These are chat archives for effektif/effektif

26th
Jan 2016
Stefano
@esseti
Jan 26 2016 17:51
hello, is it possible to start a process from another process?
i've process A that sends an email to the email that is used for triggering of B. but it does not start. if i send email from gmail then works.
Peter Hilton
@hilton
Jan 26 2016 18:16
Hi, that's not built-I
I yet
Tom Baeyens
@tombaeyens
Jan 26 2016 18:16
using emails to start another process is prevented. we had a problem with loops earlier. we will add the call activity as a feature later
Peter Hilton
@hilton
Jan 26 2016 18:16
aarg - mobile fail
Tom Baeyens
@tombaeyens
Jan 26 2016 18:16
hehe
Stefano
@esseti
Jan 26 2016 18:16
thanks. when more or less?
Peter Hilton
@hilton
Jan 26 2016 18:16
You need a Call Activity
Stefano
@esseti
Jan 26 2016 18:17
yes i know, but it's not in the palette
Peter Hilton
@hilton
Jan 26 2016 18:17
It's planned for the next month or two.
Stefano
@esseti
Jan 26 2016 18:17
ok, cool.
Peter Hilton
@hilton
Jan 26 2016 18:18
You can't do that with an email task and email trigger, because we ignore Effekt
if notifications to avoid loops
oh, Tom already said that
Stefano
@esseti
Jan 26 2016 18:18
i understood. in case i'll make an ad hoc rest service that can be called via JS and that sends the email with some limits on the usage
Tom Baeyens
@tombaeyens
Jan 26 2016 18:20
that could work, but i can’t tell by heart
Stefano
@esseti
Jan 26 2016 18:21
ok, no problem it should somehow. or does it check that emails ?
Peter Hilton
@hilton
Jan 26 2016 18:21
Related: today I started experimenting with the experimental Variable Mapping activity type, to make the trigger email body available in a script task, so I can parse JSON from a trigger email.
It should work if you send mail from your own web service. Just no infinite loops please.
Stefano
@esseti
Jan 26 2016 18:23
yes, i can image that that may be a problem. i'll try to avoid it if possible.
Tom Baeyens
@tombaeyens
Jan 26 2016 18:31
rather then sending an email, you could also perform an http request to start a workflow. but this is really hacky. as you have to reverse engineer the http request.
Stefano
@esseti
Jan 26 2016 18:48
seems rather more complex that the email approach.