Introduction to workflows

LiveCompare retrieval, comparison and analysis tasks are performed by executing workflows. Each workflow is defined by a flowchart, or workflow diagram, which defines the sequence of operations to be performed. Workflows are stored in the Workflows folder in a workspace. When a workflow is selected in the LiveCompare hierarchy, its workflow diagram is displayed in the Details pane.

Workflow diagrams contain the following main types of components:


Parameter objects define data that is to be used by a workflow. For example, an RFC Destination parameter specifies an RFC Destination from which to extract data.

Parameter node.


Action objects define tasks that the workflow will perform. For example, the Compare Objects action compares a list of objects on two SAP systems.

Action node.


Dataset objects store the results of retrieval or comparison operations. For example, a Table dataset may be used to store the rows extracted from an SAP table.

Dataset node.

LiveCompare workflows may be created from scratch by choosing ‘New Workflow’ from the Workflows folder in the LiveCompare hierarchy. Alternatively they may be created by importing workflow templates into a workspace.

Create workflows

Import workflow templates

Export workflows to XML files

Export workflows to ZIP files

Edit workflows

Execute workflows

View workflow results

Workflow components