6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 27, 2008 4:24 AM by HowardTreisman

    Assign Task to Multiple Users

    Stuart Mail Level 1
      If anyone is in the mood for a challenge I've got doozie...

      I'd like to assign a task to multiple users simultaneously, then gather all the tasks back to one user - probably the process initiator.

      Problem is that I don't know how many users the task will be assigned to - that is a decision taken by the task initiator before they submit the initial form by building a list of recipients on the form.

      I can't assign the task to a 'Group' as then it can only be Claimed by one user at a time.

      The key issue is that I need to assign a Task, rather than just eMail the forms to the multiple users, as I need to be able to set Reminders and a Deadline for each recipient user's Task so that after a certain date all the multiple Task Assignments get deadlined back to the initiator if not completed.

      Any ideas welcome ???

      (Howard do you haev a QPAC to do this ;o)
        • 1. Re: Assign Task to Multiple Users
          Level 1
          Hi
          I have a solution for that,email me mergeandfuse@gmail.com. I can help you out.
          thanks
          girish
          • 2. Re: Assign Task to Multiple Users
            Level 1
            Stuart,

            see these construct examples for a starting point:

            Multiple independent instances (shows how you can assign multiple tasks) http://livedocs.adobe.com/livecycle/8.2/wb_help/000189.html

            Multiple instances synchronization (shows how to converge the multiple threads)
            http://livedocs.adobe.com/livecycle/8.2/wb_help/000197.html

            hope that helps
            scott
            • 3. Re: Assign Task to Multiple Users
              Stuart Mail Level 1
              Hi Scott

              Brilliant THANK YOU :)

              I tried using a 'loop' and a counter but I'd not figured out the implication of using a Gateway to stop the 1st Assign trapping the task until that user completed it.

              I'll give it a try l8r.

              Cheers - Stuart
              • 4. Re: Assign Task to Multiple Users
                HowardTreisman Level 1
                We have a component that manages all this for you really elegantly.

                Information here:
                http://avoka.dnsalias.com/confluence/display/Public/Group+Voting+in+LiveCycle

                Download here:
                http://www.avoka.com/apps/checkcookie?qpac=y&qpac_code=avokaESComponents&location=%2Fapps% 2Fqpacdownload

                Howard
                • 5. Re: Assign Task to Multiple Users
                  Stuart Mail Level 1
                  Hi Howard

                  That link to Rendezvous does not work (or on your web site off ES components list either) but I think looked at this and decided it was not what we need.

                  What the customer wants' is the ability for multiple users to concurrently Annotate a Flat version of a form, then for all the annotation to be combined into one 'master review document'.

                  The ideal answer would be to start a Shared Review form within LC ES process but I don't think that is possible...

                  Anyway the other side of this is that they want to be able to add Reminders and Deadlines o each individual review task so the process would need to know who had and had not reviewed the document - which again I think rules out the Shared Review idea.

                  Any further thoughts would be welcome.

                  Best Regards - Stuart
                  • 6. Re: Assign Task to Multiple Users
                    HowardTreisman Level 1
                    Hi Stuart
                    This is an interesting usage, which I'd like to discuss further. Can you email me at: htreisman-at-avoka.com.
                    I'd also like to find out why those links don't work for you - I just tried them again, and they work for me.
                    Howard