Task Engine 10.11 | Task Engine Webhelp | webMethods Task Engine User's Guide | Working with Tasks in My webMethods | Working with Collaboration Tasks | Creating a Collaboration Task
Creating a Collaboration Task
With proper permissions, you can create a collaboration a task on the task's Collaboration tab.
*To create a collaboration task
1. In My webMethods: Navigate > Applications > Monitoring > Business > Tasks > My Inbox, or select a task type inbox.
2. In the results list, click the Task ID or Custom ID link to open the task you want to modify.
3. On the Details page, click the Collaboration tab.
4. Do one of the following:
*If no collaboration tasks exist for this task, click Create Child Task.
*If one or more collaboration tasks exist, select the parent task, or any child task, to indicate which task you want to create the collaboration task for, and click Create Child Task. If properly enabled, a child task can also serve as a parent task for additional collaboration tasks.
5. Specify the following task information for the collaboration task:
*Collaboration Task Type—select a task type from a list of all the available task types that can be used to create a collaboration task, as specified on the Task Engine Administration page. If no tasks types have been specified, the list is empty.
*Name—The name of the collaboration task. This field is automatically filled out by Task Engine to a concatenation of the Task Type name and the assignee names after you select one or more assignees. You can replace this text with your own value.
*Description—(optional) The description you want to assign to the task.
*Priority—(optional) The priority you want to assign to the task.
*Expiration Date—(optional) The date on which the task will be placed in expired status. Click the calendar icon to set the date.
*Time—(optional) A specific time of day on which the expiration will take place.
*Assignees—(optional) A list of the user names to which the collaboration task has been assigned. Click Pick to search for and specify one or more user names. If you do not specify a user name, the collaboration task will be unassigned upon creation. It will appear in Task List Management and can be assigned from there.
*Queue Task Immediately—A check box option that controls whether the task is started immediately upon creation or is deferred for later starting. Enabled by default.
*Mandatory — A check box option that controls whether the task is a mandatory task or not. If a task is specified as mandatory, the corresponding parent task can be marked as completed only when the status of all the mandatory child tasks is Completed, Error, Canceled, or Expired.