WEBCON BPS allows you to create workflows supporting many business processes. You can use various standard and extended actions. Standard workflow requirements are filling the form, defining the next workflow steps, defining the transition path between the individual steps, creation of tasks for users. In the case of creating more complex forms, you can use the actions available in the system. Global actions are not associated to any special step in process. They refer to the whole process. According to the fact that global actions are not connected to any step or any path, in case of global actions there are five ways to call them. In step actions – connected to certain workflow step.
One of the functionalities in WEBCON BPS system is the ability of using the REST API interface. API is the basic method of data exchange between two systems and it is often used both to download data and transfer it from WEBCON BPS to other applications (e.g. data transfer to the vacation system). For more information about examples of using API see Examples of using REST API. This article describes the “Invoke REST Web service” action that allows you to use external services that provide their API. The simple workflow has been created that will return additional information about a business entity (such as KRS number or address) based on the NIP number.
Apart from standard options for adding users to the system, such as synchronization with AD or/and AAD, WEBCON BPS allows you to manually add a user. All users added in this way can log in to the system via BPS Auth., be granted privileges, and can be assigned tasks in the system. To save time, you can use the ability of adding more users from an Excel file. To add users, prepare an Excel file based on the defined template. This template can be downloaded from WEBCON BPS Designer Studio – go to the System settings tab -> BPS users list and click the Download template button. The system will download the Excel file with the defined columns in user data that should be entered.
Every installation of WEBCON BPS is unique, and may face certain challenges not covered here. Therefore, this document should be treated a general set of guidelines and not universal dogma. The scenario presented here was tested and used to deSharePointize our Support Portal http://support. webcon.com.
In WEBCON BPS data stored e.g. in the external database can be retrieved and displayed by: defining data connection and SQL query, creating a data source and using filters. This article describes both approaches to use data in WEBCON BPS, differences between them, and problems of their configuration. The article uses data provided by EMSI, Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. that contains information on the change in the employment structure in UK cities in 2011 and 2014, broken down by industry. The selected datasheet that contains over 1300 records, has been imported to the UK_JOB_CHANGE database (created and configured for this article).
SSL Offloading (SSL Termination) is the process that allows you to transfer the encryption and decryption of the SSL connection through Reverse Proxy Server that is located “in front of” the application server. It is mainly used to relieve Web Server from performing these costly operations for the processor. To enable the correct operation of the SSL Offloading process with WEBCON BPS, add an additional parameter to the configuration file of WEBCON BPS. You can find this file in the standard location - „C:Program Files (x86)WEBCONWEBCON BPS Portal” or through IIS by selecting Server -> Sites -> WEBCONBPS -> Explore.
In WEBCON BPS you have the ability of changing the format of displayed form fields – “Date and time” and “Floating-point number” type. The format of displaying these fields also depends on the browser time zone settings and the selected WEBCON BPS system language. The format of displayed data also depends on the WEBCON BPS portal language. Remember that the impact of browser and portal settings on the format of the displayed data applies only to the actual date fields. When the field is only text completed e.g. by a business rule using the SQL query – the format will be transferred through the configuration of this rule.
One of the types of data stored in WEBCON BPS databases is the configuration of the elements that make up applications and processes. The configuration settings entered by a user are stored in the tables appropriate for the configured elements. The article provides a summary that schematically shows which table is responsible for which part of the configuration. This article describes the configuration tables that relate to the settings entered on the application part. The picture below presents the standard structure of the application created in WEBCON BSP Designer Studio.