Ideally we should call 'Utility' type activity in an Utility shape of a flow. However in my application I have observed cases where 'Activity' Type Activity was referred in the utility shape. which is also working fine in production. My question is, why in first hand we have these two type (utility type and activity type) when both can be called same purpose. or is there any specific scenario for these two based on what we call them? Thanks in advance.
An activity is an instance of the Rule-Obj-Activity rule type. An activity is the fundamental sequential processing unit of the Process Commander system.
The shape in a Visio flow diagram, references an activity that updates a work object, but does not require user interaction and input. Your system includes standard activities for utility tasks, and you can create additional ones.
Each utility task references an activity with an Activity Type of Utility from utility shape we can call activity but vise versa not possible.