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So you re feeling a little let down. All of the work and gyrations in this chapter leads to what feels like a hollow victory. Yep, join the club. When I was writing this chapter, I was constantly fighting with myself over whether it should be included. I ve already mentioned that it is not officially supported by Microsoft. The examples I was working through in the book were small potatoes. Should I just drop it and write a chapter about something else Even a chapter on alpaca farming might be more useful. In the end, it took a few comments from one of my technical reviewers (thanks, Eilene!) and some more thought on just what functionality this solution provided to convince me that the material really did provide value. Here are some of the thoughts I had as I came to peace with the material: While the functionality would not be widely used in Office 2007 workflows, when it was used, it would be a major boon to the situation. The examples in the chapter were intentionally kept simple only one rule per ruleset and even then just working with simple integer values. I did this to keep the focus on the solution, not the scenario. There is nothing that prevents your rulesets from being incredibly complex, including any of the following, just to name a few options: Calling external objects or web services. Setting multiple values as part of a Then condition. Including multiple rules per ruleset. As hinted at in the complex ruleset example back in the Cleanup in Aisle 4 sidebar, the ability to handle extremely complex scenarios is built into the WF framework. We re just tapping into a tiny piece of it. We re only creating one ruleset per workflow template in our examples. The solution, however, supports multiple rulesets per workflow template. This means that each instance of a workflow template can have its own ruleset. So, for example, if you create a single Approval workflow template, each department that implements it can have their own ruleset to customize the processing to meet their needs. Rulesets are stored as XML files in the SharePoint document library. The full document-management capabilities (also including the record-management capabilities) are available to you for approval, versioning, and so forth. You can also easily move these documents around if you need to support multiple environments. Flexibility is a strong suit of this solution. All you ve really hard-coded into your workflow is that a decision needs to be made at a certain point and that the workflow will react to that decision. You have not locked in any details of what goes into making that decision. In addition, the functionality does not need to be limited to true decision-based rules. As seen in our final walkthrough, a condition can be set such that it always executes (i.e., if 1=1). In this case, the ruleset is not making a decision, but the Then condition will still execute. What you have on your hands now is a simple process to allow nontechnical (albeit still trained) business users to maintain their workflows. The core interface is all built at most you ll need to tweak things a bit to fit into your specific situation. So, yes, on the surface, this chapter may not seem like much of a big deal. In the end, though, the sky s the limit Houston, we do indeed have liftoff. Where you go from here is entirely up to you.
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We covered a lot of ground in this chapter. Here s a quick refresher: Rules allow your workflow to take alternate execution paths, based on identified conditions. Among other things, without rules as separately definable entities: A workflow locks a business process in as a snapshot in time. Business logic is tightly intertwined with processing logic. Documenting and tracking business logic is made more difficult. Simple conditions, based on values and variables known at the time the workflow is created, can be handled more easily within the confines of the workflow itself. Rules allow you to future-proof your workflows. All you ve really hard-coded into your workflow is that a decision needs to be made at a certain point and that the workflow will react to that decision. You have not locked in any details of what goes into making that decision. There are two types of simple conditions Code Conditions and Declarative Rule Conditions. Various activities support simple conditions. IfThenElse, While, ConditionedActivityGroup, and so forth all include some basic facility for logical evaluation. None of them provide anywhere near the possibility of the Policy activity. A ruleset is a collection of business rule definitions that together serve to describe the full logic of a solution. Rulesets are incredibly powerful, supporting various reevaluation conditions, prioritybased execution ordering, and multiple chaining scenarios. Chaining refers to the process of having the execution of one rule cause another rule to be reevaluated. Chaining is built on dependencies between rules within a ruleset. When one rule updates a value that is used by the condition of another rule, the second rule is considered to be dependent on the first. Dependencies can be identified implicitly (the default), based on attributes, or explicitly. The ultimate goal of this chapter is to provide functionality that allows for the management of rulesets entirely divorced from the process of building a workflow.
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