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:
The text you entered in the Workflow type text box in Master Data Manager to identify which custom workflow assembly to load.
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.
The text you entered in the Workflow site text box in Master Data Manager.
The text you entered in the Workflow name text box in Master Data Manager.
Contains the data of the member that triggered the workflow action. This is included only if the value of <SendData> is 1.
This set of tags contains metadata about the creation of the member, such as when it was created and who created it.
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.
The first attribute of the member that was changed. This example member contains only Name and Code attributes.
The next attribute of the member that was changed. If this example member contained more attributes, they would follow this one.