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Spawning Links Should be Bidirectional

Status: Duplicate
by Distinguished Contributor obourne on ‎08-20-2012 03:27 PM - last edited on ‎08-20-2012 03:28 PM |

When an item is spawned by a workflow there is an option to link link to the spawned item to the "spawned by" item. There should be an option in the spawing item to automatically link to the item it spawned. I know this can be done with abit of scripting but I think it really should just be a check box/option.

Status: Duplicate
By: Board Manager | Posted ‎08-20-2012 07:53 PM



The ability to do this has been implemented in a recent release. You can now return via the spawing script function. Please see below. You can see a script example here: 


Create New Change Order and Set Up Lookup From Spawning Change Request


Create New Change Order and Set Up Lookup From Spawning Change Request

Creates a new item in the Change Orders workspace and sets the value of a "Spawned Change Order" field (SPAWNED_CO) in the associated Change Request item to the new Change Order. You would typically trigger this script after successful transitioning of the associated Change Order to the "Approved" workflow state.


newCO = createItem('WS_CHANGE_ORDERS');
newCO.TITLE = 'Release XYZ';
newCO.TYPE = '1 - Engineering';
newCO.URGENCY = '2 - Medium';

item.SPAWNED_CO = newCO;

Let us know if you need help!

By: Distinguished Contributor obourne | Posted ‎08-21-2012 02:41 PM

Good to know. Thanks.

By: Employee | Posted ‎04-08-2013 10:58 PM
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