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Custom Workflow XML Description (Master Data Services)

In Master Data Services, the IWorkflowTypeExtender.StartWorkflowmethod is called by SQL Server MDS Workflow Integration Service when a workflow starts. This method receives metadata and data about the item that triggered the workflow business rule as a block of XML. For example code that implements a workflow handler, see Custom Workflow Example (Master Data Services).

The following example shows what the XML that is sent to the workflow handler might look like:

<ExternalAction>
  <Type>TEST</Type>
  <SendData>1</SendData>
  <Server_URL>This is my test!</Server_URL>
  <Action_ID>Test Workflow</Action_ID>
  <Model_ID>5</Model_ID>
  <Model_Name>Customer</Model_Name>
  <Entity_ID>34</Entity_ID>
  <Entity_Name>Customer</Entity_Name>
  <Version_ID>8</Version_ID>
  <MemberType_ID>1</MemberType_ID>
  <Member_ID>12</Member_ID>
  <MemberData>
    <ID>12</ID>
    <Version_ID>8</Version_ID>
    <ValidationStatus_ID>3</ValidationStatus_ID>
    <ChangeTrackingMask>0</ChangeTrackingMask>
    <EnterDTM>2011-02-25T20:16:36.650</EnterDTM>
    <EnterUserID>2</EnterUserID>
    <EnterUserName>MyUserName</EnterUserName>
    <EnterUserMuid>EEF91D48-B673-4D83-B95F-5A363C11DE91</EnterUserMuid>
    <EnterVersionId>8</EnterVersionId>
    <EnterVersionName>VERSION_1</EnterVersionName>
    <EnterVersionMuid>52B788C2-2750-4651-9DB0-2CB05A88AA5A</EnterVersionMuid>
    <LastChgDTM>2011-02-25T20:16:36.650</LastChgDTM>
    <LastChgUserID>2</LastChgUserID>
    <LastChgUserName>MyUserName</LastChgUserName>
    <LastChgUserMuid>EEF91D48-B673-4D83-B95F-5A363C11DE91</LastChgUserMuid>
    <LastChgVersionId>8</LastChgVersionId>
    <LastChgVersionName>VERSION_1</LastChgVersionName>
    <LastChgVersionMuid>52B788C2-2750-4651-9DB0-2CB05A88AA5A</LastChgVersionMuid>
    <Name>Test Customer</Name>
    <Code>TC</Code>
  </MemberData>
</ExternalAction>

The following table describes some of the tags contained in this XML:

Tag

Description

<Type>

The text you entered in the Workflow type text box in Master Data Manager to identify which custom workflow assembly to load.

<SendData>

A Boolean value controlled by the Include member data in the message checkbox in Master Data Manager. A value of 1 means that the <MemberData> section is sent; otherwise the <MemberData> section is not sent.

<Server_URL>

The text you entered in the Workflow site text box in Master Data Manager.

<Action_ID>

The text you entered in the Workflow name text box in Master Data Manager.

<MemberData>

Contains the data of the member that triggered the workflow action. This is included only if the value of <SendData> is 1.

<Enterxxx>

This set of tags contains metadata about the creation of the member, such as when it was created and who created it.

<LastChgxxx>

This set of tags contains metadata about the last change made to the member, such as when the change was made and who made it.

<Name>

The first attribute of the member that was changed. This example member contains only Name and Code attributes.

<Code>

The next attribute of the member that was changed. If this example member contained more attributes, they would follow this one.

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