Version: 0.25

Tasks

A workflow can contain multiple tasks, where each represents a step in the workflow.

name: order-process
tasks:
- id: collect-money
type: payment-service
- id: fetch-items
type: inventory-service
retries: 5
- id: ship-parcel
type: shipment-service
headers:
method: "express"
withInsurance: false

Each task has the following properties:

  • id (required): the unique identifier of the task.
  • type (required): the name to which job workers can subscribe.
  • retries: the amount of times the job is retried in case of failure. (default = 3)
  • headers: a list of metadata in the form of key-value pairs that can be accessed by a worker.

When Zeebe executes a task, it creates a job that is handed to a job worker. The worker can perform the business logic and complete the job eventually to trigger continuation in the workflow.

Related resources:

  • [Introduction to Jobs and Job Workers](/docs/0.25/product-manuals/zeebe/basics/job-workers