Using the standard hyperlink action on the transition path in WEBCON BPS 2020. Instant transition to a sub-workflow using the hyperlink action.
So it is possible?
Most of the examples on the web show the usage of the WEBCON BPS hyperlink action as a menu button. However not everyone knows that this action can be also configured on a transition path to navigate between workflow instances.
If you are interested how configure hyperlink action as a menu button check: The Hyperlink action at WEBCON technical blog.
Although the action configured as a menu button allows you to go to an outside address of the application domain, configuring this action on the transition path no longer allows it. If you are using this action on transition path, you can only navigate only within the domain where the application is located.
Sample usage scenario and process configuration
Suppose we have a process to register incoming correspondence. As part of the correspondence registration document flow, the user selects the type of incoming correspondence form type and registers the sub-workflow of chosen form type. Then the system automatically redirects user to the registered document workflow instance.
On the form, I have prepared an form field that returns all types of incoming correspondence form (excluding main workflow). The configuration is shown below:
On the “Register choosed workflow” path, I configured 2 actions. The first one creates an instance of a sub-workflow of chosen form type. The second action is the hyperlink action that redirects the user to a registered sub-workflow instance.
In the configuration of the action that registers the sub-workflow, select the option to save the identifier of the registered workflow instance. In my case it is a text technical form field named “[TECH] Sub-workflow WFD_ID”.
Finally, configure the hyperlink action that will redirect user to registered sub-workflow instance. You can use the “Hyperlink Open Element (…)” function as is shown below.