Workflow transition rules are not valid in list view

Friday, August 23, 2013
Dear all,
for my project I implemented an own (reduced) workflow - which was very straight and easy to do... and it works fine in the full detail views.
In the list view for all incidents I can edit the data as well. But there I am able to enter ANY status and spira does not care about the defined transitions.
Any ideas?


3 Replies
Monday, August 26, 2013
re: oliver.dahms Friday, August 23, 2013

Hi Olivier

In v4.0 (unlike previous versions), there is a Modify All and Modify Owned permission. If you have 'Modify-All' then you can edit all the incidents in the list and in addition bypass workflow using the list page. If you only have Modify Owned permission, then you can only edit the ones detected or assigned to you, in which case you cannot edit them at all on the list page and the workflow is enforced.



Tuesday, June 24, 2014
re: oliver.dahms Friday, August 23, 2013
This feature is causing us major issues across all of our projects also.  We need to have a third option in addition to Modify All and Modify Own.  That option needs to be able to change the owner of the incident and add comments but NOT edit from the list view.  We have development leads that need this capability as they review all of the incidents assigned to their team members, update them with comments, and reassign them to another developer.  Since we have on-shore and off-shore developers, the person who currently owns the incident is not always available to make these updates.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
re: oliver.dahms Friday, August 23, 2013
We have also noticed how workflow is executed differently in list views versus edit-details views.  It is very problematic.  We would like the rules to be consistent.

We would prefer that "Modify All" not be able to overrule workflow rules.  That being said, it would be nice to for administrators to still be able to overrule workflow rules.

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