A virtual node is a control node that does not generate any data. Generally, it is used as the root node for overall planning of nodes in the workflow.

Create a virtual node task

  1. Create a business flow

    Click Manual Business Flow in the left-side navigation pane, select Create Business Flow.

  2. Create a virtual node. Right-click Data Development, and select Create Data Development Node > Virtual Node.

  3. Set the node type to Virtual Node, enter the node name, select the target folder, and click Submit.

  4. Edit the node code: You do not need to edit the code of a virtual node.
  5. Node scheduling configuration.

    Click the Schedule on the right of the node task editing area to go to the node scheduling configuration page. For more information, see Scheduling configuration.

  6. Submit the node.

    After the configuration is completed, click Save in the upper left corner of the page or press Ctrl+S to submit (and unlock) the node to the development environment.

  7. Publish a node task.

    For more information about the operation, see Release management.

  8. Test in the production environment.

    For more information about the operation, see Manual task.