A Business Task can have two different kinds of status configured.
1. Deployment status
2. Planning status
Business Task statuses are defined by ActiveControl Administrators via the [Task Statuses] tab on the Windows GUI configuration screen.
For both Deployment and Planning status, a sequence must be defined to indicate the order in which the status is to be applied.
The Deployment Status of a Business Task reflects where the underlying Transports are in the workflow process. Each control point within a path can be configured with a Business Task Deployment status. Whenever a Business Task, or any of the Transports attached to it are changed or move along a transport path, the Business Task Deployment status is updated. The Deployment Status assigned to each control point in a transport path is configured as the target is associated to a Path during path configuration.
A Deployment Status can be configured for each control point enabled (Inbox, Test Queue and Outbox). This is done by ActiveControl Administrators in the Deployment Status section of the [Targets & Transport Paths] tab in the Windows GUI configuration screen.
When ActiveControl calculates the Deployment status of a Task, it takes into account all of the Transport Forms assigned to the Task and the Deployment Status Calculation configuration (this is detailed in the Other Configuration Options section of this document). If transports are in several control points, ActiveControl will use the status with either the lowest or highest sequence number depending on this configuration option. If all transports assigned to the Business Task are finished in all paths, ActiveControl will set the system Deployment Status as ‘Deployment Complete’.
The Planning Status indicates where a Business Task is in the Planning workflow. Each planning step in a Change Path can have a status associated with it; every time a Business Task is changed, its planning status will be automatically updated.
The Planning Status assigned to each change path step is configured in the Options tab of the step (in the [Planning] tab of the Windows GUI configuration screen.
When ActiveControl calculates the Planning status of a Business Task, it takes into account all of the active Change Path Steps for the Business Task and the Planning Status Calculation configuration (this is detailed on the Other Configuration Options section of this document). If more than one step is active, ActiveControl will use the status with either the lowest or highest sequence number depending on this configuration option. If all steps in all Panning Change Paths for a Business Task are complete, ActiveControl will set the system Planning Status of “Complete”.