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eZ Publish 4: Enterprise Web Sites Step-by-Step by Francesco Trucchia, Francesco Fullone

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Some steps into the workflows

A workflow is a sequence of predefined operations assigned to the system, to a user, or to a user group, that have to be executed in a predefined order.

This functionality can be used—for example—to create an approval procedure for articles, or to notify a user when a particular event happens.

eZ Publish allows the creation of workflows, and assigns them to triggers in order to easily manage tasks and, moreover, to provide us with an API for creating custom workflows for our extensions.

The default workflow events

eZ Publish exposes five default workflow events:

  • Approve
  • Wait until date
  • Multiplexer
  • Simple Shipping
  • Payment Gateway

All of these can be used together in a cascade to create complex behavior, or can be used one-by-one ...

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