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Workflow is a module that allows the definition of business processes which can be applied to content. For example: approval of content before publishing. Process definitions are defined in Visio. Some process tasks may be automated with VBScript in Tridion 2011 or less and in C# in Tridion 2013.

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How to update a workflow definition with active process instances

To my knowledge it is currently (in SDL Tridion 2011) not possible to update a workflow definition while it still has active process instances. Isn't this a big problem for many organizations? How do ...
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Workflow Process Histories

In the database, there is a table WFL_PROCESS_HISTORIES - Does the part of the Purge Tool to clear the workflow process histories simply clear down this table, or are other changes made to the ...
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Tridion 2011 Workflow thread life

We are implementing a workflow in 2011 SP1 that has email generation and some activities that require the system to wait. Example: User changes content and moved for approval. We send an email to the ...
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Parallel workflows in Tridion 2013

We have requirement to have workflow item to be approved by two departments in an organization before it reaches to final approval. Is it possible to implement the parallel workflows, if yes then how ...
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Finding the user that started workflow

Is there a way of finding out which user kicked off workflow? I would like an automatic decision at the start that if it's an admin user that has started the workflow that they can bypass the various ...
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How to get the metadata of a page(minor version) in Tridion for Context Menu Item?

Workflow is enabled in the system. There is a context menu button added to the editor which makes use of Page metadata. The Event System will update the current page path in the page metadata on when ...
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Workflow: How do you control the order of options/activities in a manual decision activity? (SDL Tridion 2011 SP1)

I am currently implementing workflow in our SDL Tridion 2011 SP1 instance. Using Visio to design the workflow process, we have a manual decision at one point that can branch off into several automated ...
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Mixing Workflow with Experience Manager (Session Preview)

Has anybody worked together with the Session Preview of Experience Manager and workflow? I think there is a problem of saving automatically the modified components in the experience manager whenever ...
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Can Workflow & Safeguard be combined?

I'm looking to add a step in Workflow which validates the Page, ideally using Safeguard. Obviously a previous step will have to be to publish the Page, as the checks are performed against rendered ...
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How to select a check box by default for existing pages when modifying the metadata schema used by those page?

Workflow is enabled in the system. All pages in the system are associated with the metadata schema. Adding a new check box field to the metadata schema with a default value results in auto selection ...
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How to configure a Bundle for workflow?

I missed a step in setting up Bundle Workflow and wanted to clarify a point I missed. Setup: Created Workflow Process definition in Visio and save to my schemas publication Created Bundle Schema, ...
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Unable to delete old workflow process

We are using Web 8.5 and we are trying to delete an old Workflow Process but the Bundle attached to the Process has been removed from the Workflow Instance and deleted. This is now causing the ...
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Getting ApprovalStatus information from ActivityInstance

I am relatively new to SDL Tridion and working on the SDL Tridion 2011 two step workflow process. I want to get the ApprovalStatus information in the Event System when the Workflow Activity is ...
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Workflow - Editing content outside of an active Workflow Bundle

I've a question on what the expected behavior would be this scenario: Scenario: Content updated in WFBundle and then updated outside of WFBundle. No minimum approval status set on STAGE Minimum ...
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Task Event using Tridion 2013

Is it possible to write an event handler for the finish event of a Task in 2013. Is it possible to catch the Committed Event of a Task in 2013? I see there is a WorkflowEventArgs, but I am having a ...
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Tridion 2013 Bundle publish minor reserved state items

The publisher isn't able to resolve a reserved minor version component. The component meets the approval status and includeworkflow is marked true. I expect it to publish with a dynamic ct. The same ...
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Using a known WorkItem ID, how does one get the workflow version of the item (component) in TOM.NET?

Given a WorkItem ID (e.g. "tcm:x-y-131200"), what is the proper way to get the workflow version of the item (component) in TOM.NET framework? The following does not seem to return the workflow ...
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When performing an upgrade, is it a problem if there are active workflow process items?

I think in general the answer to this is No, however I do remember that there were some significant changes to Workflow between versions 5.2 and 5.3 (and the upgrade in question is from 5.2) which ...
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Workflow Automatic activity doesn't finish after resume

We have a automatic activity in our workflow which we set to suspended(when we send the bundle items for translation), Once we get back the translation, we resume the activity. The activity status ...
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Old workflow items set to “Unapproved”

Within an upgraded environment from 2009 to 2013sp1, there are components that have an approval status "Live", the schema, that these components are based on was associated with a workflow process in ...
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Workflow Permissions Block Getting Message

Our users do not have "Workflow Management” rights. We do not want them to be able to cancel or force finish Workflow jobs. We are facing a problem (exception) when the user opens the jobs and tries ...
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Minor Version not Published in XPM

When I make a change in XPM, to a Workflow enabled item, I would expect the edited (minor version to be republished) However, I see that only the last major version seems to be automatically ...
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Accessing Translation Manager Exception content through the API

We have a requirement to capture, in workflow, any Translation errors and provide the appropriate redirection of workflow control and/or notifications. The problem is that the public API for ...
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Changing the Workflow in Event system

I have a requirement where i need to change the workflow for emergency creation/updating. Suppose i have a workflow X associated with creation/updating of a specific type of component. Workflow X has ...
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How to get Previous Performer for Workflow activity?

I am trying to get the performer of the previous activity in Tridion workflow using the Core Service. I cannot figure out how to get the ActivityData of the previous activity from the ...
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How to “Finish Process” programmatically (and rollback current item in workflow)?

In Tridion 2011 SP1 HR1, I'm using the Core Service ForceFinishProcess method to try accomplish what the CME is doing with 'Finish Process' menu/toolbar item. The result of the Core Service ...
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Tridion + TMS: do these work together?

I have a large enterprise client that has both Tridion and TMS. Their preferred workflow baffles me--but maybe I'm not aware of Tridion/TMS limitations. Here's the scoop: the client currently ...
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What is the version of experience manager and workflow in Tridion 2013 SP1

We can see different modules/products of SDL Tridion are having specific version associated with it. What is there version for Workflow and Experience Manager is in Tridion 2013 SP1?
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Passing parameters to an External (Workflow) Activity

I have created some sample External Activities which successful execute when called from the workflow activities in my Visio diagram. My code in my External Activity looks a bit like this: ...
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What is the benefit of setting minmum approval status at publication target

If i set minimum approval status at publication target level. Does it applies to all the item into that publication or only the items in Workflow or Bundle. For Bundle there will be two cases for ...
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Issue with forcing items (using schema flag) through workflow bundles and content porting

Background We have the flag on the schema selected to force an editor to have to push components through workflow; when this is checked, a new component will not attain a full version number (1.0) ...
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How does schema workflow option “Preferred Workflow Process” work specifically?

I'm working on Tridion 2013 Workflow. On schema, there is an option "Preferred Workflow Process for this Bundle" on Workflow tab. But I can't understand how it works, so I read the following post. ...
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Publishing updated component links in tridion workflow publishes pre-updated version

We are having issues with our tridion workflow built using VB script in tridion 2011 SP1. It contains stages to auto publish to our preview environments as well as to our production environment on ...
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How can I send email notifications within a Tridion Workflow process?

I have created a workflow process in Visio, then implemented it into the Tridion CMS where I am supposed to send some email notifications automatically. Can anybody suggest to me how to send email ...
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Disable workflow using Core Service before editing the Component

I have created an application using Tridion Core Service. I updated a Component using Core Service. The problem which I faced is that item is going in to workflow on edit. As application is running ...
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Unable to find Translation Manager TmBinaryEndpoint

I am attempting to automate translation jobs within workflow from Web 8.5. I have based my code on the top answer to this question. I am creating a SessionAwareTmServiceClient within the workflow ...
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Unable to remove legacy workflow activities

We have an SDL Tridion 2013 SP1 HR1 implementation without the VBScript Legacy pack installed as we only require workflow with Bundles. However, it appears that a couple of Activities have been left-...
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How To Debug Tridion 2013 Workflow automatic activity

I have implemented the Workflow using core-service in Tridion 2011. and i was able to debug the code by attaching the process cm_wf_svc.exe. recently the Tridion version is being upgraded to 2013 and ...
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With TOM.NET, how do I programmatically put a page into a particular page workflow process?

I am working in Tridion 2011SP1. The issue I'm trying to address relates to the fact that attaching Workflow Page Process Definitions has to be done via the Structure Group properties and these are ...
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Purging Workflow Audit Data

So we were using Workflow Auditing for one of our client, but later we decided to turn it off because: We were hardly using it The Auditing Snapshots of Content must have been consuming a lot of DB ...
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How to use Tridion JavaScript Framework (Anguilla) to get the workflowInfo for a Component?

I would like to get the workflow info for a Component using the Tridion JavaScript Framework (Anguilla). When I create a new Component and it enters workflow, and then I use the following code it ...
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How to select next workflow activity using Core Service?

I have a decision activity and using the core service I want to finish the current activity, assign the next person and the next activity. This is working fine for a manual activity where I only need ...
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Permissions to Start a Bundle workflow

We are using Workflow on the Bundles with Tridion 2013 SP1 HR1. Our requirement is, when User(Content Editor/Author) creates/updates any content; he must put it in a bundle and start a workflow on it ...
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WorkFlow Error in Tridion 2013 SP1

I am getting the below mentioned error in workflow. I am using the fresh copy of Tridion 2013 SP1. Tridion.ContentManager.TypeRegistration.WorkflowScriptTypeRegistrationException: Workflow Script ...
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Where to store information for items in Workflow?

In training we had this scenario: "for items in workflow in Experience Manager, I would like to interact with each page to mark or note that I've approved it." Bundle workflow approval is for all ...
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Can I register a CME Notification from a TBB?

I would like to throw a notification message in the CME message center from my workflow external activity TBB. I am just trying to do this but not sure this is possible. I can do this with help of ...
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Get Extension cannot find repeat index in Workflow item

I'm in the process of implementing Workflow, but am running into trouble with a particular template. Here's the test case: Created new image component – chimp2 – Save & Close Goto content ...
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Translation push job from external activity failing

I am trying to trigger a translation job from an external workflow activity on a Web 8.5 instance. When I save the TranslationJobData I get the following error: ERROR Project.Workflow....
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Error while communicating the Client with TranslationManagerFacade service | web 8

I am sending a component inside to the Translation Manager (SDL World Server) using the workflow In which I am calling a TranslationManagerFacade Service to communicate with Translation Manager System....
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Bundle not added to publishing queue

Have a bundle that goes through workflow and needs to be published to two different targets (staging & live) at different times of the workflow. Both targets have a minimum approval status which ...