K2 SmartObjects

How to use the K2 Worklist with the Data Fields and database columns using composite K2 SmartObjects

By using the K2 out-of-box worklist App or K2 SmartForm worklist control we generally can’t display K2 data fields and database column values in the K2 worklist, but we can develop a custom worklist to achieve this requirement.  This is useful when wanting to display additional context when the user view the K2 worklist.

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K2 SmartObjects

Passing parameters in URL using K2 workflow

Passing parameters in URL using K2 workflow

When configuring a K2 Client event, K2 allows you to configure a form that is displayed when the user clicks on a worklist item.  Sometimes it’s required to add an additional parameter to the querystring K2 created.  Often, this is an object identifier used to load a database record and this value is used as an identifier.

Configuring the client event to pass querysting information from the K2 designer to the K2 worklist form is as very simple.  The following steps are used to achieve this:

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K2 SmartObjects

Auto generating K2 SmartObjects using the K2 SmartObject Tester

K2 interacts with data sources using a very powerful technology called SmartObjects.  A SmartObject is used by K2 to expose data from variety of data sources to K2 SmartForms, K2 SmartForm Views and K2 Workflow Processes.

Using the K2 SmartObject Tester, we can easily generate SmartObjects from SQL Server, SharePoint, Web Services, Active Directory or any other data source.

In this blog, I will be showing you not only how to generate K2 SmartObjects, but also how to manage them inside the K2 Designer.

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