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Welcome to the cDevWorkflow blog, where you will find many helpful blog articles on many BPM topics and on cDevWorkflow

cDevWorkflow New Year Message

cDevWorkflow Happy New Year
2015 saw cDevWorkflow grow into the most capable and advanced BPM software available! This past year, cDevWorkflow added:

a new device-agnostic HTML5 interface,
a suite of SharePoint steps,
configuration advances such as “suggestive steps” and
auto-configuration of custom steps and data types, and
support for your applications’ “Business Objects”

Our cDevWorkflow community is growing and our growing […]

cDevWorkflow v8.7 – Business Object Version

cDevWorkflow v8.7 – Business Object Version
The new version of cDevWorkflow focuses on (1) cDevWorkflow event generation and (2) workflow use of Business Objects.

(1) cDevWorkflow contains an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) for event based processing that, until now, could only process events generated by external applications. The latest release of cDevWorkflow now generates events from […]

December 10th, 2015|Tags: |

Auto Configuring Steps and Data Types

cDevWorkflow v8.6 can auto-detect and configure custom Workflow steps and data types for users.
Data Types
Let’s start with how this works with data types! First, define and build your custom data type DLL (http://www.cdevworkflow.com/workflow-development/workflow-data-type shows users how to build custom DLLs).  By default, cDevWorkflow will then use the name of the data type class as […]

Propagating Design Changes to Executing Workflow Instances

 
cDevWorkflow – Propagating Design Changes to Executing Workflow Instances
Imagine you have a Workflow Definition that will perform routing of tasks to users for approvals, but after instantiating several Workflow Instances, you extend the process to carry out an additional approval: what do you do about Workflow Instances that are currently executing using the old […]

cDevWorkflow – Suggestive Steps

Suggestive Steps Make Developing and Maintaining Workflows More Efficient and Intuitive.
When programming workflows, one type of step may often nearly follow another. For example, perhaps you always use a “task” step after a “decision” step, or use an “xpath” step after getting some xml from the previous step. cDevWorkflow v8.6 now gives you a […]

The Age of the User Interface

cDevWorkflow 8.5 – The Age of the User Interface
Lately, it seems like software organizations have been focusing on merging and stream-lining their multiple code bases into a single, flexible, and more manageable base. A good example of this is Microsoft Windows 10. Before Windows 10, Microsoft had multiple operating system code bases such as […]

Error handling in cDevWorkflow

BPM Workflow Error Handling in cDevWorkflow
As with any software, error handling and information message handling can be very helpful.  cDevWorkflow provides error and information message handling in several areas of the application.

 

These messages are stored in cDevWorkflow’s message log which can be accessed through the “Status” menu item.

 

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July 20th, 2015|Tags: |

Moving Form Data between Forms within a Process

Putting Process Form Data to Work
Using the “moveformdata” step, mappings can be configured to move data between two Form Instances. Open the “TestFormDef” Workflow Definition from our last blog and add second “instantiateForm” step to the process. Connect the new step to the last step on the process.

Next, select the “start” step and […]

May 8th, 2015|Tags: , |

Renaming the Form Instance within the Process

Workflow Form Instance Renaming
In our March 14th blog we added a “lastName” variable to our “TestFormDef” workflow definition and mapped the value from the “txtLastName” form field to our new workflow process variable. Today let’s rename the Form Instance using the value stored in the “lastName” workflow process variable.

Open the existing “TestFormDef” workflow definition in […]

Mapping Form Field Values to Workflow Process Variables

Mapping Form Field Values
In our March 2nd blog we used the workflow process to route a form for data entry. Let’s revisit that “TestFormDef” workflow definition and look at mapping a form field value to a workflow process variable.

Open the “TestFormDef” workflow definition in the designer for editing. Drag and drop a “getFormFieldValues” step […]