Hello all, First time user of Workflow Designer.
I'm looking to accomplish a stated desire of an in-house department.
We are implemenitng a workflor to handle a process that currently works largely on paper circulating around desks (I know, who does that?!)
I have a good diagram of the flow as is, and to copy that to DocuWare step for step is easy enough. The sticking point for me came when a request was made to make the file in the workflow open to multiple users to work on tasks simultaneously e.g. User 1 Approves a document, users 2, 3, and 4 all have tasks they can perform without waiting on each other. I would not want the doc to move forward before all tasks at that point are complete.
I've given the help doc a read on parallel tasks, but i'm still a bit confused so i'm searching for examples to spark my imagination.
So far i've gotten an idea to use a global variable, which increments as each user (2, 3, and 4) completes a task. The idea being I would put an exit validation to check for the calue of that variable (starting from 0) being equal to 3. The real issue is I lack any real practical knowledge of visual basic, but i'm reading up.
I'm open to any ideas if you have done something like this in the past.