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WF Workflows: can the workflow be dependent on data embedded in a given workflow document

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 10, 2011    Points: 0   Category :JavaScript/VBScript

Our organization just starting out with understanding/prototyping WF workflows. One ciritcal question we have concerns if, and how, a given workflow can change depending on data embedded in a document.

Simple example: An invoice might have several different routing requirements depending on say, the customer related to that invoice, or the amount, or some other data related/embedded in that invoice.

We are looking to have the specific path for that document - inside it's workflow - to be determined at run time - and we're not sure how that would typically be implemented.. Are there certain activities or a service configuration that comes to mind to satisfy this requirement?

This is probably simple - but maybe there's some good documentation/discussions concering this I've yet to find... I guess this might be referred to as a 'smart workflow' - with human intervention not required for this functonality - automating which workflow path is taken depending on the underlying data...


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