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State Machine Workflow (Farm Solution) RRS feed

  • Question

  •   When you develop State Machine Workflow (Farm Solution) compared to Sequential workflow, you get very less items on the left tool bar as actions/activities to drop into workflow. For example SPUser is not there. Why is that?

      Secondly why does state workflow has to be do with Farm Solution? Do we have to use SSOM in that ?


    Shahid Roofi

    Sunday, October 23, 2016 9:57 PM

Answers

  • Hi Shahid,

    you can build the workflow using the template suggested by Lisa, within that workflow you can add the StateMachine activity which will have different states, then you don't have to go for FARM solution. This workflow will use declarative approach and you don't have to use SSOM.


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    • Marked as answer by Shahid Roofi Tuesday, October 25, 2016 12:25 PM
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:11 AM
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  • Hi Shahid,

    Per my test, when we develop Workflow, there are many items on the left tool bar as actions/activities to drop into workflow.

    If we develop State Machine Workflow (Farm Solution) or Sequential workflow (Farm Solution) , we get very less items on the left tool bar as actions/activities to drop into workflow.

    It is by designer that state workflow has to be Farm Solution only.

    Best Regards,

    Lisa Chen


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    Monday, October 24, 2016 6:30 AM
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  • Hi Shahid,

    you can build the workflow using the template suggested by Lisa, within that workflow you can add the StateMachine activity which will have different states, then you don't have to go for FARM solution. This workflow will use declarative approach and you don't have to use SSOM.


    SharePoint School | Blog- http://www.sharepoint-journey.com

    • Marked as answer by Shahid Roofi Tuesday, October 25, 2016 12:25 PM
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:11 AM
    Moderator