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conceptual state question

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 28, 2010    Points: 0   Category :WPF

Good morning everyone:

I know this might be a silly question, but here I go.

It's clear that I should persist my workflows (in WF .Net 3.5) so they don't grab my resources. In my case I'm building a state machine workflow and I know that my persisted workflow keeps the state where the current item goes into the state machine, so, should I store an item state also in database? or should I only keep it into the persisted workflow?

In my case I am creating a workflow for the lifecycle of a product, and the product goes through many states in his "life", IMHO I think I should store the product state (in a database where the product exists, products table), even if it's replicated into the persisted workflow, am I right?

Thanks for any help or hints!

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