Questions tagged [workflow]

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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Trigger Workflow on dependent component change

Is it possible to trigger the workflow whenever dependent component edited? E.g. Lets say workflow has been applied on the article component which include image component linking, normal component ...
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Publishing of workflow item successful but actual content is not publishing

We are using SDL Tridion 2011 SP1. We are publishing component using automatic activity in workflow. The item showing success in publishing queue but there was not DCP created on webserver. Minimum ...
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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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Error in Visio while saving Process Definition

I am creating one process definition in visio 2010 that is connected to Tridion CMS but I am not able to save that process Definition. I am getting following error: Empty connnection encountered ...
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Unable to get activity instance from work item

I'm using Tridion 2013 SP1. I'm getting below error while finishing an automatic activity from a decision activity. Here is my code: var session = new Session(); WorkItem m_WorkItem = session....
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Workflow for un-publishing component or pages

Can we create a workflow which gets triggered when an item is unpublished?
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How to delete component stuck in workflow

I m using tridion 2011 sp1 due to some script error my component is stuck in workflow in automatic decision activity now either i m not able to delete it or i m not able to update the process ...
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Workflow - Automatic publish activity

I am working on a workflow definition for a client (SDL Tridion 2011 SP1 HR#2). This workflow involves an automatic activity that publishes the component to Testing/Staging website. The client has ...
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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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How to get the next activity based on the current instance id in Tridion2013

How can I get the next Workflow activity after I have gotten the processdefinition for the current instance id using the Core Service? Below is the code which I have already: ActivityInstanceData ...
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How to read NextActivityDefinitions of a TridionActivityDefinitionData using Core Service?

I need to get the next activity definitions on a TridionActivityDefinitionData object using Core Service in Tridion 2011 SP1. My activity definition object represents an automatic activity with 2 next ...
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New Component does not exist when in Workflow using Core Service

In Tridion 2011 SP1, I am trying to read a new Component using a Schema associated with workflow using this Core Service code: ComponentData wfItem = client.Read(componentUri, new ReadOptions()) as ...
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Require Specific Bundle Workflow for a Given Schema

Schemas can have a preferred multi-item workflow in SDL Tridion. I understand this becomes a default in XPM, but authors can choose other bundles in the CM. To force a given schema (e.g. "Global ...
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Are External Activities like Template Building Blocks?

I understand one of the ideas behind External Activities for workflow in SDL Tridion 2013 was to allow the same approach to CM-side development. This includes: Visual Studio IDE for development ...
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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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Tridion impersonation user issue on Event Trigger

For Tridion 2009 workflow we are using Event Triggers to listen for the event "activity instance is started". Within the code we have a method that gets triggered when this event is triggered. 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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What might be causing an 'Activity Instance Does not exist' exception in my workflow code?

I am debugging some workflow code. I have found the following code is throwing the exception 'activity Instance(tcm:10-2988-131104) does not exist.' private ActivityInstance FinishActity(...
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Right place to add “Staging preview” to Workflow in Experience Manager?

Is the user info bar notifications for workflow the same between Experience Manager and the Content Manager Explorer? I'm looking for good places to extend the multi-item workflow preview. Ideally ...
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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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Automatically trigger translation notification through workflow

We are running SDL Tridion 2011 SP1. We have the below workflow definition: Create/Edit (Manual) Review (Manual) Approve (Manual) Publish (Automatic) Trigger Translation Notification Is it possible ...
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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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Approval Status applied to an item upon adding to a Bundle

In Tridion 2011 an item gets an approval status on upon completion of an activity. Its the same with Bundle workflows in 2013. Bundle workflow template also gives an option to allow adding an item to ...
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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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Error “An item with the same key has already been added” in Bundle Workflow

I fixed the following error in a Bundle Workflow process. I couldn't find this specific scenario online (except for a somewhat related SO question); see answer below. System.ArgumentException: An ...
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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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SDL Tridion Workflow Companion for IPad

I just tried to install the workflow companion for iPad which is on the SDL Tridion World site, and iTunes tell me it is not on the US or UK iTunes stores. Can anyone tell me how to download this, and ...
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How to get the ProcessInstance for a workflow item?

How can I get the ProcessData object from a workflow item using the core service? The code below gets the LinkToProcessInstanceData but not the actual ProcessInstance. Is there a way to convert ...
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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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Bundle Workflow fails consistently if the Bundle has large number of Items

I am using the standard out the box workflow definition “Task Process”. When I add more than 13 items exact to the Bundle, it always fails at the 14th every single time. The error message in the Event ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I publish a draft version to staging of an item that is in workflow?

I'm working with Workflow in Tridion 2009. I have already created my process and attached it to a schema. When someone creates or edits a component based on this schema, the workflow process starts. ...
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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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Diagram for Default Task Process Workflow?

SDL Tridion 2013 has a default Task Process workflow definition (already in the CMS) that lets users assign and accept tasks not related to specific items. I'd like to use this definition for basic ...
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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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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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Tridion 2009 - Using the event system to end the first Manual step in workflow

I'm trying to use the event system to auto finish the first step in workflow on initial creation. My code is fine until oActivity.FinishActivity("Message") - the log is saying I need to specify a ...
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Is it okay to use a single project for external workflow activities?

SDL Tridion 2013 includes the option to different script types for Automatic Activity Properties: VBScript (deprecated and only available for upgrades or if the "Legacy Pack" is installed) C# ...
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How does the Preferred Workflow setting work?

In SDL Tridion 2013, in a schema's workflow tab, we can select an option for components based on this schema to "require approval by a Bundle Workflow Process." We can then set a "Preferred Workflow ...
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Tridion Workflow Logging

I have done some progress in design, setting up a workflow in Tridion. I can run a default workflow and finish it successfully. When I try to implement email functionality to this I am lagging some ...
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Using Workflow Logger class in External Activity Script Type - SDL Tridion 2013

In SDL Tridion 2013 there are two types of Automatic Activity scripts: C# Scriptlet and External Activity (a .NET assembly made available as a Template Building Block). In the C# Scriptlet type ...
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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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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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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 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 ...