Workflow

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About

While a complex concept in general eZ publish workflow event system is very basic in nature.

State

Notion of workflow predefined status code returns

Trigger

A Workflow event is executed based on settings which bind a workflow event class to a module trigger.

Workflow Type Status List

These are available in eZ publish by default

Name

ID

Description

EZ_WORKFLOW_TYPE_STATUS_NONE

   

EZ_WORKFLOW_TYPE_STATUS_ACCEPTED

 

Accepted event

EZ_WORKFLOW_TYPE_STATUS_REJECTED

 

Rejected event

EZ_WORKFLOW_TYPE_STATUS_DEFERRED_TO_CRON

 

Event deferred to cron job

EZ_WORKFLOW_TYPE_STATUS_DEFERRED_TO_CRON_REPEAT

 

Event deferred to cron job, event will be rerun

EZ_WORKFLOW_TYPE_STATUS_RUN_SUB_EVENT

 

Event runs a sub event

EZ_WORKFLOW_TYPE_STATUS_WORKFLOW_CANCELLED

 

Canceled whole workflow

EZ_WORKFLOW_TYPE_STATUS_FETCH_TEMPLATE

   

EZ_WORKFLOW_TYPE_STATUS_FETCH_TEMPLATE_REPEAT

   

EZ_WORKFLOW_TYPE_STATUS_REDIRECT

   

EZ_WORKFLOW_TYPE_STATUS_WORKFLOW_DONE

   

EZ_WORKFLOW_TYPE_STATUS_REDIRECT_REPEAT

   

EZ_WORKFLOW_TYPE_STATUS_WORKFLOW_RESET

 

Workflow was reset for reuse

EZ_WORKFLOW_STATUS_DONE

   

Workflow events implement their custom logic and use the above return codes for most basic workflow events.

Advanced Workflow Processes

There are even more workflow event systems which provide their own unique and often advanced functionality. For a example ...

  • ezaprove
  • ezaprove2
  • ezmultiplexer
  • ezsimpleshipping
  • ezwaituntilldate
  • ezpaymentgateway

Describing each of the advanced workflow components generic functionality offered and how to use it as offered.

Example Workflow Types

Workflows based on using specific trigger + custom code

  • Shop
    • Shop / Add to basket
    • Shop / Update basket
    • Shop / Checkout
    • Shop / Confirm order
  • Shop : Payment Gateway
    • Shop / Payment Information Entry
    • Shop / Payment Authorization
  • Publish
    • Before / After content object publish

Workflows based on workflow event + some trigger ...

  • Approval workflow system
  • Multi workflow system
  • Shipping workflow event
  • Wait until date event

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