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0001 .. meta:: 0002 :description: digiKam Batch Queue Manager Workflow 0003 :keywords: digiKam, documentation, user manual, photo management, open source, free, learn, easy, batch, queue, manager, tools, workflow 0004 0005 .. metadata-placeholder 0006 0007 :authors: - digiKam Team 0008 0009 :license: see Credits and License page for details (https://docs.digikam.org/en/credits_license.html) 0010 0011 .. _bqm_workflow: 0012 0013 Workflow 0014 ======== 0015 0016 .. contents:: 0017 0018 On the bottom right, the Batch Queue Manager has a tab named **Workflow** which is empty by default. This view is a list where user can store the preferred set of tools to assign to queues. This list is saved and restored between sessions and can be re-used as well. 0019 0020 A workflow store: 0021 0022 - The order of tools to run over a queue from the **Assigned Tools** view. 0023 - For each tools, all settings customized in **Tools Settings** view. 0024 - All settings from the **Queue Settings** view. 0025 0026 This allows to reproduce easily the items batch processing adjusted for your use cases. A workflow has tree properties to be identified in the **Workflow** tab: 0027 0028 - A **Title** as text to name the workflow. 0029 - A **Description** as text to give details about a workflow. 0030 - The amount of tools registered. 0031 0032 All this information is stored in an XML file hosted in your home directory. 0033 0034 .. figure:: images/bqm_workflow_view.webp 0035 :alt: 0036 :align: center 0037 0038 The Batch Queue Manager Workflow Stores all Settings to Apply on a Queue 0039 0040 To create a new Workflow, select your tools from **Base Tools** tab and drag and drop items to **Assigned Tools** list to create your sequence. When all is done, right click with mouse over the list to show the pop-up menu and select the **Create Workflow** option. A dialog will appears to fill the workflow **Title** and **Description** properties. Press **OK** to append the new item on the **Workflow** tab. 0041 0042 .. figure:: images/bqm_workflow_create_dialog.webp 0043 :alt: 0044 :align: center 0045 0046 The Batch Queue Manager Workflow Create Dialog 0047 0048 Later, with a new Queue, if you want to apply a workflow with your precious tools/settings, just double click over an item from **Workflow** tab, or drag and drop the item from **Workflow** tab to **Assigned Tools**. The Workflow will be assigned to the current Queue and will be ready to run. 0049 0050 To manage a workflow entry, right-click with mouse over an entry from the **Workflow** tab to enable the context menu. This allows to edit a workflow properties or to delete it. 0051 0052 .. figure:: images/bqm_workflow_context_menu.webp 0053 :alt: 0054 :align: center 0055 0056 The Batch Queue Manager Workflow Context Menu