Process Explorer - Variant Selector

The Variant Selector allows for the selection of 1 or more variants to be displayed in the Process Diagram.   The default number of variants selected is 8.   The default fields shown are;




A unique indicator for Variants, order by tasks desc i.e. Variant #1 has the most amount of tasks


The # of tasks in a variant

Avg Duration

The average duration of tasks in a variant, based on the timestamp of the first activity defined and the last activity (calendar time)

Std Deviation

The standard deviation of the duration of tasks in a variant (calendar time).  This can be used to detect unstable variants i.e. variants where some tasks take very little time, and others take an extended amount of time to resolve/close


Indicates if the variant contains one or more loops i.e. a step that goes back to an activity that had previously occurred


Indicates if the variant has one of more non-compliant steps


Indicates if a variant has one of more steps that occurred twice


The following are capabilities of the variant selector

Variant Selection

To select variants to display in the Process Diagram, use the standard windows functionality for multi-select within the grid. i.e. click, shift, click for a range of variants, ctrl, click, click, etc for selected variants



Variant Graph

The Variant Graph will update with the variants selected in the Variant Selection grid.   Clicking a variant in the graph will activate the ‘Variant Select Action’ option currently selected;  Animate highlight the selected variant, Lifecycle to dynamically highlight the selected variant, and Isolate to remove all variants other than the selected variants.    To turn off the selected ‘Variant Select Action’, re-click the selected Variant  in the graph.  The colours used for animation and lifecycle display can be set in the Settings pane





Variant Filter

The Filter options can be used to only view variants that contain Loops, are Compliant or contact Duplictes.  Note that these are indeterminate check-boxes.  i.e. if Filter-Loops us unchecked, only variants that do not contain loops will display, if it is checked only variants containing loops will display, if it is neutral  (default), no filter will apply

Variant Highlight

Checking the highlights options will highlight loops with the respective attributes.   The colours used to highlight can be set in the Settings pane