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SAP Data Services 4.x Cookbook by Ivan Shomnikov

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Nesting workflows to control the execution order

In this recipe, we will see how workflow objects are executed in the nested structure.

Getting ready

We will not create dataflow objects in this recipe, so to prepare an environment, just create an empty job object.

How to do it

We will create a nested structure of a few workflow objects, each of which, when executed, will run the script. It will display the current workflow name and the full path to the root job context. Follow these steps:

  1. In the job workspace, create a new workflow object, WF_root, and open it.
  2. In the Variables and Parameters window, when in the WF_root context, create one local variable $l_wf_name and one input parameter $p_wf_parent_name, both of the varchar(255) data type.
  3. Also, ...

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