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Invoke Transition on Existing Specification

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Invoke Transition on Existing Specification

This Specification Flow Task will Transition an existing Specification.


Property NameDescription
Specification IdThe Id of the Specification to Transition.
Transition NameThe name of the Transition to run. The target State cannot be a Running State.
TitleChanges the Title (not the name) of the Task.
Ensure that the DriveWorks user running this Task has permissions to access the Specification and start the Transition.


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.

Property NameExample ruleExample resultMeaning
Specification IdSpecificationIDReturn7Performs the selected Transition on Specification 7 of the current Project.
Transition NameTransitionReturnSaveDriveWorks will move the selected Specification along the Save Transition of the current State in the Specification Flow, if no Save Transition exists no Transition will be performed.

Using the Task in a Specification Macro

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 for Specification Flow.

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.

The status output navigation is as follows:


  • The Task executed successfully, transitioning the existing Specification.

Success with Warnings

  • Should never be fulfilled.


  • Transition name was empty
  • Invalid specification ID (ie. 0)
  • Specification with ID provided could not be found.
  • Transition with name provided could not be found.
  • Cannot transition to a running state.
  • Transition not enabled.
  • General transition error.

See Also

Specification Flow Security