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Our Workflow Version History Details Consistent Investments And Innovation

Version History
2019
April 29

Version 9.5.0.4 - March 18th, 2019

Maintenance Release
  • Fixed issue with multi-dropdown form control
  • Performance upgrade on clsUIModel, load with/without configuration
  • Update acknowledgedOn date time when task is acknowledged
  • Fixed workflow instance name generation index
  • Fixed business object properties that are enumerations
  • Fixed save as template issue on workflow designer
  • Fixed milestone computation for workflow definitions
  • Fixed delimiter issue with save as template functionality on workflow designer
  • Fixed oAuthentication date computation to use culture
  • Fixed workflow definition synchronization compare feature
  • Fixed verify workflow definition exist in tenant while copying
  • Added method on UIModel to get not connected steps
  • Added milestone and waitdatetime steps to the plan & instance report computation
  • Added not connected steps to the definition projection report
  • Added domain name to the Active directory user connector and UI
  • Added single call to get all step inputs, descriptions, display names for performance
  • Workflow designer validation optimized to send only xml for the selected figure
  • Fixed performance improvement on workflow design with PAN feature
  • Added workflow designer load icon
  • Fixed business object properties with circular reference properties
  • Fixed runtime compute for business object properties
  • Fixed culture issue with file trigger
January 8

Version 9.5 - January 9th, 2019

  • .net framework upgraded to v4.5.2
  • JQuery and JQuery-UI upgraded to latest
  • Workflow designer upgrade to use MxGraph library
  • Prevents multiple same connections between steps and performance validation
  • Step names are wrapped, and rendered wrapped
  • Step context menu shows a link to the step help document
  • Workflow designer displays a list of orphan steps
  • Auto layout the process
  • Workflow designer performs automatic design lock/unlock
  • Render previous/next steps for the selected step
  • Folder view for instance expands and shows sub-workflow instances
  • Trims the wait step list
  • Complete wait step gives return value options to select from
  • Render instance shows a list of wait steps
  • Complete parallel waiting steps even with error steps
  • Administrator can complete an error or waiting steps manually
  • Step to make voice calls using Twilio
  • Step to check database has rows
  • Step to remove workflow instances based on date
  • Step to load csv/xls file and instantiate workflow instances
  • Step to generate unique id
  • Step to get/set lookup item value
  • Step to create JSON
  • Step to create XML
  • Step to convert Word to PDF files
  • Decision and eval expression steps validate for single = sign
  • Step to check if file contains words
  • Step to append line to file
  • Step to convert excel to csv file
  • Step to search and replace text
  • Route form step now has same options as the route task step
  • Anonymous task rendering and processing
  • Tasks now support file attachments and displaying of what’s attached
  • Anonymous routed forms
  • Tasks now track who completed the task
  • Displays task configured vs. actual time taken
  • Zip file download of task file attachments
  • Routed tasks now support route to roles
  • Create form definition from file
  • Form definitions now support snapshots
  • Forms deleted are stored in the recycle bin
  • Form definitions perform automatic lock/unlock for designing
  • Export form definition and its related js/css files as a zip file
  • Form definition folders
  • Auto generate form instance name when creating an instance
  • Form instance folders
  • Table context menu to add/remove rows and columns
  • Custom CSS at page level
  • Apply custom css classes on UI controls
  • Apply custom css styling on UI controls
  • Align controls using toolbar buttons
  • Now supports copy/paste functions
  • Now supports undo/redo functions
  • Use the table context menu to add/remove rows and columns
  • Resize images using resize handles on image
  • Now supports keyboard shortcuts
  • Forms designer keep-alive signal
  • Rich text control widget
  • Navigate to URL/open window widget
  • Execute workflow and get results widget
  • HREF control widget
  • Drop down list now supports lookup list values
  • Auto detect pages now let you select all items
  • Now smarter with showing instances under status
  • Instance summary reports by status
  • Dynamic business object with dynamic properties
  • Management UI for database tables and their details
  • Decision table designer user interface
  • Decision table testing user interface
  • Workflow step to process decision tables
  • Enhanced tree-based management user interface
  • Generate event user interface with parameters
  • Server file manager user interface
  • Export/import lookup list items
  • Synchronization of lookup items
  • Emails administrative users about license expiration
  • Menu builder designer and configuration
  • Menu builder runtime displays menu within the FlowWright menu
  • Display form(s) on the menu
  • Product review from the help section and user menu
  • SQL query tool displays data in table format
  • Displays connection string for REST API and tenants
  • Synchronize system and application roles
  • Synchronize email and file system triggers
  • Synchronize decision tables
  • Synchronize workflow definition packages, including related items
  • Display error log by priority or type
  • Clear selected items error log items
  • Send selected error log items to support
  • View documentation and test REST methods from UI
  • REST API authenticate using license key or user password
  • Apply default values and system roles on version upgrades
2018
April 29

Version 9.4.1 - June 25th, 2018

  • Perform batch operations on Workflow Instances
  • Definition projections with task configuration
  • Instance projections with task configuration
  • Dashboard designer no longer uses layouts, free form designing using dashboard widgets
  • Dashboard SQL based number widget
  • Dashboard SQL based table widget
  • Dashboard SQL based pie chart widget
  • Dashboard SQL based bar chart widget
  • Dashboard SQL based line chart widget
  • Dashboard HTML based widget
  • Data types will filter and display invalid data types
  • Definition import dialog show overwrite warning message
  • Email step has an optional from email address
  • Engine context has a method for evaluating expressions
  • Engine context has method for accessing app setting items
  • Forms now has a multi-select drop down widget
  • Forms drop down will show users for selected roles
  • Forms now has a table data widget
  • Form button now support pre and post messages
  • Instance task list now support re-sending task email notifications
  • Instance task list now support task comments
  • Licensing now has single use codes
  • UI for maintaining lookup lists
  • oAuth connection synchronization
  • Render definition will display comments
  • Render definition will display inline comments
  • Render instance will display task comments
  • Status UI contains BI compute configuration
  • Step inputs now accept variables or globals
  • Steps will render and show invalid steps
  • Various steps to deal with Box
  • Various steps to deal with DropBox
  • Various steps to deal with OneDrive
  • Various steps to deal with Google Drive
  • Task step now supports routing to roles
  • Task step now has an optional from email address
  • Tasks now has custom approve/reject button labels
  • Task default approve/reject button labels
  • Workflow designer will auto show step properties after duplicating a step
  • Workflow designer will auto show step properties after placing a step from the toolbox
March 30, 2018

Version 9.4 - March 31st, 2018

  • Workflow designer auto save
  • Workflow designer keep-alive signal
  • Workflow designer select all steps with Ctrl + A
  • Workflow designer create connections to/from steps
  • Workflow designer loading toolbar
  • Sub & dynamic workflow now perform custom validation
  • Double click on sub and dynamic workflow step to open child workflow in the designer
  • Change the line thickness of a connection
  • Connection now supports dotted, dashed or solid lines
  • Workflow designer shows warning icon next to invalid steps
  • Select multiple steps and connections and create templates out of them
  • Sub-workflow definition selection now supports type ahead
  • Search toolbox is now outside of the "All Steps" category
  • Step categories now support sub-categories
  • Template steps now support categories
  • Display/hide "All Steps"
  • Display/hide "Template Steps"
  • Order step categories within the Workflow designer toolbox
  • Reassign tasks within workflow definitions
  • Reassign tasks within workflow instances
  • Launch workflow instance when emails arrive using email triggers
  • Launch workflow instance when files are created in directories using file triggers
  • Define and use globals, globals will only store a single value
  • UI upgrade to toolbars and tabs
  • UI and performance upgrade to history timeline, including on-demand loading
  • UI for updating sub-workflow variables and globals
  • Forgot/reset password functionality with email notifications
  • UI upgrade to manage step categories and sub-categories
  • Template step category management UI
  • Workflow definitions and instances UI remembers last used tab
  • Form definitions and instance UI remembers last used tab
  • UI change to master variables and globals
  • Validate definition(s) from the UI
  • UI to empty recycle bin
  • Render Workflow definition with inline comments, line size and line type
  • Change display order, show/hide definition tabs
  • Change display order, show/hide instance tabs
  • Create new Workflow definition at folder
  • Import/export definition and its sub-workflow definitions as a zip file
  • Set permission at folder level
  • Copy definition and its sub-workflow definitions
  • Render instances will only auto refresh if status is sleeping
  • Export instance and its sub-workflow instances as a zip file
  • Link to EULA from the licensing UI
  • Database changes now adds columns to tables
  • Business objects can have its own delimiters
  • Default values for connection size and color
  • Check for upgrade, with a valid license, will provide a direct link to download
  • UI for configuring auto save settings
  • Auto detect and mport/export steps with sub-categories
  • History avoid duplicate history messages
  • Auto detect of items can be performed using the API
  • Workflow task acknowledgement
  • Send email notifications for expired tasks
  • OAuth connector configuration and authorization
  • OAuth specific steps and data types
2017
April 29

Version 9.3.0.3 - Nov. 29th, 2017

  • BI Report filters
  • Workflow Definition recycle bin
  • Firefox browser certified
  • Realtime engine fix
  • Internal bug fixes
April 29

Version 9.3.0.2 - Nov. 1st, 2017

  • Security permissions for workflow definitions, view, design and remove permissions
  • Definitions are displayed based on permissions, users are able to give view/design/remove permissions to other users
  • Definition security permission management UI
  • Configure what menu items to display for regular users
  • Custom menu injection, display your own menu and UI within the FlowWright UI
  • Validate the definition design using the API
  • Designer will auto update if the master variables have changed
  • Render engine alerts for the workflow instance
  • Render engine alerts for the workflow step
  • Set dashboard as default system dashboard for users and admin
  • Cut, and delete fix for connections between figures
  • Create definition from a selected snapshot
August 17 2017

Version 9.3 - Sept. 7th, 2017

  • Upgraded the designer UI library, fixed some of the designer drag and drop issues
  • Copy/paste from one workflow to another
  • Deleting a step with incoming and outgoing connection keeps the connection
  • Connection with multiple segments are maintained
  • Improved undo/redo support
  • Export/Import step properties in Excel format
  • Definitions can be arranged into Folders
  • Instances are automatically grouped based on Definition Folders
  • Support expiration in months, days, hours or minutes
  • Supports task expiration with options same as the task step
  • Report to display projected start/end timing for all task/choice and sub-workflow steps
  • Report to display actual vs. projected timing for all task/choice and sub-workflow steps
  • Task list shows date/time for start, due, completed in local date/time format for the user
  • Individual archival settings for archiving, finished, errored or aborted workflow instances
  • Individual archival settings for archiving executed or errored events
  • Email notifications of open tasks can be configured and delivered based on a schedule to each user
  • Email notifications of open tasks can be configured and delivered based on a schedule to each user
  • A new web service will provide HTTP GET actions for:

    • Creating and executing an instance
    • Completing a task
  • Keyboard short cuts:

    • Save – Ctrl + s
    • Cut – Ctrl + x
    • Copy – Ctrl + c
    • Paste – Ctrl + p
    • Search – Ctrl + f
    • Grid on/off – Ctrl + g
    • Export PNG – Ctrl + p
    • Redo – Ctrl + y
    • Undo – Ctrl + z
July 14, 2017

Version 9.2.0.2 - July 14th, 2017

  • Statistics service that collects usage data and execution runtime statistics from Workflow Instances
  • Task Activity-Display open and over due tasks grouped by each user
  • Database Steps-Database steps now can change the database on a connection
  • Step Validation context  enhanced
  • Localization-Workflow designer now supports localized languages
  • Localization-Localization maintenance UI and API
  • ESB engine performance counters
  • Workflow engine performance counters
  • Artificial wait for long running processes
  • Artificial waits are rendered on the diagram
  • Workflow engine uses round-robin for processing multiple tenant databases
  • Update license by connecting to cDevWorkflow licensing server
  • Complete upgrade to the forms designer for supporting form widgets
  • Build, maintain and use form widget controls within forms
  • Form Widgets-15 standard UI controls, 15 custom form widgets, including page navigation controls
  • Documentation on how to build Form Widgets – 3 examples
  • Definition step statistics-Display statistics for each step
  • Instance step statistics-Display statistics for each step
  • Version Changes-Apply individual configuration changes
  • Subscribe to cDevWorkflow events using web hooks
  • Worker processes will use system user to authenticate and perform operations
  • Send messages to Azure event hub and service bus
  • Send messages and files to slack channels
  • Send text messages to mobile phones through Twilio sms service
  • Send error, warning and information messages to cDevWorkflow system log
  • List of tasks for the current user in a calendar view
  • Email Step now supports file attachments
  • API is now available as a NuGet package, add all necessary API files right from Visual Studio
June 1, 2017

cDevWorkflow rebrands to FlowWright

cDevWorkflow rebrands to FlowWright 
March-April 2016

Version 9.1.0.6 and 9.1.0.7 - March 3rd, 2017

  • SQL Query tool
  • Instances by user - for admin users only
  • Definitions by user - for admin users only
  • Synchronize dashboards, layouts, widgets and reports
  • 2 new Wait steps
  • Xml to CSV and Excel steps
  • Widgets for displaying error information
  • Maintenance build to 9.1.0.6 - minor updates and fixes
February 13, 2016

Version 9.1.0.5 - February 13th, 2017

  • Use custom row and column delimiters
  • Search and replace existing delimiters with new ones
  • Step interface now offers a validation interface method for performing custom validation
  • Show sub-workflow open tasks for instance
  • Performance optimization on variable and business object expression evaluation
  • Definition comments
  • Create and execute Instances from the designer
  • Rendering of definition comments within the history
  • Definition tags feature
  • New FTP steps for handling FTP operations
  • Bidirectional synchronization between environments
  • Request new steps, data types, etc. from cDevWorkflow through the Configuration Manager UI
  • Workflow designer toolbox upgraded with new look and feel
2016
December 5, 2015

Version 9.1

  • Synchronize data types, steps, events, business objects, workflow definitions, form definitions between cDevWorkflow environments
  • Manage report template files and report data providers. Execute and render reports contents
  • Route tasks to queues, select and assign tasks from the queue to users
  • Manage queues, view items, assign and un assign items from the queue
  • Required fields are red, after entering values turns to green to indicate the field has a value
  • Drag and drop a definition xml file to create the definition
  • Execution iteration compression, only keeps the last execution iteration
  • Form toolbox now has the button control
  • Control what categories of steps a regular user has access to within the workflow designer
  • Configure clean up settings for automatically cleaning error log entries, history items, engine alerts and temporary files
  • Configuration settings for cleaning up archived items automatically
  • Error log will display messages on # of items cleaned up and time taken to clean the items
  • Task open event gets generated within cDevWorkflow when a task is created
  • Step error event gets generated within cDevWorkflow when a step(s) encounter errors while executing
  • Task table with open tasks are displayed with priority colors
  • Engine time setting for no-work, when the engine has no work to perform, engine automatically throttles back to a lower rate to reduce chatter
  • Route tasks to queue step
  • Get users for a role step
  • REST call step
  • Error log will display messages from archival on # of items archived and time taken to archive
  • Send anonymous usage data to cDevWorkflow
August 1, 2015

Version 9.0

  • Manage custom widgets for dashboards
  • Manage graphical layouts for dashboards
  • Manage dashboards
  • A user is able to have any # of custom dashboards
  • Administrator configured system dashboards for users and administrators
  • Storage of foreign characters
  • Archival of Events
  • Generates the definition copy event from within cDevWorkflow
  • Sub-workflow execution priority can be set or inherited from the parent workflow
  • cDevWorkflow engine - uses child worker processes to perform work
  • ESB engine - uses child worker processes to perform work
  • Archival engine - uses child worker processes to perform work
  • Engine services - implements process throttling
  • User Connectors to Active Directory, LDAP and OLEDB, synchronize users from directory services
  • Removal of archived items after a time period
  • Display of dates within the UI  based on the culture setting, computation of dates within cDevWorkflow using the culture setting
  • Change cDevWorkflow application culture from within status UI
  • Import/Export of step templates
  • Change variable values for Workflow Instances
  • Update variables and design for waiting Instances using the definition
  • Cleanup of history and error log items after a configured amount of time
  • Process intensive tasks from the UI are now handled and processed in the background
  • UI implements server side paging for data tables
  • Send license file directly to cDevWorkflow support from UI
  • Send error logs directly to cDevWorkflow support from UI
  • Send Workflow/Form Definitions and Instances directory to cDevWorkflow support from UI
  • 4 new samples for implementing dashboard widgets
March 3, 2015

Version 8.8

  • Complete cDevWorkflow REST API
  • Performance improvements to the cDevWorkflow engine
  • Reprocess and execution of Error events
  • Display Engine events based on Engine Status
  • Improvements to the Event engine
  • Workflow Events are raised based on the Event Configuration, turn on and off each event
  • Display full version number for cDevWorkflow on the status page
  • UI change for all the required fields in all pages and popup windows, left border of fields have a red bar
  • Render a snapshot graphically within the Workflow designer
  • Service status gets a new graphical face lift, including # of items processed by each service and the heartbeat information
  • All dialogues now auto focus the cursor to the first field
  • Show count of steps in each step category
  • Designer toolbox gets a new face lift
  • Toolbar buttons are rearranged to fit smaller resolutions
  • Get the XML definition from the designer toolbar
  • Designer pages now use a consistent background color
  • Closing designer checks if the design is saved, if not, displays dialog to save
  • Designer toolbox shows the step display name
  • Implemented save steps as templates and reuse them from the toolbox
  • Template steps are categorized into “My Template Steps” and “All Template Steps”
  • Designer validation shows steps with required fields that are not completed
  • When the Definition is saved, shows validation for undefined Variables and steps with required properties
  • Step properties that use newline characters are properly escaped and handled
  • Displays type and # of items stored in the cache
  • Auto opens the designer after creating the new definition
  • Tables within cDevWorkflow now remembers sorted columns and # of items to display
  • Change in retrieval of Configuration settings data from App settings to Database stored settings
  • Creation of an undefined category when a step is auto detected
  • Redirect user to “Execute with Params” page if the executed instance contains mandatory variables to be provided
  • The rendered Instance is auto refreshed
  • Export error log as Excel, XML, PDF
  • Rendering of step properties with multiple lines
  • Various engine performance optimizations
  • Performance improvement in Dashboard
  • The Abort icon is enabled only when the instance is in “sleeping” state
  • Inclusion of Abort option in the By Status drop down
  • Changed .Net base version to 4.5
  • cDevWorkflow no longer ships the 32-bit package, only the 64-bit packages
2015
December 3, 2014

Version 8.7

  • Business Objects - define and use business objects and their properties within any process
  • cDevWorkflow is able to generate events within itself into the ESB
  • Usage graph for ESB events
  • Import/Export event definitions, handlers and subscribers
  • Workflow designer has intellisense for variables and business objects
  • Configuration Manager help section provides Visual Studio template projects
  • Installer ships an Utility for installing template projects into Visual Studio
  • Get service information through the API
  • Data type usage graph
  • Rendering steps from the Instance view now has a detail user interface
  • Performance improvements to the event engine
  • UI changes and improvements to the Help menu
  • Step attributes for auto configuring steps
  • Data type attributes for auto configuring data types
  • Thumbnail images for data types
  • New bar graphs for events and archive, pie chart for events for the dashboard
  • Forms file attachment control supports multiple file upload
August-September 2014

Version 8.5, 8.6

  • new user interface that is built from ground up for performance and optimized for all devices including mobile
  • workflow/bpm dashboard
  • graphical view of step configuration
  • graphical view of step categories
  • graphical view of data types
  • separate archival service and archival configuration
  • user statistics
  • user history
  • user interface for managing logged in user's profile
  • update waiting instances based on definition design changes
  • hide form fields and sub-forms when routing
  • make form fields and sub-forms read-only when routing
  • search workflow designer toolbox for steps
  • workflow designer UI upgraded to new styles
  • setup suggestive steps and use them within the designer
  • auto detect and configure steps from DLLs
  • auto detect and configure data types from DLLs
  • step usage graph
  • upload license file to cDevWorkflow
  • manage email and application settings from the Configuration Manager
  • Email step can now email to external users
  • Task step can route tasks to external users
  • RouteForm step can route forms to external users

 

January-May 2014

Version 8.1, 8.2

  • Workflow Forms Definitions - Build and manage Dynamic Form definition
  • Workflow Forms Instances - Build and manage Dynamic Form instances
  • Workflow Forms Steps - Use form steps to perform form actions within workflow instances
  • Sub-Forms - Embed workflow forms within forms
  • Detail Data Rows - Add any number of detail data rows within the form
  • Form Field visibility - Control what form fields are displayed or hidden, control them using field values and conditions
  • Form Archival - Archive form instances
  • Lookups - Perform database or web-service data lookups with form field population
  • Data Tables - Store form data directly into SQL data tables for manipulation and reporting
  • Connection Providers - Database and Web-service connection providers
  • Steps - Configuration Manager validates them by default
  • Data Types - Configuration Manager validates them by default
  • Step Documentation - Documentation for each step is provided on the step tab and step properties
  • Roles - System and Application role management
  • 11 Sharepoint steps that lets you perform functions on Sharepoint out of the box.
  • Workflow history for Workflow Definitions, Workflow Instances, Form Definitions and Form Instances.
  • Web-service step for making web-service calls from a process.
  • Generate output doc step - generate a pdf document from variable data and a custom template.
  • Form execute with parameters - Execute a form and instantiate a workflow instance from a single UI.
  • Export workflow definition as BPMN 2.0.
  • Updated step documentation.
  • Various Forms Designer enhancements.

 

2014
October 10, 2013

Version 8.0

  • Business Intelligence report processed by server
  • Enhanced Business Intelligence report tools
  • Upgraded Business Intelligence dashboard
  • Network Traceability - Tracks which server processed the workflow request
  • Configuration Manager uses toolbars to perform actions with less clicks
  • Instance rendering shows graphs on step and execution step count
  • Instance and Sub-Workflow instance navigation
  • Logging provider, log warnings, errors & messages
  • Logging provider API
  • Engine service cleans up generated image files
  • Create instances and provide instance execution priority
  • Engine is able to execute instances based on priority
  • Workflow designer is upgraded to use more robust HTML5 objects
  • Mark your favorite definitions
  • Mark your favorite instances
  • Workflow Definitions are grouped for ease of use
  • Workflow Instances are grouped for ease of use
  • Workflow Instance archival
May-August 2013

Version 7.8, 7.9

  • Sub Workflow API - get parent and sub workflows
  • API - reset back to source step
  • Create definition and open in designer
  • Configuration manager shows new version available
  • Instance rendering shows sub workflow drill down
  • Definition rendering shows sub workflow drill down
  • Workflow Link Priority
  • Runtime API execution mode
  • Removed path dependency for data types
  • Removed path dependency for steps
  • Designer shows version next to the definition name
  • Change to the licensing algorithm
  • Graphic Workflow Designer update - Control what workflow step categories are displayed
  • Reset the step iteration from the step rendered view
  • Revised API - Remove user functionality
  • Rendered workflow instance view shows multiple execution paths
  • Upgrade to DevExpress v14.1
  • Remove users from UI
  • Update copy or clone step definition functionality
  • Updated API - Create step definition
  • Improved execution of a workflow instance at a given date and time
  • Engine alerts graph by status and date
  • Events graph by status and date
  • Workflow instance graph by status and date

 

January-March 2013

Version 7.5, 7.6, 7.7

  • Workflow Instance rendering shows animated execution path
  • Upgrade to DevExpress 13.2.6
  • Connection API returns connection points
  • PNG export from the workflow designer
  • Fixed duplicate variable validation / definition
  • Display what steps are using a selected variable
  • Fixed chrome close designer with a message
  • Search steps containing a keyword
  • Create and manage comments within the designer
  • Workflow Version Management
  • Upgrade to DevExpress 13.2.7
  • Snapshot management through API
  • Workflow version history, Snapshot management through workflow designer
  • Workflow graphical version comparison - Compare snapshots
  • API code optimizations
  • Engine optimizations
  • Re-ordering of menu items
  • SaaS API - Full
  • Web service API
  • API optimizations
  • SaaS web service API
  • Expression evaluation class
  • Fail-over logging and monitoring
  • Automated fail-over processing
  • Step names rendered on the toolbox
  • Abort instance functionality

 

2013
June-December 2012

Version 6.8, 6.9, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4

  • Improved Workflow .Net Process Modeling Software Engine
  • Upgraded workflow instance validation features
  • UI controls upgraded to DevExpress 12.2.10
  • Created new workflow step - "Rename Instance"
  • Upgraded UI code for the workflow designer
  • Dynamic optimization to process unique links between steps
  • Parallel / Non-parallel workflow engine optimization
  • Configuration Manager UI optimizations
  • Workflow Engine optimization to process unique links between steps
  • Oracle Workflow Support for Oracle 11g as the database back end
  • Designer shows incoming / outgoing connections for the selected step
  • Get / Set dictionary values
  • Web service api settings are automatically updated from the Configuration Manager settings
  • Upgrade to DevExpress controls Ver. 13.1.6
  • Re-Assign tasks from the Configuration Manager
  • Upload icon file for a given step
  • Status page displays the connection string
  • Workflow Designer – fixed saving of variables under Firefox
  • Event bus upgrades
  • MS Access database support
  • MySQL database support
  • Instance audit trail report
  • Steps enhanced to log messages for the Instance audit trail
  • cDevWorkflow packaged using Install Shield
  • 32 & 64 bit installers
  • source upgrade package
  • HTML5 workflow designer toolbox steps are categorized using an accordion control
  • Designer button bar changed to MS Office style toolbar
  • Engine steps log detail execution details for the audit trail
  • Performance improvements to the engine
  • Add log messages to an instance any execution point
  • Designer code upgrade
  • Upgrade to DevExpress Ver. 13.1.7
  • Improved workflow performance management on cached step data
  • Data Access now supports workflow transactions
  • Improved workflow engine performance for optimized paths
  • Improved caching of loaded step DLLs
  • New task choice step, task with configurable return values
  • Fixed strings with escape characters
  • Workflow Engine .Net execution optimizations
  • Workflow Definition pdf report
  • Workflow Instance pdf report
  • Task Workflow step timeout
  • Designer property slider issue fixed
  • Render definition can drill down to step level properties

 

January-May 2012

Version 5.5, 5.7, 6.0, 6.2, 6.5, 6.7

  • Upgraded the UI controls to DevExpress 12.2
  • Changed Configuration Manager status to update on page load
  • Define variables on the Workflow designer toolbar
  • Added wait image for the rendered workflow instance image
  • Fixed the step to access other return values
  • Performance improvements to the designer load code
  • Added wait image for the rendered execution view
  • Updated API to provide line colors
  • Updated API to provide execution information for any step and iteration
  • subworkflow process  definition list is sorted
  • subworkflow process, if the child fails, makes the parent workflow fail
  • Instance API now able to save input variable values for re-executing
  • Configuration Manager instance list now uses paging
  • Configuration Manager definition list now uses paging
  • Instance image is now able to render execution path only
  • UI controls are upgraded to DevExpress 12.2.6
  • Workflow Designer enhancements
  • Additional Workflow Designer tools
  • Increased performance for the workflow definition rendering engine
  • Upgrade to DevExpress controls 2.7
  • Upgrades to the Workflow Designer
  • Upgraded Workflow Designer controls to version 2.8
  • New Stop step to stop the execution of the workflow
  • Render step can show the evaluated value of an expression
  • Create instance now will create the instance and execute
  • Step properties can be organized
  • Workflow designer will display properties based on order
  • Workflow Designer is able to import steps from other definitions
  • Link between steps can be set to None
  • Workflow Designer Upgrade to the Workflow designer UI code
  • Improved performance for workflow definition validation
  • Define undefined variables with single click
  • Code fix for Firefox browser
  • Automatic database table creation

 

2012
April-November 2011

Version 4.5, 4.7, 4.8, 5.0, 5.2, 5.3

  • Defining BPM Workflow Variables from any property page
  • System data type check box
  • System step XslTransform
  • Performance improvements to workflow process engine
  • Performance improvements to rendering engine
  • New in memory compiled expression evaluation engine
  • Check for duplicate variables
  • Render error types in the execution view
  • Render variable states through each execution iteration
  • Map SQL data to variables step
  • Workflow Evaluate Decisions step stores the result in a variable
  • Step / Action context menu
  • Remove step with confirmation
  • Copy / Paste using context menu
  • Designer – display the name of the definition
  • Error reporting from instance
  • Evaluate Decisions step stores the result in a variable
  • Clear processed engine alerts
  • Upgrade to DevExpress Version 12.1.4 UI controls
  • Enterprise Service bus heart beat monitor
  • Link context menu to remove the link
  • Link color coding
  • Popup windows for functionality
  • Button icons
  • Rich text data type
  • Workflow service heart beat monitor
  • Enterprise Service bus heart beat monitoring
  • Expression evaluation tool
  • Fix for variable case
  • SQL Variables function updated – fixed return value
  • Performance improvements for copy definition
  • Performance improvements for workflow instancing
  • Render instance image with hot spots
  • Generate image maps for workflow
  • Specify font colors and sizes for step labels
  • Specify font colors and sizes for link return values
  • Email test tool
  • Variables sorted alphabetical order
  • Expression Evaluation performance improvement
  • Workflow analysis
  • Sorted typed collection for storing variables
  • Define variables that apply to all definitions
  • Instance variables get defaults values at startup
  • User session time out set to 30 minutes
  • Various engine performance improvements
  • Improvements to expression evaluation

 

January-March 2011

Version 3.6, 3.8, 4.0, 4.3

  • Workflow instance management and reporting
  • Link business data to the workflow instance
  • Setup expressions for link values
  • Workflow Instance Sleep Upgrade
  • Wait step to make the workflow instance sleep a given number of minutes, hours or days
  • Various upgrades / fixes for the designer
  • File system steps to handle directories and files
  • Render steps using categories
  • Workflow Engine ESB Enterprise Service Bus
  • Firefox certified
  • Variable validation
  • Error handling in the design
  • Business Intelligence tools enhanced
  • Google Chrome certified
  • Digitally signed DLLs
  • Tested on many cloud environments

 

January 11, 2011

Version 3.5

  • Workflow Parameters executes and remembers the last used parameters
  • Step properties get auto saved
  • Prompts the user to save the definition before closing the designer
  • Executing a finish instance will automatically reset and execute
  • Custom log message at each step. Log message report from the instance view
  • Documentation field at each step
  • Link value can be set to empty, instances advances to the next step without relying on the return value of the previous step
  • If variables passed to the instance are not defined  within the workflow instance, they automatically get created within the instance
  • Reset the instance back to any step and iteration.  Continue execution from the reset step iteration
  • Evaluate multiple decisions and return a value, similar to a switch statement
  • Set multiple matrix cell values
  • Update multiple variables
  • Configuration settings caching
  • View database upgrade changes to the current version
  • View and apply configuration settings to upgrade to the current version
2011
August - December 2010

Version 2.0, 2.5, 2.7, 3.0

  • Workflow Design and Runtime Webservice API
  • New workflow Step icons
  • Updated User Interface controls for the workflow Configuration Manager
  • Configuration Manager has a BI tab viewing Business Intelligence data
  • Workflow API has a full Business Intelligence class for providing BI data
  • SQL Workflow Instance statement executes and returns the data as a collection
  • Get an item from the collection
  • Set an item within the collection
  • Get a matrix value based on row-column position
  • Set a matrix value based on row-column position
  • Dynamically generate sub-workflow steps and execute
  • List variables for the definition at any step
  • Tooltip to show the name of the step when hovering over it
June 20, 2010

Version 1.5

  • enhanced rendering engine for rendering definitions and workflow instances
  • enhanced sub-workflow step, with sub-workflow rendering
  • step and data type validation
  • step and data type import/export
  • connections between steps can be rendered as straight lines, z lines or curved lines
June 9

Version 1.1

  • Workflow Version 1.1 officially released

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