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I need to understand what are Return Parameters


I need to understand what are Return Parameters. Please can somebody explain.

Further, how we can use it to get Output from the running Workflow.





Hi Shariq,

You can specify the required return parameters in a workflow, when you want to see what are the

calculated or selected values for the required parameter. For example, when using resource selection

logic to select an aggregate in a workflow, you can specify aggregate as the return parameter; such

that you can see which aggregate was selected during the planning of the workflow.

Also you can open the following predefined workflows in the Designer to understand how return

parameters are specified:

• Create an NFS Volume in a vFiler

• Create a Qtree CIFS Share in a vFiler

• Create a Clustered ONTAP Volume CIFS Share




Hi Shariq,

Please note that this information is also available at the Workflow Developer's Guide that was released with the 2.1 release.

This is available at: https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMP1307539

under Managing Workflows section.

As mentioned above, return parameters are used to return results of planning or any calculation happening in the workflow planning stage.

>>Further, how we can use it to get Output from the running Workflow.

If there is a specific value to be returned from a command's execution in a workflow as a return parameter, this enhancement will be available in the

upcoming release of WFA. It is currently not possible in 2.1 release.



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