click Back to change the information.

    
            Start New Execution : Review