Workflow Emails Notify Author

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Nathan Keiter

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Mar 12, 2021, 2:23:30 PMMar 12
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I was able to send an email to the role group when content was sent to the Review step. (Notify Assignee)


What I'd like to do next is send an email to the person who sent it for review once it is published out of the review step.


How can I do that? I've tried several things that didn't work.


For example if I choose "Notify user" it does nothing on the "Publish" button and completely breaks the "Save & Publish" button, leaving the content in a locked state. No errors in logs.

Nathan I. Keiter | Lead Network Applications Programmer | I.D.E.A Council Member
Gettysburg College | Information Technology | DataSystems
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Nathan Keiter

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Hmm. It looks like "Notify Users" requires some input values.


Unfortunately I'm not sure how to programmatically get the person I need to send to.


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https://dotcms.com/docs/latest/workflow-sub-actions

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Gettysburg College | Information Technology | DataSystems
Campus Box 2453 | 300 North Washington Street | Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 717.337.6993
https://www.gettysburg.edu<https://www.gettysburg.edu/>
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Mar 13, 2021, 12:49:04 AMMar 13
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Hi

if the user you want, was an user saved on the workflow_task table in a previous step, you might want to query the workflow_task by 

webasset = contentlet identifier
status       = step id
language_id = the language

with that combination you may get the user from the previous step (such as looking on the history) and with the user id, you can ask for the email to the UserAPI

Nathan Keiter

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Mar 15, 2021, 9:09:11 AMMar 15
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Yes cool, that is what I need. Do I need to write a custom workflow action plugin, or is this something I can put in the "Custom Code" field? If the later, what variables are available in the velocity context of this box?


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Gettysburg College | Information Technology | DataSystems
Campus Box 2453 | 300 North Washington Street | Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 717.337.6993
https://www.gettysburg.edu<https://www.gettysburg.edu/>
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Hi

if the user you want, was an user saved on the workflow_task table in a previous step, you might want to query the workflow_task by

webasset = contentlet identifier
status = step id
language_id = the language

with that combination you may get the user from the previous step (such as looking on the history) and with the user id, you can ask for the email to the UserAPI
On Friday, March 12, 2021 at 1:46:56 PM UTC-6 nke...@gettysburg.edu wrote:
Hmm. It looks like "Notify Users" requires some input values.


Unfortunately I'm not sure how to programmatically get the person I need to send to.


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I was able to send an email to the role group when content was sent to the Review step. (Notify Assignee)


What I'd like to do next is send an email to the person who sent it for review once it is published out of the review step.


How can I do that? I've tried several things that didn't work.


For example if I choose "Notify user" it does nothing on the "Publish" button and completely breaks the "Save & Publish" button, leaving the content in a locked state. No errors in logs.

Nathan I. Keiter | Lead Network Applications Programmer | I.D.E.A Council Member
Gettysburg College | Information Technology | DataSystems
Campus Box 2453 | 300 North Washington Street | Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 717.337.6993<tel:(717)%20337-6993>
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Mar 15, 2021, 3:19:21 PMMar 15
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I think it is not something you can achieve easy on the code section.
I would say it is an osgi plugin. I would use the FourEyeApproverActionlet as a base. Particulary WorkflowActionletUtil.getApproversFromHistory

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