Workflow associated with reply is unable to reference user specifications in parent entry

  • 7014333
  • 19-Dec-2013
  • 20-Feb-2015


Novell Vibe 3.x


If the entry and it's replies are associated with different workflows then the workflow associated with the reply is unable to reference the parent entry's data (such as user lists like "Manager", "Assignee", etc.).

For example, consider this scenario:
  • Entry-A has a workflow Workflow-A. 
  • Entry-B is a reply to Entry-A and has workflow Workflow-B.
    Note: Entry-A and Entry-B are different entry types (i.e. different entry definitions)
  • Workflow-B has notifications and/or workflow questions whose responders are identified by custom attributes on Entry-A but since this workflow has no visibility to Entry-A, it fails to access the attributes of Entry-A.


A fix for this issue is available in the Vibe 3.4 Hot Patch 1, available via the Novell Patch Finder.