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totaldis

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So we just started using Metastorm and our training was lackluster.

I have a work flow that requires multiple sub processes. In a perfect situation it is just a straight line through the parent process to each sub process. I have 7 sub process stages setup in the parent process with rendezvous actions linking them together. I also have another set of rendezvous actions in the parent process off of each sub process pointing to archives (in case a sub process wants to end here). 

We would like a seamless workflow to the user. In other words, start the process from Blank Forms and have it continue to open each form as it progresses through all sub processes. Essentially we do not want the user to have to go back to the web client, refresh the to do list and click on the next stage.

So with a bit of what I consider a hack I have the first sub process 'continue' ACTION (which goes to archive in sub1 for rendezvous with parent) open the form for the next sub process. This way it allows the user to have an editable form before they end up in the first sub process 2 stage. But after that it drops to the stage in sub process 2 and you have to re-click the foldesr in the ToDo list. 

So my questions after the overly descriptive context:

How do you link sub processes together within a parent process without having to ever re-click the folder in the ToDo list? 
Is there a .Net or JS function we can use to run onStageStart in the sub processes to open a folder for edit? 
Is there a more natural way to build the workflow to accommodate this?

Is this too long for a first question post?

Thanks for the help in advance,

totaldis

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BMellert

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Without knowing your exact needs/requirements, I wonder if using subprocesses is really how you should be implementing this solution.  It sounds to me like you are taking an action, moving the folder to another stage (subprocess) for another action, followed by others doing the same thing.  Are you firing off all of the subprocesses at once, or one at a time?
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totaldis

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Each sub process are linked by the parent process through rendezvous stages. They move in order not all at once. Everything works as I would like it to, except the part that after each sub process when they move back to the parent the folder cannot be reopened. Which means the user has to click the to do list and pick up where they last left off.

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