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By default, the submission method that is created by the Workflow Wizard is empty, so we need to add a little bit of code to tell the system what to do when the user clicks on the Submit button to initiate the workflows.

NOTE: This is part of the Developing a Product Approval Workflow in Dynamics AX 2012 blog series where we show how to develop a completely new workflow to manage the new product approval process. If you want to see all of the other posts in this series, click here.

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In order for the workflow controls to show up on the forms, you need to enable them to be used by workflows, and also associate the default workflow type to the form. This stops workflow management steps from showing up randomly on forms, and also allows you to control who is able to act upon workflows.

NOTE: This is part of the Developing a Product Approval Workflow in Dynamics AX 2012 blog series where we show how to develop a completely new workflow to manage the new product approval process. If you want to see all of the other posts in this series, click here.

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The state of any of the workflows will be tracked through an enumeration field, which allows you to assign any number of values to segregate out the different processes.

NOTE: This is part of the Developing a Product Approval Workflow in Dynamics AX 2012 blog series where we show how to develop a completely new workflow to manage the new product approval process. If you want to see all of the other posts in this series, click here.

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Now that we have the editor in the right place, we can start building our framework for the workflows themselves. The first step is to create a Workflow Category to store all of our new workflows against.

NOTE: This is part of the Developing a Product Approval Workflow in Dynamics AX 2012 blog series where we show how to develop a completely new workflow to manage the new product approval process. If you want to see all of the other posts in this series, click here.

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Once you have the menu item, you can add it to the Product information management area page so that you can use it.

NOTE: This is part of the Developing a Product Approval Workflow in Dynamics AX 2012 blog series where we show how to develop a completely new workflow to manage the new product approval process. If you want to see all of the other posts in this series, click here.

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In this scenario, there is no menu item on the Product information management area page that allows you to maintain workflows, so we will start by creating a menu item for the product workflows which we will then add to the menu in the next step.

NOTE: This is part of the Developing a Product Approval Workflow in Dynamics AX 2012 blog series where we show how to develop a completely new workflow to manage the new product approval process. If you want to see all of the other posts in this series, click here.

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Before we start we need to quickly create a project that we can use to store all of the tweaks that we will be making to the system in order to start off out new workflow development. This will allow us to keep all of our development segregated out, and also make it easier to move the changes over to other environments if we want to.

NOTE: This is part of the Developing a Product Approval Workflow in Dynamics AX 2012 blog series where we show how to develop a completely new workflow to manage the new product approval process. If you want to see all of the other posts in this series, click here.

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