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2536726 - Initiator Cannot Update Workflow for Work Permit When Request is Sent Back


Workflows being triggered for work permit portlet. However if the change gets rejected, initiator cannot update the workflow. Button is not available.

This is not an MDF object and therefore I don't see the option to make the "pending data" true.


Employee Central - Workflow

Employee Central - Work Permit

Reproducing the Issue

1. Login or  Proxy as initiator

2. Initiate a workflow request for Work Permit.

if the request is sent back / reject for any reason such as  attachement like in the example below

3. when the request is sent back, initiator is unable to edit and update with required infomation. i.e. the "Edit" / "Update" button is missing


This issue has been restested on August 26 2022

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The Work Permit Workflow doesn't support "Update" feature


Expected Behavior:

The initiator and approver both cannot edit the workflow.

Please withdraw the workflow and create a new one if the initiator needs to make change


Work permit, Update, ECT-81499. , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-WFL , Workflows - Configuration, Tools, Objects & Rules , Product Enhancement


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