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Workflow in web site.

By Aisec ·
I want to develop a web site with hyperlinks to documents. But, the trick is in that I need a workflow integrated.
For example. Lets say we have>
User A -> Boss of user A

And user A wants to modify a WORD document. He makes the changes, but inorder for the changes to take effect, the approval of his boss is required. When Boss approves, the old document has to be erased and the approved document will take its place.
Any help_? Know any open source programs/freeware that do it?

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by Oliver W. In reply to Workflow in web site.

Hi,
there are 2 products from microsoft, that can do this trick:
1. Exchange 2000 - there you can assign email workflows
2. SharePoint Portal Server - a knowledge management tool witch has a web interface and is workflow enabled...
download the beta @ http://www.microsoft.com/Servers/Sharepoint/

hope that helps,
oliver

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by Aisec In reply to Workflow in web site.

Exchange and Sharepoint are excellent programs. But what I want is to Design my own product. I just wanted to know if there is something like a java program. I want it real plain and simple. Maybe a java code with access to plain text files (as a database).

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by SwEngrInAtlanta In reply to Workflow in web site.

At a different company, we used Lotus Notes (version 3) to handle document workflow. With R5, you can enable the same forms on the web. There are probably a number of 3rd party vendors, possibly freeware for this. With any workflow system, be sure to assign someone the responsibility to maintain the boss/user list and other lists, otherwise the system becomes out of date quickly.

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by Aisec In reply to Workflow in web site.

Lotus is an excellent programs. I've seen what i wanted developed in Lotus. But what I want is to Design my own product as a stand-alone web application. I just wanted to know if there is something like a java program. I want it real plain and simple. Maybe a java code with access to plain text files (as a database).

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by tdavenport In reply to Workflow in web site.

What you many want to consider to creating a managed workflow that is read from a table.

Basically as user has a role and in that role (tblRoles) they can do things that you read from a actionsmatrix (tblActionMatrix).

If the actionmatrix saysthey are approved then let them do it.

You can read many discussion on Configuration management (CM) by doing web searchs.

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by emery In reply to Workflow in web site.

Well if you want to design your own program to do that, then I would suggest a web application server. go to www.allaire.com and get the coldfusion server, it is not cheap but there aret alot of things that you can do. example
you can use mySQL database (for storing workflow info) and CF language to actually build the application. It has built in tags that supports upload and download of files. Or you can also develop the application using ASP or PHP (they're free -www.php.org)
hope this helps.

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