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Global Logging Capture

Created: 13 Jun 2012 • Updated: 29 Apr 2014
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Global Logging Capture

Component definition

This component enables global logging or reporting for workflow execution.  As part of that process, it generates process ID entries.  (These are found in the ReportProcess table).Unlike other components, it does not need to have any connections coming into or going out of it.

This component appears on your workflow when the Add Process Component check box is clicked in the Project Global Properties Reporting tab.

The global logging component will create an entry in the report process table with a prefix based on the “Process Prefix” setting of the project, (found in the reporting tab of project settings.  Normally the default is “WF-”.) each time the project is executed.  

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Description of component tabs and their properties

The properties on Configuration tab in the Global Logging Capture component are listed and described in the following table:

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Default Process Result

Defines the Default Exection Result


Record Component Executions

Determines whether the number of executions of this component are recorded or not


Priority Name

Sets a value for the priority variable, if this process is viewed as a part of a process view.


Priority Color

Sets a value for the priority color, if this process is viewed as a part of a process view.


Scheduled Complete Date

Allows for configuration of a  date when the process will be completed.



Allows for permissions to be added to control visibility of the resulting process

The properties on Settings tab in the Global Logging Capture component are listed and described in the following table:

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Component Class Name

The class name of this component. This property is not editable, but useful if you call Symantec support.


The description of this component. This property lets you describe how the component is used. You can use it to provide any wanted documentation for this component.

This description is included in the model reports that are created when you click Plugins > Generate Business Model.


The physical location of the top left point of this component on the workflow model.


The name of this component. You can change the name.

If you changed the component name when you double-clicked it on the workflow model, the changed name appears here.

Override Background Color

This property lets you change the background color of this component.

To Do

This property lets you record what you still need to do with the component. Use this property to help you remember the configuration that you want to apply to this component.

The text that you enter for this property appears at the bottom of the component editor. If you enter text for this property, a checklist symbol appears on the component in the workflow model.

Is Enabled

This property lets you enable or disable the component. By default, components are enabled. When a component is disabled, it has no effect on the Project. Uncheck Is Enabled to disable the component.

  • Execution Outcome

    If a component with more than one outcome path is disabled, you must select which outcome path you want the component to take. Click the Execution Outcome drop-down list and select the outcome path for the workflow to follow.

  • Disabled Mapping

    If the component has output parameters, you must configure all output parameters with fixed data to pass on. This configuration can be performed in the Disabled Mapping option.

The properties on Data Saving tab in the Global Logging Capture component are listed and described in the following table:

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Data Saving Mode


Data Saving Mode options:

  • Project

    Based on the Settings configured in the Data Saving Mode of the Project

  • Sync

  • Async

  • Messaging

Connection information


Component settings


Use cases

This component is required when you require the ability to report the execution of your project.  This occurs by generating an entry in the report process table.  New entries are added each time a project containing this component is executed.

Also, there are several other components that require this component to be present in the project so that other process components will function (such as Set Process State/Status).  However, the component itself does not have to be enabled for the other components to function properly. 

This component should not be considered a replacement for normal and proper error handling.  The default error handling models that are created with new projects should only be modified to meet the specific error reporting requirements of the project.  They should not be removed or replaced.