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:
*Word Document and Excel Workbook Documents
Ensure Microsoft Office is installed on all DriveWorks machines that will process this Task.
Microsoft Office and DriveWorks Live running as a service through IIS
Services (IIS) do not have access to many applications, especially COM programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
When using DriveWorks Live and IIS please read the following articles for information on where to place this Task.
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
|Documents||The names of the Documents to release. Delimit multiple Document names with a pipe bar '|' or use a '*' to release all Documents.|
|Title||Changes the Title (not the name) of the task.|
|Property Name||Example Rule||Example Result||Meaning|
|Documents||"Quote"||Quote||The Name of the Document to released.|
|Documents||"*"||*||This will release all the Document in the Project.|
|Documents||"Quote|Covering Letter"||Quote|Covering Letter||The Names of the Documents to be released separated using a pipebar (|) delimited list. E.g the Quote and Covering Letter.|
The Output results for the examples would be:
|Output Name||Output Value|
|Released Documents||Quote|Cutting List|Covering Letter|
|Released Documents||Quote|Covering Letter|
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.
|Released Documents||This returns a pipebar delimited list (|) of all Documents that were successfully released.|
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:
Success with Warnings
Failed (one of the following occurred)