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Nathan Keiter

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I've had a request to create a workflow tasks RSS feed.


Has anyone done this before? Is there anything built-in I can leverage? Maybe a workflow REST API?

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The best idea I could come up with is to add a step to the appropriate workflows and use custom code to make a content entry which can be pulled for your RSS.
Maybe add a final step in the Workflow to delete/mark that content entry? (create on assign, delete on complete). I'd just let them live and clean them out, it would give you a sort of reporting option.
Looks like the Task List is populated via ajax, so you can't do a sneaky login to get the user's tasks without using something like Puppeteer.
I bet there's an internal way that the ajax is populated and you could spy on it...but that would be both hard and flaky.

Mark Pitely
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Thanks for the tip. I probably need to write a plugin.


I could maybe reverse engineer the JSP for the feed I want.


/html/portlet/ext/workflows/view_tasks_list.jsp?r=942594432&keywords=&assignedTo=233821a5-b7c3-42f4-8ddd-8dc4a54aca3a&assignedto=on&assignedto=on&daysold=&schemeId=71595f4b-6e1f-429d-a2e8-6b45f541305f&stepId=755df36a-9b0c-456d-9e5e-cc2226a8f7e2&open=true&closed=false&filterButton=&resetButton=&show4all=true

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The best idea I could come up with is to add a step to the appropriate workflows and use custom code to make a content entry which can be pulled for your RSS.
Maybe add a final step in the Workflow to delete/mark that content entry? (create on assign, delete on complete). I'd just let them live and clean them out, it would give you a sort of reporting option.
Looks like the Task List is populated via ajax, so you can't do a sneaky login to get the user's tasks without using something like Puppeteer.
I bet there's an internal way that the ajax is populated and you could spy on it...but that would be both hard and flaky.

Mark Pitely
Marywood University

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I've had a request to create a workflow tasks RSS feed.


Has anyone done this before? Is there anything built-in I can leverage? Maybe a workflow REST API?

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Hi,

I think you may want to create an OSGI plugin that basically include a Rest Endpoint that basically uses the WorkflowSearcher, something like (I just coded here not sure if works but it is the idea)
```
@GET
@Path("/tasks")
@JSONP
@NoCache
@Produces({MediaType.APPLICATION_JSON, "application/javascript"})
public final Response findTasks(
@Context final HttpServletRequest request,
@Context final HttpServletResponse response,
@QueryParam("schemeId") final String schemeId,
@QueryParam("assignedTo") final String assignedTo,
@QueryParam("keywords") final String keywords,
@QueryParam("orderBy") final String orderBy,
@QueryParam("page") final String page,
@QueryParam("count") final String count) throws DotDataException {

final InitDataObject initDataObject = this.webResource.init
(null, request, response, true, null);

Logger.debug(this.getClass().getName(),"Getting the workflow tasks");

final Map<String, Object> newMap = new HashMap<>();
newMap.putAll(request.getParameterMap());
final WorkflowSearcher searcher = new WorkflowSearcher(newMap, initDataObject.getUser());

return Response.ok(new ResponseEntityView(searcher.findTasks()))
.build(); // 200

} // findTasks.
```

Nathan Keiter

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Thanks Jonathan.

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The best idea I could come up with is to add a step to the appropriate workflows and use custom code to make a content entry which can be pulled for your RSS.
Maybe add a final step in the Workflow to delete/mark that content entry? (create on assign, delete on complete). I'd just let them live and clean them out, it would give you a sort of reporting option.
Looks like the Task List is populated via ajax, so you can't do a sneaky login to get the user's tasks without using something like Puppeteer.
I bet there's an internal way that the ajax is populated and you could spy on it...but that would be both hard and flaky.

Mark Pitely
Marywood University

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I've had a request to create a workflow tasks RSS feed.


Has anyone done this before? Is there anything built-in I can leverage? Maybe a workflow REST API?

Nathan I. Keiter | Lead Network Applications Programmer | I.D.E.A Council Member
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