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on May 9, 2016
on May 9, 2016 by steven.okennedy
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Hi, I'm very interested in implementing electronic or web forms to our Alfresco CE 5.1. (things like payment request, annual leave application, etc) And then, use them in a workflow. What is the best way to go about it? Was it taken off? Thanks
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May 9, 2016 1:03 PM
There's no direct support for web forms, but you with the Content Model Management (CMM) functionality in Alfresco 5.1, it gives you all the components you might need to do it if you're happy to take on some customisation. Basically, using the Aikau framework, you can easily create a custom page (
) that renders and submits the forms you want to display. The forms and document types themselves can be created by the administrator using the out of the box content type & form creation provided by the CMM functionality.
When the items get submitted they'll get stored down into the system as any other (contentless) node and you can use the inbuilt rules engine to trigger simple or advanced workflows as required. It's a not an inconsiderable extension, but it's one I've done previously for a client on 4.2.x which worked quite well.
As a very viable alternative though, you could look at Activiti standalone and define your webforms directly into the workflow themselves as the entry point
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