Automatic job sequencing

You have the possibility to open the next task window automatically without having to go through the task list again. This option is primarily an ergonomic option, but it can be very useful depending on the situation.

Automatically open the following task

In order for the tasks to link together correctly, it is necessary that the user of the current task is also assigned to the task that is to open automatically.

In Design, you can find this option in the lower part of the control panel of the task that should open automatically:

Use cases

A two-part form

For ergonomic reasons, the form is split into several parts so that it is not too large and indigestible for the user. Once the first half of the form has been validated, the second half (framed in red) will be automatically proposed.

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Splitting a form in two

Display the right form

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Extract from a purchase requisition process

In a purchase requisition process where the first step is to select whether the answer is “IT” or “Office Automation”:
Depending on the answer, the appropriate task will automatically open (one of the two framed tasks) with the form specific to the selected category.

Apply a treatment (script or service)

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Searching for information before display

In a process, a user enters information about a user (his email for example). A search is then carried out by a service in order to collect all the information related to the email address provided. The task that displays the information then opens after processing is complete.

Attention

In this case, the service task may take some time, the next task (even if the assignment is correct and automatic opening is checked) will not open: the application of refresh time is required.

Define a refresh time

Set a refresh time is used to determine a time period (in milliseconds) before the next task starts. This is used in particular when an important processing has to be done beforehand by a script or a service.

This way, you can be sure that the processing has had time to run smoothly by requiring the next task to open only 2 seconds (in the example) after the previous task has been completed.

The refresh time will occur immediately after completion of the task for which it is set.

Updated on 13 November 2020

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