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Process Steps substates (Proposal)

Nov 15, 2012 at 6:22 AM


I am using this template for some time (with custom written virtual board).

Quite often I have a question from my users about possibility of having customized substates. 

In current version of template in Card there is only a field Process Step Done that respresents in progress and done sublanes.

I was wondering if this substate customization could be simply using linking between 2 Process Step workitems (or a new one - lets say Process Substate) to build a a parent child relation.

Then Global List Updater could simply scan such queries and update and generate rules for Process Substep (replacing process step done) field the same way as process step field

It looks (in first time) not so complicated and could work.

What you think?

May 10, 2013 at 9:09 PM
Hi Pablos11,

what makes this not that simple ist that you might want to have different substates for different process steps. This would mean you have to build a set of when rules populating the substates from a list depending on the current process step. The only way do achiev this with OOB mechanisms would be to Change the WIT each time you edit a process step.

Personally I would consider implementing this by building a custom control.