I am trying to set the workflow state of items that I am importing into a workspace. I can get the items to import correctly but the script does not seem to run on import. I have the following set as an 'Action Script'
item.performWorkflowTransition(215, 'DK Test');
This script functions exactly as required when configured for workspace behaviour (Create and Edit). It also works when used within a trasition in the workflow (including the 'Start' transition). However no matter what I try I seem unable to get the script to run during workspace import.
David - as you've probably guessed, the import tool does not call scripts. This would make a great suggestion for the Idea Exchange. Perhaps an optioin in the Import Tool to either run scripts or not.
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Thanks for the quick reply. I may be able to get round my problem in another way. I'm importing 1200+ items into a basic workflow workspace. The problem is that I can't seem to find a way to change the workflow state at import. There's about 1000 items that I need to change state workflow state for.
Is there a way to edit multiple items at once? This would allow me to use the 'edit' workspace behavior script to update the workflow state. Alternatively is there any way to run a batch script on all items in a workspace?
I personally think its essential to be able to bulk modified both workflow & lifecycle states.
I believe you can bulk modify Item lifecycle states via the revisioning & revision controlled workspace 'relationships', via a Change order for example.
But there are a number of situations where you need to bulk modify item workflow states, on import is certainly one of them. But also if you have 10 or more items changing state at the same time, its desirable.