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Setting the Alert Message in Loopback actions with Metastorm [Quick Tip]

Posted by Sascha Cutura on 31 July 2014

Sometimes we get questions from our customers to very fundamental functionality in OpenText MBPM. One of them was regarding the Alert Message which is visble to users in the ToDo- and Watchlist when using Loopback actions. When using a Loopback action, by default the action updates the Alert Message with the action name of the Loopback action itself. This might not be the expected result. In some cases, the prefered result is to show the previous message, the one which was responsible for the folder ending up at a specific stage. The following quick tip is based on a short cut solution which has been made available by Metastorm many years ago.

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Topics: OpenText MBPM, Metastorm BPM, Metastorm Designer, Quick Tip, GetEarlierMessage, Loopback Action

How to use Dynamic Roles in OpenText MBPM version 9 [Quick Tip]

Posted by Sascha Cutura on 12 June 2014

Sometimes we get questions from our customers to very fundamental functionality in OpenText MBPM. One of the questions we received recently was around the topic Dynamic Roles and today I post this as a Quick Tip for Metastorm.

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Topics: OpenText MBPM, Metastorm BPM, Metastorm Designer, Quick Tip, Dynamic Role

How good is your OpenText MBPM v9 Knowledge? [Quiz]

Posted by Sascha Cutura on 02 February 2014

Think you know everything there is to know about OpenText MBPM? Prove it with this quiz and let us know on Twitter @convedo how you did.

Key Concepts and Architecture

  1. What is the visual representation of structured activities that are broken down into stage(s) and action(s)?
  2. What is the connection point for the Metastorm BPM Designer to deploy BPM processes into the Metastorm Database?
  3. What is the name of the list of forms which initiate a listed process?
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Topics: OpenText MBPM, Metastorm Controls, Metastorm Designer, Metastorm v9

Create a PDF document from a Rich Text control in OpenText MBPM 9.x

Posted by Sascha Cutura on 30 January 2014

Recently one of our Opentext MBPM customers asked us how to produce a PDF document from data entered into a Rich Text control. We have implemented this functionality into other Metastorm processes in the past and today I thought it would be a good time to share with you a little snippet to get you started.

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Topics: OpenText MBPM, Metastorm BPM, Metastorm Controls, Metastorm Designer, Metastorm v9, Metastorm Shortcuts

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