Add and configure Claim Version

The Claim Version step changes the owner of one or more job-specific versions of data to the current user. This allows you to transfer the ownership of data from one user to another during a job. For example, an editor runs the Create Version step to create a job-specific version of data and runs the Open Pro Project Items step to add and edit features. When the editor completes the step, the job is assigned to the quality control (QC) group to be reviewed. When a user in the QC group runs the Claim Version step, the owner of the job-specific version of data is transferred from the editor to the QC user to allow them to make changes to the data.

When the step is run, it changes the owner of the job-specific version of the data to the current user. If a job-specific version of data doesn't exist, an error message appears on the job tile.

Configure the step

To configure the step, do the following:

  1. Create or edit a workflow diagram to access the Step Library panel.
  2. Drag Claim Version from the Step Library panel to a connection arrow of a step on the workflow canvas.

    The Step Details panel appears.

  3. Provide a name for the step in the Step Name text box.
  4. In the Data Sources section, choose one of the following options:
    • All—Choose this option to claim all versions for the data sources configured in the workflow diagram.
    • Select Sources—Choose this option and click Add Source to choose the data sources you want to claim.

      To delete a data source, click the Delete button Delete.

    • Arcade Expression—Choose this option and provide an ArcGIS Arcade expression that returns the item ID of the data source to dynamically determine the data source versions that will be claimed when the step is run.

      Click This input supports Arcade Expressions This input supports Arcade expressions and choose an ArcGIS Arcade expression to add it to its associated text box.

  5. Click the Options tab.
  6. Configure Step Options as necessary.
    • Manual—Run the step manually.
      • Optional—Allow the step to be finished without being run.
    • Automatic—Run the step as soon as it becomes active.

      If your workflow diagram is configured to automatically run a sequence of steps that includes the Evaluate Data Quality or the Run GP Service step, steps that attempt to run after the user token that started the sequence of steps expires will not run automatically. You must have a license for the ArcGIS Workflow Manager Server Advanced role to continue running additional automated steps without manual intervention.

    • Run on a Schedule—Run the step according to a schedule you set.

      Learn more about scheduling options

  7. Optionally, provide help text for the step in the Step Help text box.

    You can also use ArcGIS Arcade expressions to provide a dynamic value for the step help. If the step help contains plain text and Arcade expressions, you'll need to format the text as follows:

    'For further assistance, please contact ' + JobCreator($Job) + '.'

  8. Optionally, click the Style tab to change the shape and color of the step.
  9. Optionally, click the About tab and provide a description for the step in the Step Description text box.

    The About tab also contains the step's ID that can be used with dynamic job properties to obtain a step's output. Click Copy Step ID Copy Step ID to copy the step ID to your clipboard.

Return value

When the step is completed, its return value is stored to indicate the result of the step. The return value can be immediately evaluated using paths to determine the next steps in the workflow. You can also retrieve the return value for completed steps throughout the workflow using ArcGIS Arcade expressions. The following table lists the step's return values:

Return valueDescription


The step completed successfully.


The step failed to complete successfully.

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