No configuration required
Click on the reload button if you have added or removed resume blocks to your flow. The suspend block will then update the resume links for each of the resume block that have been found.
Resume links will only work after the suspend block. After the resume of the flow, the links will be invalidated. If you want to use the links in subsequent templates after resuming the flow, please insert another suspend block right after the resume block.
Purchase Order Approval (simplified)
This example shows a simplified version of the Purchase Order App. This App demonstrates how to create an approval flow. Depending on the user actions different parts of the flow are executed and distinct outputs created.
The email that will be sent to the manager contains two action buttons to approve or deny the request. He will also find a link to create a PDF document containing all approved orders.
Initially a new order request is received. A form is used to collect the input and to store it in a purchase order sheet.
Once the inquiry for a new item is received the flow is suspended and an approval request is sent to the respective manager. Up until the manager responds the flow is stopped.
As the flow contains two different Resume building block the Suspend building block creates a dedicated link for each of these entry points.
These links can then be used in the outgoing email to create links or buttons resume the flow at the related position.
In case the manager clicks on either the approve or denied button the flow is resumed at the "Resume approval" building block.
The value of the
button variable will either be
Deny . In case the request has been denied the subsequent blocks will be executed (sending a denial email to the requester).
The flow stops once the email is sent and a denial confirmation document is displayed to the manager.
Resuming at the "Resume approval" building block with an approved request the skipping condition is true, the referring building blocks are skipped and no denial but a confirmation email is sent. Once the confirmation is sent the manager is redirected to a web-page (e.g. a worklist overview).
Once a number of orders are approved, the manage may decide to create a PDF containing all the approved orders. In order to start the order creation the second link within the approval email is selected. The flow is then resumed and the "Resume Order creation" building block and the order creation steps of the flow are executed.
The suspend block does not stop the execution. This will allow you to use the generated links in subsequent template building blocks or in your emails. Use the stop block after sending out the links if you want to stop the execution.
Note that suspending and resuming in a sub-flow is not supported.
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Last Updated: 11/30/18