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EPDM API: Accessing Properties of File in Transition

Question asked by Sean O'Neill on Jan 2, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 5, 2015 by Jim Sculley

Greetings, API Community --


I'm wondering how most of you typically go about accessing properties of a file en route through a workflow transition. For example, I plan on using 'Execute command' as an action during the transition to call on a program I'm writing. Here are my thoughts on how this would work:


1) User puts file through transition manually

2) Execute command is triggered as an 'Action' in the transition, launching a program silently

3) Program somehow accesses file object to retrieve properties pertinent to program


Many of the examples in the help show you how to use the API to access properties of a file you manually browse to. In this case, I want to automatically access the file name of the component in the transition without browsing to it through a VB.NET-based UI. Any ideas on how to approach this code-wise?