Understanding the document routing process

Document routing consists of processes, work nodes, worklists, and work packages. The system administrator creates the work nodes, processes, and worklists by using the system administration client.

The basic operations you can perform by using document routing include:
  • Starting a process
  • Ending a process
  • Continuing a process
  • Suspending a process
  • Resuming a process
  • Getting work from a worklist
  • Getting the next item from a worklist
  • Defining, updating, and deleting a process
  • Defining, updating, and deleting work node
  • Defining, updating, and deleting a worklist
To define document routing processes in IBM® Content Manager, you use the graphical workflow builder provided by IBM Content Manager to model your document flows of business processes. Before a document routing process definition can be used to route documents, it must be verified by the graphical workflow builder. The graphical builder imports and exports a process diagram in its XML format. This feature is useful when you want to transport a diagram from one system to another system. The system administration client can also import and export Content Management objects in XML format.