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For both actions also other plugins exist already. However, both can not be configured out of the box and come with some complexity or require coding an XML template. To simplify these common tasks this plugin was added. The plugin shows up in the Workflow Action editor as "BS Notification" action component:

Sending an E-Mail

To inform other users about the workflow action by E-Mail, select "E-Mail" as one of the "Methods". This will add parameters for the "E-Mail Definition":




Name of the Executor
{UserEmail}E-Mail of the Executor
{OwnerName}Name of the item Owner
{OwnerEmail}E-Mail of the item Owner
{Action}Label of the action
{ActionDescription}Description of the action
{Label}Label/s of the item/s
{Link}Link/s to the item/s editor
{LinkReview}Link/s to the items/s review editor
{Project}Name of the project
{Login}Login URL of the project'

Creating a Task

Another common concept of notification and especially involving others in the workflow is creating a task and assigning them to the users. This can be accomplished with the "Method" selection "Task":


The tasks created by this workflow action plugin are contributed by the Contentserv module "Project Manager". For that reason, this plugin requires also the "Project Manager" to be licensed. Please review the documentation of the "Project Manager" for further details about task management within Contentserv.

Creating multiple Tasks with forward- and backward-timing

A third option is available now that allows creating a whole list of tasks in one workflow action.