KB-1905 Searching by the process model ID in Appian Designer does not return the expected process model

Symptom

Using the "UUID or ID" search option in Appian Designer with a process model ID does not return the process model associated with this ID.

Cause

This is a known issue with the object search functionality and has been reported to the Appian Product Team as AN-115868.

Workaround

Option 1

Identify the process model by ID using the customizable process report.

  1. Navigate to the process monitoring tab at /suite/design/processes
  2. Open the customizable report at the bottom left of the page.
  3. Add a new column for process model ID:
    1. In the Columns drop down, choose Add or Edit Columns.
    2. In the Data tab, choose New Data.
    3. Create a custom definition defined as =pm!id (Found under Process Model Properties in the Expression Editor).
  4. Name and save the new column.
  5. Use the report search functionality to identify the process model.

Option 2

Search for the process model by its UUID or name instead.

Affected Versions

This article applies to Appian 18.1 and later.

Last Reviewed: February 2020

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