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Header Menu Actions

At the top of the Workflow Designer interface, users can find a header menu. This page explains the actions that it allows for.


The initial name of a newly-created workflow is "Empty Workflow". It is visible at the left-end of the header menu bar next to the workflows icon . Instructions on how this name can be changed are provided here. Immediately below this general name for the workflow under consideration, a list of the computational engines employed in the workflow displayed under the label "applications".


The user can add a general description of the workflow's features and applications for reference purposes by clicking on the "information" button towards the right-end of the header menu. A text dialog will open, where the workflow description can be entered in the Markdown scripting language according to the guidelines presented here.

Please click on OK once all required text has been entered and needs to be saved, or Cancel to revert.

Saving the workflow

The workflow under consideration can be saved at any time following the changes made to it. Until this is done the changes are NOT permanently saved so refreshing the page will remove them, for example.

The Save operation can be accomplished via either of two alternative buttons, both located on the right-hand side of the header menu. The user can either click directly on the button labelled with a tick-mark to perform a direct save, and be subsequently re-directed to the workflows collection page, or alternatively the same action can be executed without the redirect via the Save option located under the neighbouring drop-down menu button labelled with three vertical dots.

Inserting Add-ons

The header menu bar of the Workflows Designer interface finally gives the user the possibility to include Add-ons, in the form of an additional subworkflow.

The location of this drop-down menu is highlighted below:

Inserting Add-ons


The user can furthermore add descriptive tags to the workflow under consideration, following the general explanation presented here. In order to add tags, scroll down to find the field labelled "Tags:".

Tags are not part of the Header

Although we included its explanation in this page, the "Tags" section is not part of the header.