DriveWorks Pro 16: Change Child Specification State [send feedback...]

Change Child Specification State

The Change Child Specification State task will change the state of the child specifications as defined by the properties of the control.

This task can be used to Transition Child Specifications from one State to another. This can be used on any Transition in the Parent Specification.

If the Child Specification creates documents on this State, make sure the parent Transition is not being run by DriveWorks Live and IIS.


Property NameDescription
DefinitionNamesOnly child specifications for the given control names will be changed. Use a pipe bar '|' to separate multiple control names, or a '*' to apply to all controls.
ProjectNamesOnly child specifications based on projects with the given names will be changed. Use a pipe bar '|' to separate multiple project names, or a '*' to apply to all projects.
StateNameThe name of the target state to which to change matching child specifications.
TitleChanges the Title (not the name) of the task.

Ensure that the DriveWorks user has permissions to the relevant State in the Child Project.


When this task is added the properties are static by default.
See How To: Change A Static Property To A Dynamic Property to enable rules to be built on these properties.

PropertyExample RuleExample ResultMeaning
DefinitionNames"ChildSpecList1|ChildSpecList2"ChildSpecList1|ChildSpecList2DriveWorks will run this task for controls called ChildSpecList1 and ChildSpecList2
ProjectNames"Project1|Project2"Project1|Project2DriveWorks will look for Projects named Project1 and Project2 in the previous controls.
StateName"Completed"CompletedDriveWorks will change all Projects to this State if it can be found or accessed by the current user.

See Also

Specification Flow Security

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