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Folders as Workflow Package

Question asked by colinmcm on Jan 7, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 8, 2015 by afaust
Hope this is the right place to post this question!

"Since the dawn of time Alfresco’s UI has not allowed workflows to start on folders, but the workflow engine can handle it. For this approach to work we most definitely have to be able to start workflows on folders." - Jeff Potts http://ecmarchitect.com/archives/2010/12/29/1238

This begs the question, why not? it seems an odd omission. The company I work for regularly throws around folders full of files and having to start a workflow on a single file creates "issues" !!

Jeff does go on to give a method of enabling folders as workflow packages but this is based on an earlier version, the files he refers to do not even exist in Community 5 - does anybody know how to implement workflows on folders in Community 5.0.b?

I tried this also, http://www.codingfreaks.net/2014/07/alfresco-activiti-workflow-form-how-to_9.html , but the file contents are different.

Any help is much appreciated.

Colin



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