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Workflow model question

I have a workflow that has a user task,  that takes in a text field, and I want to print it to the logs.  I have a form key and model that look like this:


<type name="someco:getMessageTask">
        <property name="someco:message">


I have have a then a sequence flow to the end event, and all it does is write to the log.  It looks like this


    <sequenceFlow id="SequenceFlow_2" sourceRef="EnterMessageTask" targetRef="EndEvent_1">
        <activiti:executionListener xsi:type="xsd:anyType" event="start" class="org.alfresco.repo.workflow.activiti.listener.ScriptExecutionListener">
          <activiti:field xsi:type="xsd:anyType" name="script">
            <activiti:string xsi:type="xsd:anyType"><![CDATA[logger.log("Hello, " + someco_message + "!");]]></activiti:string>


When I try and start the workflow,  I get an error message:  (As a site note,  I get this error as soon as I start, it's like alfresco compiles the script before running, which to me, it the exact opposite of what a "script" is)  

"someco_message" is not defined. (AlfrescoJS#1)

Now when I start the workflow with that variable (in the admin console,  "start someco_message=AMessage"  it works fine.  

But why?  I defined that variable in the model for the previous task.  If that's not the way to do it  (And im pretty sure it's not)  What is the point of a task model?  Is there a good tutorial/explanation on how to handle data in a workflow?

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Re: Workflow model question

The problem, as fas as I understand, is this:


If you have that property declared as mandatory, in order to launch the workflow that property should have content. For that reason is you launch from admin console, "start someco_message=AMessage"  it's working... because you are full fill in.

Check this guide made by @jpotts you have a really nice examples where you can start to learn how to make them properly.


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