Copying Workflow Reports to a Custom Application

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The Workflow building block comes with reports to configure and run the workflow. To use these as part of your custom application, you have to copy the files to your custom application. This article assumes you have already established your own custom application with the root folder \\Default\<yourapplicationame>. The files shipped with the Workflow building block should be stored in this folder.

Exporting and Importing Workflow Files

Export the files from the Workflow building block to a *.pb file. First go to Report DesignerModels, then right click on Workflow and choose Export.

The pop up window prompts you to save the files as a *.pb file.

Create a Workflow folder in your root folder under Report DesignerNewNew folder:

Then right-click on the folder you have created, and import.

Import the *.pb file you exported from the Workflow Building Block.

Here is what your folder should look like:

The folder contains some subfolders that were part of the deployment of the Workflow building block. These are not required in the custom application and can be deleted:

Your report transfer is now complete!

Adjusting values in your Resources Workflow Report

While still in the Default section of the Report Designer, navigate to Configuration Reports > ResourcesWorkflow in your custom application folder. This report shows a database with all your global recources. Locate ResourcesWorkflow!rngModel and change its corresponding Value in from Workflow to your individual custom application name:

Please Note: your own report may look different than the example above. 

If, for some reason, your custom application was not saved under Default, another quick change is necessary. Locate ResourcesWorkflow!rngApplicationFolder in the RecourcesWorkflow report. Its corresponding value reads: @//Default/"&rngModel&"/Workflow","@//Models/"&rngModel. Simply replace the word Default in this value sequence with the name of the location in which your custom application is stored.