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SetWorkflowStatus versus WorkflowManager.MessageWorkflow

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  1. Merritt
    Merritt avatar
    31 posts
    11 Mar 2011
    09 Jun 2015
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    I am trying to grasp the concepts behind workflow and lifecycle in sitefinity, and am running into some issues concerning the difference between:


    dynamicContent.SetWorkflowStatus(DynamicModuleManager.Provider.ApplicationName, "Published");


    var bag = new Dictionary<string, string> { { "ContentType", Type.FullName } };
    WorkflowManager.MessageWorkflow(dynamicContent.Id, Type, null, "Publish", false, bag);

    It seems the first line creates 1 record in sf_dynamic_content and the second line will create 2.

     After some more testing, I found that youc an recreate the behavior of using the WorkflowManager by adding:


    after SetWorkFlowStatus.

     what if you want to save as a draft programmatically? that only creates one record if you just use SetWorkFlowStatus, then save. However, if you do this through the backend, meaning create a content item and save as draft, you get 2 records.



  2. Svetoslav Manchev
    Svetoslav Manchev avatar
    735 posts
    29 Nov 2016
    12 Jun 2015
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    Hello Merritt,

    You can find more information about the Workflow statuses and the Content Lifecycle here:
    Workflow statuses
    Content lifecycle

    Generally speaking - when you save the Item as draft you have one Master version. On publish you have two records - Master and Live (Master with visibility true) versions.

    Svetoslav Manchev
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