Workflow

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The official documentation is at: http://docs.alfresco.com



Workflow
Starting from Alfresco Community 3.4.e, the Activiti BPMN 2.0 BPM engine is now embedded in Alfresco in addition to the original jBPM engine. You can discover more in Workflow_with_Activiti.

The rest of this page discusses Workflow using the original jBPM engine.


End User Features


Start Workflow (from a pre-defined list of registered Workflows)


  • Enter workflow parameters (e.g. due date, priority)
  • Attach resources (i.e. documents) to workflow 
  • Assign workflow participants (i.e. Alfresco users)

List tasks assigned to user (from dashboard)

List tasks completed by user (from dashboard)

List tasks assigned to your pool (from dashboard) - V2.0 onwards

View & Manage Task


  • Edit task related information
  • Add Commentary - V2.1 onwards
  • Review workflow history - V2.1 onwards
  • View and perform operations (e.g. checkout, edit, delete) on attached documents
  • Attach new documents to workflow
  • Re-assign Task to another user
  • Mark task as Done (or select pre-defined outcome)
  • Take ownership or Return to Pool - V2.0 onwards

Cancel workflow

Determine workflows a given piece of content is participating in

Out-of-the-box Workflows:


  • Simple review & approve workflow
  • Simple adhoc task workflow

Administration


'How to' to define your own workflows

Getting started with jPDL

Repository of sample Workflow Definitions

Workflow Definition Language:


Workflow Interfaces:


Workflow Tools:


Developer


Infrastructure


Alfresco Workflow Requirements & Design

Workflow on Share

Activiti BPMN Integration

Embedded jBPM 3.2 Business Process Engine


Tutorials


  1. Creation of workflow in Alfresco using Activiti step by step
  2. Alfresco workflow – copy files attached to a folder
  3. Periodical actions, eg emails

Outcomes