Add and configure Set Job Version

The Set Job Version step allows you to set an existing branch version as the job's current version. When the step is run, the job version is overwritten with the specified version. If the specified version does not exist or the user running the step does not have access to the version, the step fails and an error message appears on the job tile.

When you enable Workflow Administered for the step, Workflow Manager administers the branch version, and the Claim Version and Cleanup steps can be used to alter or delete the version.

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 Set Job 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 Source section, choose an option:
    • Select Source—Click the Select Source drop-down arrow and choose the data source with the version you want to set.
    • Arcade Expression—Provide an ArcGIS Arcade expression that returns the item ID of the data source with the version you want to set.

      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.


    Only one data source can be used for this step. If you need to set the job version for more than one data source, configure additional Set Job Version steps in the workflow diagram.

  5. In the Version section, choose an option:
    • Version GUID—Provide the GUID of the branch version that you want to use. This is the recommended method, as it provides improved performance.
    • Version Name—Provide the fully qualified version name of the branch version you want to use, for example, WORKFLOWUSER.JOB_44.
  6. Optionally, check the Workflow Administered check box to enable Workflow Manager to administer the branch version.

    This also enables the Claim Version and Cleanup steps so you can alter or delete the version.

  7. Click the Options tab.
  8. 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 more automated steps without manual intervention.

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

      Learn more about scheduling options

  9. 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 must format the text as follows:

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

  10. Optionally, click the Style tab to change the shape and color of the step.
  11. 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.

Output value

When the step is completed, its output value is stored and can be used to determine the path the workflow follows or can be used as inputs for other steps throughout the workflow. The following table lists the step's output values:



An array of the set version is returned.


An array of the data source URL for which versions were successfully set is returned.