Workflow States

Workflow states are used for dividing workflows into smaller stages. You can create a new workflow state by double clicking the canvas in the Graphical Workflow Designer or by clicking the Add... button on the General tab of the Workflow Properties dialog (see Creating and Editing Workflows).

Individual states allow a variety of settings. The General tab contains the name and the description of the state. The properties dialog for a workflow state also includes the tabs Conditions, Actions, and Advanced. The Advanced tab allows you to assign an alias for the state. When you have automatic aliases in use and you write a name on the General tab, the Aliases field on the Advanced tab is automatically filled in. The alias has the format <predefined prefix>.<name>. Define automatic aliases for your vault in Advanced Vault Settings. For more information on aliases, see Associating the Metadata Definitions.

Note: In versions 2015 and earlier, the State Properties dialog contains the State Transition tab. This can be enabled in M-Files 2015.1 and later by using a Windows registry setting. Ask your M-Files consultant for more information, or write to our customer support at [email protected] or contact your M-Files reseller.