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Workflow management in sharepoint portal server 2003

  Asked By: Jessie    Date: Feb 26    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 6273

I have been trying to set up workflow managemnt (approval routing,
serial/parallel) sharepoint portal server 2003. It was quite straight
forward in sharepoint portal server 2001. But it doesnt seem so in
sharepoint portal server 2001. In fact the only help I could find on
workflow maanagemt was this,

Binding to a Document Library Event Handler
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services includes changes that allow you
to bind an event handler to a document library. With this feature,
you can use document library events to start other processes, such as
workflow processes. You can develop managed code that takes advantage
of document library events and create an application based on Windows
SharePoint Services to perform whatever actions you need. When you
combine document libraries, your own event-handling managed code, and
possibly XML forms, you can create complex workflow processes that
are easy for users to work with.

For example, in the healthcare industry, when a new patient is
admitted to a hospital, there is a lot of paperwork that needs to be
generated, and it needs to be done in a specific order. You can write
an application that interacts with XML forms in a document library to
do such things as:

Track when a new admissions form is added to the document library.
Extract the insurance information and forward it to the billing
Notify the staff in the appropriate section of the hospital to pull
the patient's chart.
Tracking Events in Document Libraries
The following events can be tracked for document libraries.

Event Description
Insert A new document is added to the document library.
Update An existing document is edited.
Delete An existing document is deleted.
Move A document is moved or renamed.
Copy A document or folder is copied.
Check In A document is checked in.
Check Out A document is checked out.
Cancel Check-Out Changes made to a checked out document are undone.

For more information about writing managed code to interact with
document library events, see the Microsoft Windows SharePoint
Services Software Development Kit.

Enabling Document Library Events
If you want to allow developers in your organization to use the
document library events to write code, you must enable this feature
at the virtual server level.

Enable document library events for a virtual server
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools,
and then click SharePoint Central Administration.
Under Virtual Server Configuration, click Configure virtual server
On the Virtual Server List page, click the name of the virtual server
you want to configure.
On the Virtual Server Settings page, under Virtual Server Management,
click Virtual server general settings.
On the Virtual Server General Settings page, in the Event Handlers
section, next to Event handlers are, select On.
Click OK.
After the feature is enabled, you can write code to handle the
events, and then specify the code to use for a particular document
library in the document library settings.

Enable document library events for a specific document library
On the appropriate Web site, navigate to the document library you
want to monitor.
Under Actions, click Modify columns and settings.
Under General Settings, click Change advanced settings.
In the Event Handler section, in the Assembly name box, type the
strong name of the assembly containing the event handler class.
In the Class Name box, type the full class name for the event handler.
Note The Class Name value is case sensitive.

In the Properties box, list any appropriate properties for the event
Click OK.
Note Be aware that event settings are preserved when a document
library is saved as a list template. For more information about
templates, see Working with Templates.

Please dont say I have to write code for every prcess I want to set



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