In workflow instances, there is often a need for people who do not have active tasks at the indicated steps to have appropriate privileges and be able to e.g. view (read privileges) or edit an instance. In such a situation, you can use the action of adding/removing privileges at the level of individual workflow instances. You can find these actions in the “Actions” tab of a given workflow. They are most often used for entering/exiting a step and on transition paths.
The Run an SQL procedure action allows you to invoke SQL procedures from the WEBCON BPS form level, and to prepare the universal SQL queries with variables. This functionality is limited only by the capabilities of the SQL query language. It is possible to invoke SQL procedures using data in the WEBCON BPS form and enter/update data in the database. The correctly configured "Run an SQL procedure" action allows an end-user to access database resources and to edit them without the need to know the SQL language. However, please note that this edition is limited by the action configuration.
In the WEBCON BPS system, the processed instances move from one workflow step to another. Tasks are assigned in these steps, and users or groups of users assigned to these tasks must perform an action. WEBCON BPS has a comprehensive tool that allows you to choose who the task should go to in the next step; it is configured in the ‘Task assignment’ tab on the path that links two steps.
However, this is not the only way to assign a task to the user. This article discusses how you can use the “Choose an approver” action to assign a task. This action allows for greater flexibility when selecting the approver because you can enable the user to send the task to their direct supervisor or assign it to the approver based on any condition you define. If there is no approver who meets the criteria, there will be an error; it can be handled by displaying an error message to the user or assigning the task to a predefined approver.
This article describes how you can create, delete, and edit individual users in WEBCON BPS, using a standalone installation (one that operates without SharePoint). These features have been introduced with version 2020.1.3 of the program. You can also use BPS groups to manage users.
You can set up a simple workflow for creating, editing, and removing BPS users' accounts as the one shown in this article. If you add to it actions for managing BPS groups, you will create a platform for user administration and facilitate your administrator’s work.
This article shows you how to automatically create a new SharePoint site with just one click from a WEBCON BPS form.
You will see that you can connect your SharePoint Online environment with WEBCON BPS to obtain a consistent and easy-to-use tool that will allow you to create and expand your business applications. You will need to define the connection only once, and after that you can use WEBCON BPS out-of-the-box actions to quickly achieve your goals.
One of the basic functions of WEBCON BPS forms is validating if the fields are completed correctly. This article describes the validation mechanism. In the example “Purchase order” workflow, all validation actions were configured on the “Register” path. To configure the “Validate form” action, indicate the validation condition in the “Validation rule” section, and define the message displayed for validation error. The rule may contain all syntax elements available for business rules – it should return POSITIVE, TRUE or 1 value (if the condition is met), and NEGATIVE, FALSE or 0 (if the condition is not met). You can also define the message for successful validation.
WEBCON BPS offers you several actions enabling integration with the Microsoft SharePoint Online environment. This article describes how to manage these privileges using actions in workflows. By using the SharePoint actions, you can quickly and easily automate the process of creating new privileges groups, task assigning and giving access to the selected organization resources stored in libraries and SharePoint lists. To configure the actions running in the SharePoint Online environment, first create a connection. WEBCON BPS 2020 allows you to define connections to the following environments: SharePoint 2013 On-Premises, SharePoint 2016 On-Premises, SharePoint 2019 On-Premises and SharePoint Online.
When creating the instance workflow in WEBCON BPS, they may be a situation where we would like the attachment added on the form to be stored in the cloud e.g. in OneDrive. People who are not taking part in the process will be able to access it. This article describes how to add attachments to OneDrive using the REST action. To configure the action of sending an attachment, auxiliary business rules have been created that will return the attachment type, name, and content. The action of invoking REST Web service in WEBCON BPS allows you to send attachments to OneDrive to the specified resource. These resources can be defined dynamically – you can send the attachment to a dedicated place, or statically – the selected group of people have access to the selected resource.
Task creation is one of the basic functionalities enabling the creation of instance workflows in WEBCON BPS. Tasks in the system can be created in the step configuration on a given path or as an action that can be placed e.g. on the entry to the step. This article describes the “Create a task action” action, as well as the standard method of creating a task on a path. The functionalities described in this article fully cover the basic business needs for creating and assigning tasks, thanks to the various mechanisms e.g. parallelism of execution. The “Create a task” action allows you to simplifies and optimizes the configuration – instead of configuring multiple paths directing to the same step, we can create and configure one action e.g. on the entry to the step.
WEBCON BPS Standalone is an installation of the system that operates without SharePoint. Since version 2020.1.3., new functionality that allows you to manage BPS groups and users has been added. This article describes how to create and delete BPS groups. The simple workflow has been created that allows you to submit a request for adding and deleting a BPS group. The request is sent to the accepting person who can approve or reject it. The “Create BPS group” and “Delete BPS group” actions are executed on the “Accept” path. In the “Request type” field, a user can select the appropriate action (Add/Delete). The “Registering person” and “Date” fields are automatically filled in. After selecting the “Add” option in the “Request type” field, the “New group name” field will appear on the form – enter the group name you want to create.