Disappearing Workflows During Horizontal Migration


22/03/2006

If you work safely within the confines of the COREid Identity admin ui then you are protected by a friendly message that pops up when you add an objectclass to a tab. The message tells you that the operation will fail if you have any pending workflow tickets.

What happens behind the scenes as you add the new objectclass to the tab is that the system also adds the same objectclass to all the workflow definitions associated with that tab.

The take away here is that if you are manually migrating tab definitions from one environment into another you will break workflow definitions in the target environment if there is an objectclass difference contained in the new tab data. When this situation arises the rule is that the tab and all the workflow definitions for that tab must move as a unit.

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