TicArch

Hi,

I am trying to find out the internals of Multi stage workflow provided in MOSS sdk but couldn't find much.

I couldn't find as what is the basic difference between multi stage and approval workflow provided in MOSS and what things can be achieved using multi stage workflow

Cheers



Re: SharePoint - Workflow Multi stage workflow

pseale

The multi stage workflow demonstrated a state machine, whereas the Approval workflow demonstrated the replicator activity (and specifically, replicating workflow tasks). As it turns out, these are mutually exclusive.

But yes, they're similar examples.





Re: SharePoint - Workflow Multi stage workflow

HiBuddy

thanks for replying.

My requirement is that i want to set the approver automatically at the runtime according to organisation hierarchy(user's manager,user's HR manager).

As i saw in out of box workflow, we can hardcode the approving manager or can leave it to the user to put that manually at runtime.

I need to know whether we can set the approving manager name automatically at runtime (i will take this information from active directory) in the out of box workflow .Or do i need to create a custom workflow for achieving this

Thanks again

Cheers





Re: SharePoint - Workflow Multi stage workflow

pseale

You will need to customize/program if you want to pull the manager's contact info automatically.





Re: SharePoint - Workflow Multi stage workflow

HiBuddy

ya, that i understand that i have to write custom code for pulling manager's dara automatically.

but my question is that Can i intergrate this custom code with out of bix approval/multi-stage workflow, or do i need to a write a custom workflow for this from scratch.

I think now i am somewhat clear about my query, otherwise please let me know

Cheers





Re: SharePoint - Workflow Multi stage workflow

pseale

The short answer is "you're going to have to write code."

The longer answer is, "you're going to have to write code, BUT..." there may be pre-built workflow activities available that do what you need. I.e., you may be able to find a "AssignTaskToManager" activity someone else has built. If so, you can just use that activity instead of coding one up.

Good luck