Workflow Applications

Chapter Overview

Workflow applications are used to electronically route documents to people for review or online approvals. With this type of application you can eliminate the hassles associated with the delivery of paper documents. Workflow applications electronically manage delivery of documents, online approvals, and timestamps and provide the real-time status of documents. Workflow applications can be used for a variety of purposes, such as

  • Procurement requests
  • Defect management
  • Request for service
  • Action item tracking
  • Activity assignment and management
  • Help desk service request

By the end of the chapter you will have learned

  • How to create a workflow application
  • How to automatically number documents
  • How to automatically record activities in a "history" field
  • How to create an email message repository
  • How to build a system profile document to manage database settings
  • How to utilize action buttons to control document status

This chapter includes step-by-step instructions for building a Lotus Notes workflow application to manage procurement requests. However, with minor modifications, the application could easily be modified to be used for action items, service requests, or other business processes that require document routing and approval.


An Introduction to the Lotus Domino Tool Suite

Getting Started with Designer

Navigating the Domino Designer Workspace

Domino Design Elements

An Introduction to Formula Language

An Introduction to LotusScript

Fundamentals of a Notes Application

Calendar Applications

Collaborative Applications

Reference Library Applications

Workflow Applications

Web Applications

Design Enhancements Using LotusScript

Design Enhancements Using Formula Language

View Enhancements

Sample Agents

Miscellaneous Enhancements and Tips for Domino Databases

Data Management

Security

Application Deployment and Maintenance

Troubleshooting

Appendix A. Online Project Files and Sample Applications

Appendix B. IBM® Lotus® Notes® and Domino®Whats Next?

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Lotus Notes Developer's Toolbox(c) Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
Lotus Notes Developers Toolbox: Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
ISBN: 0132214482
EAN: 2147483647
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Pages: 293
Authors: Mark Elliott
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