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Populate Workflow Container

In relation to topic 224179.

I would like to ask whats the best way to add / populate the custom field from the Workflow Container?

Cindy Sy

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    Posted on Sep 27, 2006 at 01:16 PM

    Hi Cindy,

    I am not 100% sure I understand your question, are you just trying to put values into a WF container?

    If so, there are a few methods by which the container is populated/changed:

    - Binding from event. Usually this only involves the triggering object & user and any parambeters (event container elements) explicitly defined for that event.

    - By attributes and a step type 'container operation'. e.g. creating a virtual attribute 'Value' and assigning &INVOICE.VALUE& to the WF element &DOCVALUE&

    - By binding from methods/WF steps back to your WF. e.g. &LASTUSER& <- &_WORKITEM.EXECUTEDBYUSER& or whatever. Good practice is to stick to attributes if you are not actuially performing any action, since creating a WF step is significantly more overhead than a container operation.

    Hope that helps.

    Cheers,

    Mike

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