[Zope3-dev] trigger in ecm.workflow?

Stephan Richter srichter at cosmos.phy.tufts.edu
Sun Feb 5 10:39:28 EST 2006

On Tuesday 17 January 2006 03:27, Markus Leist wrote:
> is there any small kind of sourcecode which can do a "simple" trigger of an
> ecm.workflow direct in an object-method?
> I have some xmlrpc-methods in which i have to modify the state of
> "self"...workflow.
> in my old "zope.app.workflow"-source it looks like:
> def changeWorkflowFrom...
>     adapter = IProcessInstanceContainer( self)
>     wf_host1 = removeAllProxies(adapter.get( "wf_host1"))
>     wf_host1.fireTransition(u"configured_offline")
> any idea?

Well, in WfMC you cannot just trigger a transition. Instead you have to finish 
all the workitems. In SchoolTool I keep track of all the workitems in a list. 
Then I just finish them. Note that you only need to keep track of workitems 
that require manual interaction.

All this can be seen from the zope.wfmc/README.txt file. I had to read the 
file about 3 or 4 times before I knew what was going on. But it is very 

> at what place i should post a kind of "mini-howto" (in a few day)?

I think the Zope 3 Wiki would be a good place.

Stephan Richter
CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student)
Web2k - Web Software Design, Development and Training

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