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Sub-Process in Document Routing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000126684D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Jul-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jul-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Content Manager will expand on the workflow function offered in prior releases. One enhancement will be the addition of Sub-Process functionality. This type of work node will be modelled by the CM graphical Builder as a nested process. Any valid process can be a subprocess of another process. A Sub-Process can be on a sequential route or on one of the parallel routes. Sub-Process encapsulates a process to allow simpler modeling by reusing definitions. A few additional characteristics about subprocess are listed below: An entry in a route list of a process needs additional information to indicate the type of a work node for the "From Node" and "To Node". The type could be a work node or a process (as a subprocess in this process). Terminate process: If a user terminates process B which was called from process A, both processes A and B will be terminated. Suspend process (and resume process): If a user suspends/resumes process B which was called from process A, both processes A and B be suspended/resumed.