I have a business process that starts from multiple forms and generally follows the same flow of activities/approvals. Rather than having two separate process, I wanted to keep all the forms in the same process, however it looks like this isn't possible. Is that a technical limitation or design choice?
Why can't you have multiple starting events in one Forms business process?
Multiple start events are allowed in BPMN, but are not possible in Laserfiche Forms quite yet. We will continue to add features to the Process Modeler, so it's likely you'll see the ability to use multiple start events in a future version of Forms. I'll mention this feature request to the team.
As an update to this post, we have started some initial work on additional ways to start processes. One of those is a starting event concept that would allow processes to be started by different triggers (like a form submission, timer, or repository events). We also are looking in to form on-submit actions that could allow multiple different forms to start the same process or one form to start multiple processes. There is no timeline for these features at this point.
Are we getting closer to a possible solution to this question? Similar to others I have one process for an organization that i would like to start with two different forms without doing creating separate Business Processes.
Any updates regarding these?
I have multiple forms but one process only. How can I select each form in one starting form?
Any luck on getting this added to a future version? I have a timecard form that tracks the hours people work each day and what they work on. Team 2 must fill this out every day, whereas Team 1 only needs to fill this out when they assist Team 2. Thus we have the process setup now so they start it by going to the URL or clicking the "Start Process" link for it. What we want is to have this form automatically assigned to each person in Team 2 every morning but still be able to manually start it as they do now for Team 1.
To make this happen, our current design has a scheduled Workflow that triggers the process each morning, invoking the process for each person in Team 2 and thus assigning it to them. This is working fine except we do not have access to the Workflow server (that is another group) and thus any time staff changes we have to wait for the Workflow to be manually updated.
What we'd like is to have the Process either be able to be started manually or on a timer, thus allowing us to maintain who automatically gets the form instead of needing Workflow. Another option would be to have another Process that runs on a timer and triggers the start of the timecard process. While it is nice to have Workflow to do a lot of this, it will make it much easier for the end users to build/manage if some of this functionality was also provided directly in Forms.
I feel like this might be doable.
Can we not use a Start that goes to a gateway that will use the username of the starter of the process to identify which starting form to use?
Any progress on this concept?
Has there been any progress on being able to have multiple starting forms? Currently I have a number of forms which I've had to separate into different processes due to this limitation. I think this is a very important feature to have.
Can I get a status update or viable workaround?