Enhancements in SharePoint 2013 Workflows.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

I was Deep Diving in SharePoint 2013 Workflow. Find So many new things in SP2013 like new architect. this time workflow is not running in side the SharePoint. its working with azure workflow. new important Enhancements which area really great.

  1.   finally Loop is fully integrated actions. 
  2.   new Feature called "Workflow Stages"  for SPD Preview 2013 no need to create state Machine workflow .
  3.  new Actions like "Start a Task Process","Assign a task" .
  4.  "Call Web Service" Action use data from web-service in workflow.
  5.  new Variables types like "Dictionary Type Variables" for an array.  
  6.  absence of Design View in SharePoint 2013.  
  7. Visual Studio 2012 workflow project type support;
  8. Support for creating custom actions.
  9. Based On Windows Workflow 4.0.

    New Actions in SP2013 Workflow

    Action Description
    Assign a Task Assigns a single workflow task to a user or group.
    Start a Task Process Initiates execution of a task process.
    Go to This Stage Specifies the next stage in a workflow to which flow control should be handed.
    Call HTTP Web Service Functions as a method call to a Representational State Transfer (REST) endpoint.
    Start a List Workflow Starts a list-scoped workflow.
    Start a Site Workflow Starts a site-scoped workflow.
    Build DynamicValue Creates a new variable of type DynamicValue.
    Get Property from DynamicValue Retrieves a property value from a specified variable of type DynamicValue.
    Count Items in DynamicValue Returns the number of rows in a variable of type DynamicValue.
    Trim String Removes all leading and trailing white-space characters from the current string.
    Find Substring in String Returns 1-based index of the first occurrence of one or more characters, or the first occurrence of a string, within a string.
    Replace Substring in String Returns a new string in which all occurrences of a specified character or string are replaced with another specified character or string.
    Translate Document Functions as a wrapper around the HTTP activity that calls the synchronous translation API. You must configure a Machine Translation Service Application for the SharePoint site on which you run the workflow.
    Set Workflow Status Updates workflow status as specified in message string.
    Create a Project from Current Item [Microsoft Project] Creates a Project Server project based on the current item.
    Set the current project stage status to this value [Microsoft Project] Sets the two status fields within the current stage of the project.
    Set the status field in the idea list item to this value [Microsoft Project] Updates the status field of the original SharePoint list item.
    Wait for Project Event [Microsoft Project] Pauses the current instance of the workflow to await a specified Project event: Project checked in, Project committed, Project submitted.
    Set this field in the project to this value [Microsoft Project] Sets the value for th

but i am really enjoy allot. with these new tools. on every step its feel like when you get new toy in my childhood.
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