[Zope-CMF] Workflow issue? - or how to customize

Meilicke, Scott scott.meilicke@intp.com
Mon, 29 Apr 2002 16:03:59 -0700

My Intranet combines some of the metadata elements and the main edit
elements onto a single form.  I had to do the same thing with the python
scripts - put aspects of both the metadata script and the object's edit
script into a single script so the data would actually stick.  I can send
you an example type if you like.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tres Seaver [mailto:tseaver@zope.com]
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 10:24 AM
To: Mark Gibson
Cc: Zope-CMF@zope.org
Subject: Re: [Zope-CMF] Workflow issue? - or how to customize

On Mon, 2002-04-29 at 13:00, Mark Gibson wrote:
> I'd like to create a portal for a group of naive users.  I'd like to 
> make the creation of objects as simple as possible.  The 'Defaullt' CMF 
> takes a user through metadata edit form, and then to the object edit 
> form.  I'd like to skip the whole metadata edit form alltogether.  \
> How would it be best to accomplish this?  Should I look into creating a 
> custom workflow?  Or simply change the 'initial view name' in the portal 
> tool?

Changing the type object property is the simplest route.  Note that you
may have a hard time ever collecting the metadata from your users if you
don't ask for it "up front";  perhaps you want to customize the edit
forms for your content to allow entry the subset of metadata you care

> I'm also thinking about creating a unique ID for new content, instead of 
> having the user enter an id.  What would be the best way to accomplish

Customize 'folder_factories', and auto-generate the ID as a hidden form

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