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Spam: Review Promotion Request - Conditional

Wow....this is easy. I like it!! Thanks Mike!



Mike Kramer


AirBorn Inc.



(cell) 802.324.0244



kramerm@airborn.com <">mailto:jacksond@airborn.com>



From: Lockwood,Mike,IRVINE,R&D [
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Spam: Review Promotion Request - Conditional

Glad to hear that it' working. It's concerning that you are using the Review instead of the Approval process though.

A few inconvenient facts:

- The Approval process doesn't promote anything until it is duly approved. Most every business needs to run with this control function

- The Review process is a lot more like "I'm setting this to Released and I'm just letting you know." Any business that runs this way has no control function and chaos will of quickly result. Smiley Happy The Review process makes perfect sense for some things that don't require strict control but not product data in general.

So, it's likely that no real business can use Promotion as supplied (with both the Approve and Review workflows mapped in the preference) where the user creating the Promotion Request selects from requiring approval or not. It's a lot like "I'm giving myself a raise and I'm just letting you know in case you'd like to comment. Note that in the workflow as supplied, the Promotion Request is approved and an email is sent to that effect prior to anyone getting a chance to review it. It's really lousy that this fact is not brought out clearly by PTC in 64 font bold red letters.

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From: Lockwood,Mike,IRVINE,R&D [
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Spam: Review Promotion Request - Conditional

Hi Mike....this just shows how unfamiliar I am with this process.



Someone had "tweaked" the OOTB workflows that our promotion process
uses. In our "Promotion Request Approval Process" workflow, the "Review
Promotion Request" activity seems to have been moved so that it comes
after the "Set State Approved" robot instead of the "Set State Under
Review" robot.



We are using the Approval process as you describe it. The review task
in that process is what we wanted to remove when an object is promoted
to the obsolescence state. Copying the approval workflow and removing
this activity worked, as long as you set up the promotion preferences as
you originally pointed out. So now any object getting promoted to
Obsolescence will be using a different Approval workflow.



Regardless of which process we use....I will still try to give myself
the raise!! J



Mike Kramer


AirBorn Inc.



(cell) 802.324.0244



kramerm@airborn.com <">mailto:jacksond@airborn.com>



From: Lockwood,Mike,IRVINE,R&D [
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