Adding elements to a workflow

Elements are the building blocks of workflows. They are used to define the inputs, the outputs, all the analysis steps to be done, and can be used to control the way data flows through the workflow. Workflow elements are defined in detail in Workflow elements. Here we focus on adding them and connecting them to each other within a workflow.

To add elements to a workflow:

Once added, workflow elements can be moved around on the canvas using the 4 arrows icon (Image movecursor) that appears when hovering on an element.

Workflow elements can be removed by selecting them and pressed the delete key, or by right-clicking on the element name and choosing Remove from the context specific menu, as shown in figure 12.6.

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Figure 12.6: Right clicking on an element name brings up a context specific menu that includes options for renaming or removing elements.