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2017-03-25 12:47:57 GMT <fwu> hi all!

2017-03-25 16:47:05 GMT <fwu> AFaust, are you there?

2017-03-25 16:55:50 GMT <fwu> I would like to understand why I need to place the form configuration for the workflow details view in a first task of the flow and not in the initiate form...?

2017-03-25 17:31:56 GMT <fwu> I mean, why not in the initiate form? Why in a start task? In my wf there is not an explicit start task. From the initiate form, my start task can change? So this mean I need to set the workflow details from in each task?

2017-03-25 23:12:38 GMT <AFaust> fwu: Sorry - I was busy on a boardgame night today...

2017-03-25 23:13:48 GMT <AFaust> The first task of the flow is a special task - the start task or "start event" in BPMN parlor. That defines the model for global process variables and thus the type associated with it is used by Alfresco to render the workflow details form.

2017-03-25 23:14:47 GMT <AFaust> The start task cannot technically change at runtime. Though you can have a process with multiple possible "start events" and thus start task model types.

2017-03-25 23:15:04 GMT <AFaust> Which is very rare in practice (I have never seen that)

2017-03-25 23:29:04 GMT <fwu> AFaust, but what is in reality the start task?

2017-03-25 23:29:18 GMT <fwu> is the first workflow step?

2017-03-25 23:30:27 GMT <fwu> I thought it would be the one like this: condition="activiti$some_name"

2017-03-25 23:30:54 GMT <fwu> but if this is not the start task, then how can I know what the start task is?

2017-03-25 23:31:04 GMT <AFaust> The start task is the start event

2017-03-25 23:32:12 GMT <fwu> so, the wokflow-details screen is not configured in that event/task, right?

2017-03-25 23:32:28 GMT <fwu> and this is happens because only AFTER the start even some values are known

2017-03-25 23:32:31 GMT <fwu> is that right?

2017-03-25 23:32:46 GMT <AFaust> The workflow-details screen is confiured as a form for the type of the task that is referenced in the start event "formKey" attribute

2017-03-25 23:33:15 GMT <fwu> ok, let me see what I have

2017-03-25 23:33:45 GMT <AFaust> Until the start task / start event is processed, there isn't even a process to show a workflow-details for

2017-03-25 23:36:48 GMT <fwu> strange, I have a submitstart in the formkey indeed

2017-03-25 23:37:11 GMT <fwu> however, I dont have any configuration for that submitstart

2017-03-25 23:37:18 GMT <fwu> in the share config file

2017-03-25 23:37:36 GMT <fwu> i only have one for the condition="activiti$...."

2017-03-25 23:37:47 GMT <fwu> and others for each step

2017-03-25 23:38:04 GMT <fwu> so, I put the workflow details form in one of those steps.

2017-03-25 23:38:30 GMT <fwu> it made something, however I was not able to completly chnage the workflow details list.

2017-03-25 23:38:35 GMT <fwu> but it did something

2017-03-25 23:39:06 GMT <fwu> so, as you are saying I would need something like this:

2017-03-25 23:39:30 GMT <fwu> <config evaluator="string-compare" condition="my prefix:submitStart"

2017-03-25 23:39:39 GMT <fwu> is that right?

2017-03-25 23:39:49 GMT <fwu> and inside it a form for the workflow details

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