How to Create a Template for Parallel and Sequential Activities
Updated: May 13, 2016
Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 - Service Manager
In System Center 2012 – Service Manager, release record templates for parallel and sequential activities are used to create new activities that contain a collection of predefined activities that should be grouped together to form some kind of process. You can think of parallel and sequential activities as container activities because their primary function is to contain individual activities.
The template author creates a template for a parallel activity by performing the following procedure. Afterward, the same steps are followed to create a template for a sequential activity.
To create a template for a parallel activity
In the Service Manager console, open the Library workspace, and in the Library pane, select Templates.
In the Templates list, select Default Parallel Activity, and then in the Tasks pane under Templates, click Create Template.
In the Create Template dialog box, type a name for the template and a description of what the template applies.
Under Class, click Browse, in the Select a Class box, select Parallel Activity, and then click OK to close the Select a Class box.
Click OK to close the Create Template dialog box, and the New Container Activity Template form appears.
Enter information in the boxes on the General tab, and then click the Activities tab.
You can add, delete, or modify sets of activities to the parallel activity template, including the following actions:
Add activities from the list of existing activity templates.
Add parallel or sequential activities from the list of existing activity templates.
Move activities up and down in the order in which they are completed.
Move activities in the process list.
As you add an activity, the activity form opens. Enter necessary information, and then click OK to save the activity.
When you have added all the activities you want, click OK to save the parallel activity template and close it. The parallel activity template then appears in Templates list.
Repeat this procedure for a sequential activity, replacing instances of “parallel activity” with “sequential activity.”