Workflow

This group is for people interested in workflows and actions.

It is intended to be used for
* discussing ideas
* sharing use-cases
* planning future development

chewblocka's picture

Parallel Paths in Workflow

I'm looking for some feedback. I'm using the workflow module and generally find it very good. Very easy to setup and can be extended to do quite a bit. The only thing it seems to be lacking that I keep finding myself needing and having to work around, is parallel paths. Does any one have any ideas on how to accomplish this? I am a fairly adept programmer and may be able to devote a little bit of time to this, but looking for some input to see if anyone else out there has this need or has any ideas on how to accomplish this?

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jbringhurst's picture

Actions for File Uploads

I'm looking to create a site where an administrator can post a file with a list of questions (Actually a file with protein/ligand smiles strings for you chemistry geeks out there). Then I'm looking to let a user post a file of answers (Again for the chemistry geeks: pose prediction, affinity estimation, etc). When they post their answers, it'll give them access to yet another questions file with which they can post their answers file.

Once they post an answers file, the questions file should be marked as answered and there may be one or more question files unlocked as a result.

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nadavoid's picture

Question about different workflows per user

I have two states in my workflow: Submitted and Published.

I want to restrict anonymous user to submitting to the Submitted state. (done.)

I want logged-in users to automatically post to the Published state. (almost there)

In the creation section of the workflow grid, I've set:
- Submitted: Author, anonymous user
- Published: authenticated user, Content Admin, Site Admin

There is no overlap between user roles in that workflow setup. However, when an authenticated user creates some new content, he is given the choice of Submitted or Published.

I don't even have to get rid of the "Submitted" option, if I can set the "Published" option to be selected by default for authenticated users.

any tips?

thanks in advance!

jimmb's picture

Automatically removing blog entry from front page when a newer item is created

Hello, we're working on a site at http://www.mngreenroofs.org/ and they are looking for a certain feature for their blog:

They want something that automatically publishes the latest blog entry to their front page, and unpublishes the previous latest entry from the front page (but it still stays published in the blogs area).

I'm guessing the basic answer would be something like:

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  • Preliminary setup: blog content that's created is by default promoted to the front page in Content Types
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    drew29@drupal.org's picture

    unpublish content types automatically

    I have content types provided, that automatically eight weeks after publishing should be deleted or unpublished. Is that possible with the workflow ng module? Or have you any other solution for me?

    kind regards
    drew29

    Chris Charlton's picture

    Are you storing your Drupal sites or configs in a version control system? If so, which?

    SVN (Subversion)
    48% (112 votes)
    CVS
    6% (14 votes)
    Other (please comment which)
    8% (18 votes)
    No, but I'd like to!
    30% (70 votes)
    No, I don't store my drupal sites in a version control system of any kind.
    8% (19 votes)
    Total votes: 233
    fago's picture

    Workflow-ng 1.0 released!

    Finally the first stable release of workflow-ng is out!

    The module is already stable for a long time and all important features are implemented, so I decided it's time to release. So I'm happy to have a stable 1.0 release out of the door close before the drupalcon in barcelona. If you are going to barcelona, don't miss the session about workflow-ng.

    Links:
    project page
    documentation

    corpx's picture

    Changing states through links.

    I am attempting to set up a node type that has 4 workflow states associated to it. What I would like to do is include links or linked images images and via the link, can be clicked on to change that node to that state. The idea is to keep users from having to click workflow and then change the state. These states will not change, so I don't mind hardcoding links into the node template and using node id as a dynamic variable in the url. Is this possible? I think that this would be a great usability enhancement to Workflows aswell. thanks in advance. Jimmy

    boaz_r's picture

    Multiple workflows for same content type - status and implementation

    Hi,
    I'm looking for a way to add multiple workflows on the same node type. Its for some CRM system (among the rest) that has a few logical workflows within, all on users of the system. We contemplated on using node profile as the node type with multiple workflows defined on it, but, that's not possible as in the current workflow module implementation each content type can be associated with one workflow . Any suggestions?

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    gemini's picture

    incorrect logic from state to the same state

    I'm following the "classic" example here with 3 states:
    - Draft
    - Review
    - Publish

    Only the editor/moderator can publish a node. So, user only has access to Draft and Review states.

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    amccune's picture

    New user to drupal and workflow (very confused)

    Hi

    I am a recent entrant in to the world of Drupal and have so far been very impressed indeed.
    I am having problems understanding how to implement workflow in version 5.1x of drupal.
    The workflow I want to do is:

    1.author creates content and sends for approval
    2. notiification email sent to admin
    3. admin publishes content
    4. content visible live on site

    I have read various postings and have watched the lullabot workflow video but am coming up against a very big brick wall at the minute in terms of me grasping how this is done.

    Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

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    amccune's picture

    New user to drupal and workflow (very confused)

    Hi

    I am a recent entrant in to the world of Drupal and have so far been very impressed indeed.
    I am having problems understanding how to implement workflow in version 5.1x of drupal.
    The workflow I want to do is:

    1.author creates content and sends for approval
    2. notiification email sent to admin
    3. admin publishes content
    4. content visible live on site

    I have read various postings and have watched the lullabot workflow video but am coming up against a very big brick wall at the minute in terms of me grasping how this is done.

    Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

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    bloomaniac's picture

    Create forum topic after content creation

    I'm actually creating a special content type with the cck module. Th problem thereby is that I want to have the discussion to the content not in form of comments but in form of a forum topic. This should be generated for every content of this type by default.

    I thought an action maybe in combination with a workflow could help solving this problem fast. I'm not good at php so I'm asking here if this is possible and on how to create such an action.

    jimmb's picture

    Action triggered upon submitting

    We are attempting to set up a workflow action for people to apply for a directory listing on a website. Editors should be notified that a submission has been received, so they will be able to review it. The eventual process will hopefully be something like this:

    1. An anonymous user fills out the CCK fields set up for Directory Listing content.
    2. Upon clicking "submit", an e-mail is sent out to site editor(s).
    3. The content goes into an unpublished "For Review" state.
    4. Editors review it and go from there....
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    infojunkie's picture

    Workflow Graph released

    This little module produces graph diagrams out of workflows, useful for documentation purposes.

    It currently generates two distinct kinds of graphs:
    * One for the workflow definition, showing all workflow states, the
    transitions linking them, and the roles allowed to perform those
    transitions.
    * One for a workflow instance history, i.e. the path that a workflow
    took for a specific node. Here, the graph shows all state transitions
    that occurred on the node, including the timestamp and the users who
    performed those transitions.

    It's pretty raw for the time being, especially when it comes to controlling the generated graph. Enthusiasts are welcome!

    Check it out: http://drupal.org/project/workflow_graph

    eggthing's picture

    Change node from private to publici

    I'd like to be able to submit a post, have members vote on it, and then if the score is high enough, it gets published publicly. Is that possible? Perhaps if I posted a private group post, it could be changed to public with og_audience?. Should I be looking at the action module instead?

    fago's picture

    Workflow-ng 5.x-1.0 beta1 released!

    I'm happy to announce the 1.0 beta1 release of workflow-ng.

    Workflow-ng allows one to customize drupal's built in workflows in a very flexible way.
    In short, it's a rule-based event driven action evaluation system. Read the introduction to see how it works.

    It is useful for

    • sending customized mails notifying your users about important changes
    • building flexible content publishing workflows
    • creating custom redirections
    • and a lot more....
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    How to customise Drupal Site

    Hi
    I am new to Drupal and have to customise the site

    Need to know:

    1. when a user replies or post new node, how is his/her picture is reflected in the replies/comments etc....
      I have to do this customisation.

    Please do reply back, How do i customise this?

    Regds
    Vinod

    Vinod,
    try enabling pictures in user settings (admin/user/settings) then enable pictures in your theme (admin/build/themes/settings/bluemarine).
    I hope this helps
    William
    wpoehner

    Hi Vinod,

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    fago's picture

    Workflow-ng API ready...

    After some hard work, the workflow-ng API is ready.

    It features

    • actions, which may be configurable
    • conditions, which may also be configurable
    • support for multiple arguments, for actions as well as for conditions
    • condition evaluation with logical operations like OR, AND and NOR
    • events, for which conditions and actions can be configured. They may be contributed by modules.
    • dynamic loading of needed arguments
    • ordered conditions and actions - they are evaluated like they are ordered
    • form API style configuration and processing of conditions and actions

    So workflow-ng works event based. (And no, I'm not talking of calendars ;)
    E.g. workflow-ng defines some basic events for drupal core, like 'node update, 'node insert', 'user update' and so on. So this are the events you can react on by defining conditions and actions for them.
    What makes workflow-ng powerful is, is it's flexible handling of arguments. Each of these events has to define a list of available arguments. Then any conditions and actions, that can work with these arguments, can be configured for this event. So an action can be used in any situation, where the suitable arguments are available. There is no need for the action, to be coded aware of every event.. :)

    As modules may define further events, this enables module authors, to easily allow site administrators to customize the behavior by just defining some further events.

    Read more at http://more.zites.net/workflow-ng-api-ready

    Artem's picture

    *Periodically* scheduled actions sometimes resulting in the state transitions

    Hi

    Could anybody, please, tell if workflow module can be used for doing/checking things periodically and making a state transition basing on the check results?

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