e-flow activities can be linked together to separate different elements of a business process.
Often, packaging elements are grouped together into a project in order to keep track of the different packaging elements.
Parent (Project) Activity
The Parent Activity is an Activity template that includes all tasks to be completed that apply to all packaging elements – this is referred to as the Parent Activity or often referred to as the Project.
Child (Project Item) Activity
The Child Activity is an Activity Template that includes all tasks to be completed in a business process that applies to a specific element – such as a Packaging element.
Multiple Child Activities (Packaging Elements) can be linked to One Parent Activity (Project).
When looking in linked activity from a parent task you can see all the associated children and their statuses. Expanding the activities will show the status of each, its running tasks, assignee's and the task’s due date.
You can also use the “+” button, which will expand all activities at once. If you hover over their avatar it will also display the user’s name.
Parent and Child Activity Templates are linked together at the template level by the SUNrise template designer.
Access Tasks from the Linked Activity Tab
If you expand the activity you will see the task that is assigned to you or that role, this will only feature if the task is running. You can click on the task and it will then take you the task for that particular activity.
Navigate to a Linked Activity
The Linked Activity tab of the current Activity you're viewing, allows you to open a linked activity using a hyperlink (thus giving you a quick way to navigate between parent and child activities).
For example, you may have opened the Project (Parent) and you would now like to open one of the packaging elements (children) of that Project.
- Navigate to the linked activities tab, here you will see the linked children (Packaging elements).
- Select the Child you would like the view and this will take you directly to that component.
Adding a new packaging activity
Once a Project (parent activity) has been created and the lines have been added (child activities), further lines/activities can be added to this project using the +New Activity function.
1. Navigate to and open the Parent/Project Activity and then select '+ New Activity'
(Note: you will only be able to add a new activity when the Activity is active)
2. You will now be presented with a form where you have the ability to add as many more activities using the '+ Add more' icon.
Note: With each click of the Add More button a further form instance (activity) is added. Navigation buttons are introduced to allow you to switch between the instances of the new activity form data.
3. Complete the form and select 'complete'.
4. You should now see the children activities appear in linked activity when looking at the parent activity.