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Release Document(s)

The Release Documents task will release any or all of the required Document outputs as defined in the Stage 4: Output Rules > Documents - Files.

Document Outputs that will be released by this task include:

  • Export Form
  • Word Document
  • Excel Workbook
  • Export To Calculation Table
  • ODBC Data Export
  • Export Group Table
  • DriveWorks 3D File
  • Text Document
  • XML Document (Simple)
  • XML Document (Advanced)
  • Referenced File
  • SQL Server Data Export
  • Export Simple Table
  • Copied File (No Rules)

The Email Output Document type has a separate task and therefore is not processed by this task.

The Triggered Action Document is processed as a result of the trigger applied to the settings in the Document type.

An example of this in use can be seen in the Default Specification Flow. It is available on the Enter State event on both the Pending and Completed States. The task in the Default Specification Flow also incorporates a Condition that checks the Setting: Document Generation Behavior


Property NameDescription
DocumentsThe names of the Documents to release. Delimit multiple Document names with a pipe bar '|' or use a '*' to release all Documents.
TitleChanges the Title (not the name) of the task.


This task has different types of Outputs. For more information about Outputs see Specification Macros Task Node.

Outputs are only available within Specification Macros. Currently Outputs are not available Specification Flow.

Data Outputs

Output NameDescription
Released DocumentsThis returns a pipebar delimited list (|) of all Documents that were successfully released.

Status Outputs

This task supports Status Outputs. These can be used to perform different actions depending on what the status outcome of the task is. For more information see Status Outputs in the Task Node Outputs section of Specification Macros Task Node.


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.

Example Data

  • Quote
  • Cutting List
  • Covering Letter


Property NameExample RuleExample ResultMeaning
Documents"Quote"QuoteThe Name of the Document to released.
Documents"*"*This will release all the Document in the Project.
Documents"Quote|Covering Letter"Quote|Covering LetterThe Names of the Document to released separated using a pipebar (|) delimited list.

The Output results for the examples would be:

Output NameOutput Value
Released DocumentsQuote
Released DocumentsQuote|Cutting List|Covering Letter
Released DocumentsQuote|Covering Letter

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