Exercise 2: Complete the workflow definition

To complete the workflow definition, edit the overlay activity. Then save and test the workflow.

NoteThis exercise uses the workflow you modified in Exercise 1: Edit a workflow.

To complete the workflow definition

  1. If the workflow you started in Exercise 1: Edit a workflow is not still open, open it.
  2. In the Workflow Designer, double-click the Perform An Overlay On Two GIS Layers activity.

    Set parameters for the overlay activity.

  3. Specify the layers for the overlay operation.
    • In the Perform An Overlay Analysis window, select Layers.
  4. Specify the Source Layer.
    • Click next to Source Layer.
    • Expand Create Layer under Connect To FLOODZONE.SDF.
    • Click Layer Name.
  5. Specify the Overlay Layer.
    • Click next to Overlay Layer.
    • Expand Create Layer under Connect To E-ZONE.SDF.
    • Click Layer Name.
  6. Set the overlay operation parameters.
    • For Output File, enter a location and filename for the overlay result file.
    • For Overlay Type, select Intersect.
    • Click Show Optional Parameters.

      Scroll down to see all the optional parameters. Change the Display Name.

      You can experiment with changing other parameters. For a complete description of the available parameters, see Workflow Activity Input dialog boxes.

    • Click OK.
  7. Save the workflow with a new name.

    Use Save As instead of Save so you do not overwrite the predefined Overlay workflow.

    • Enter a location and a name for the workflow.
    • Click Save.
  8. Leave the Workflow Designer open.

To continue this tutorial, go to Exercise 3: Run the workflow.