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New Designelement: Workflow

Why not adding Workflows as a designelement within Dominodesigner?

 

But PLEASE(!), DON'T use "Lotus Workflow" or something similar for this idea! Just take a look into several other products released by the competition (like ServiceNow i.e.) and have a look how they are handling workflows!

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    Guest commented
    July 20, 2018 07:59

    PS: ... ELO Enterprise is using Workflows also with a AWESOME Workflow Editor also!

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    Thomas Hampel commented
    July 20, 2018 09:15

    Interesting approach. it will allow to assign a workflow to more than one type of Document.

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    Guest commented
    July 20, 2018 09:33

    Yes... and every workflow will process every document in a unified way!

     

    But the key to success of this design element would be the kind of implementation!!!

     

    - Make it simple

    - Make it editable with a great (browser based?) editor using state of the art frameworks (like Bootstrap or similar)

    - Make it deployable by simply copy & paste! (I.e. the guy(s) from Microsoft, who wanted to have workflows in Sharepoint never used them or never knew how to do it for real-use in real applications...: Who needs workflows, which have to be configured for every new version on each system by clicking and typing it in?!)

    - Don't restrict processing of Workflows! Make it open to developers with a unified API to enable events and custom code AND allow Domino-based technologies! (i.e. @Formulas for validation etc)

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    Guest commented
    July 20, 2018 10:45

    Voting for!

    It is desirable that BMPN be used here.

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    Guest commented
    July 26, 2018 09:53

    And I may add:

    • Allow for 'models' supporting Static and Dynamic workflows ie whether statuses in Documents change on the server side and/or sent as tickler mails to the next recipient
    • Force automatically (or by prompting) Views to be added 'WorkFlow' required attributes if the workflow component is 'imported'
    • and have perhaps more Views propagated, needed for Workflow purposes, like Workflow agents that has to monitor and act on flows on the server side.