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

Mark Gibson mark@kaivo.com
Tue, 30 Apr 2002 11:12:32 -0600

Thanks for the info.  I'd would like to see that example.


Meilicke, Scott wrote:

> 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.
> Scott
> -----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 
> 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
> about?
>>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
> this?
> Customize 'folder_factories', and auto-generate the ID as a hidden form
> field.
> Tres.