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  1. Rename the "delete" action in designer for workflows to "undo changes"

    The delete option in the designer for workflows works more like a "cancel checkout". This is not obvious, and so to undo changes, a designer would end up editing the workflow back to the state it previously was prior to making changes. This results in wasted time and a potential of introducing new bugs.

    Even though I understand the way it works, I still hesitate pressing 'delete' button!

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  2. SharePoint Group Provider non-dependency on Site Title

    Activation of K2 to SharePoint site collections will register a SharePoint Group Provider using the Site Title and fails when the same Site Title exists. This causes headaches in the following scenarios:

    On Premise only or Online only:

    Hybrid:

    • Client has hybrid environment with both SharePoint On Premise and SharePoint Online
    • In SharePoint on-premise, there is a site collection 'https://k2.denallix.com/sites/HR' and site title 'Human Resources'
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  3. Activity System Name should be Editable from K2 Five Designer (Workflow)

    In K2 Legacy Workflow (K2 4.7 and previous versions), by default, the Activity Display Name and the Activity System Name are the same. If you want to rename the Activity System Name different from the Display Name, you can easily do it as this property is editable.

    In K2 Five, Activity Display Name is no longer the same as the Activity System Name. You don't even know what was the assigned Activity System Name unless you have to query it from K2 Database. The System Name is not even displayed somewhere easily accessible when you are building the Workflow from…

    14 votes

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  4. Ability to set the Process and Activity Priority at run time

    In K2 4.7 I used to be able to change and set the Process and Activity Priority via server event.

    if (K2.ProcessInstance.DataFields["Priority"].Value.ToString() == "")

    {

    K2.ProcessInstance.DataFields["Priority"].Value = "Medium";

    }

    switch (K2.ProcessInstance.DataFields["Priority"].Value.ToString())

    {

    case "High":

    K2.ProcessInstance.Priority = 0;

    break;

    case "Medium":

    K2.ProcessInstance.Priority = 1;

    break;

    case "Low":

    K2.ProcessInstance.Priority = 2;

    break;

    }

    The above code sets the Process Priority based from the UI input. Basically, say, a user changed the Priority from Low to High from the UI. Upon submit of a button, the above server event code will set the Priority accordingly based from the user's input.

    I can not…

    4 votes

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  5. Use K2 Forms in SharePoint with Content Types and a non-default display language

    If we activate on a SharePoint List "Allow management of content types" and use the List/Library in a non-default display langauge (Use language packs for sharepoint) then we get an "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" error during Add/Update/Delete a list entry with a K2 Form.

    This only happens when the default Language for the site is for example english and the User Personal Language Preference is e.g. German.

    When changing the User Personal Language Preference to English, the issue does not occur and the List Forms function correctly.

    When changing the User Personal Language Preference…

    2 votes

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  6. K2 Management - Go to activity for Several Instances

    It would be nice to be able to select several process instances and still redirect them to a "Go to Activity" from K2 Management.

    9 votes

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  7. PDF Auto download after creation

    Creating PDFs has been possible for sometime now, but to surface the PDF, you have to either use an Odata connection to the smart object and browse to the file or surface it back using a field and the user has to click again. It would be very helpful to add an auto download capability. This helps with a whole lot less clicking!!

    5 votes

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  8. Licence allocated even if form access denied

    Users blocked via category security can still consume licenses.

    For example, If an app's links are on an intranet page, and could be clicked by users who are not intended to have access, they will then consume a licence even though they haven't used the system.

    This is incorrect behavior. You can still remove the users afterwards though this step shouldn't happen.

    2 votes

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  9. Creation of Aggregate Functions on a SmartObject

    There is no way to create more complex queries on SmartBox SmartObject Data. To perform summation, max/min, etc, one has to create a hidden list and perform these queries on that using a function, not very performant. Or go through the oData layer which is a complex thing for a CitDev.

    If one could add a function/aggregate on a SmartObject itself and then use that in a view, it would add a lot of business centric information without needing the complexities and overhead of a hidden list view.

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  10. SmartObject Tester in the Browser

    This is similar to https://ideas.k2.com/ideas/APIT-I-1413, but from a governance perspective. Testing SmartObjects provide is a big problem today. SmartObject Service Tester tool is a security risk as there are almost no security checks on it. It is also a thick client tool so doesn't lend itself well as an end user tool for an almost thin client only platform.

    The only feasible alternative is Management, since creating views for every SmartObject that one wants to test is not a realistic option (especially when working with Enterprise level customers). But Admin permissions are again required in order to execute SmartObjects.…

    4 votes

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  11. Category Security with P&D causes difficulty for non-Admin users

    Today, creating packages requires full access to all categories. This creates security concerns as one do not want the whole environment open. P&D should allow users to browse what they are allowed to see in Designer (as set up using Category Security). This means there should not be any referenced items that users do not have access to (Designer will restrict this) but if restricted items are found, warn the user and either prevent the items from being included or add the items by Ref.

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  12. Refresh SharePoint description on Target Environment

    There are some challenges with SharePoint deployment, any differences on SP artifacts on the target environment will raise issues since the artifact definitions will not match. Let P&D refresh the artifact resources before deployment to simplify the process. If not, it becomes a more complex process which can confuse CitDevs where they will need to go to the target List or Library, go to the K2 app and then update the SmartObjects from there.

    1 vote

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  13. Split the P&D role into two roles

    Split the P&D role into two, rights to Create packages and another to Deploy packages. This allows for more granular control as the ones building apps (Cit Devs/Devs) will also need to create the packages to be promoted to the other QA/PROD etc. but should not have permissions to deploy packages (Ops/App Managers).

    5 votes

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  14. Get intial value from picker control to filter resolve call

    We use a picker control for a big amount of data (380k++ Items)

    So the "get items" method takes 10 to 20 minutes - so it is not possibe to populate all the data at form start or even cache all the data asynchronously because it takes way to long (caching even does not work because of the memory that the browser uses then...)

    but in the Smartobject the "get items" method can be given a filter value that speeds up the method greatly (only a few seconds)

    for example, I type in my picker "0930" and resolve now I…

    2 votes

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  15. Ability for P&D to handle merging better during package deployment

    If or when two solutions share a common artifact i.e. View, with rule(s) configured at the Form level. When deploying the two solutions to the same target environment, whichever of the two packages get deployed last will maintain the Form level rule configuration.

    This is a known issue with P&D in the area of extended rule merging (where the rule is added onto an existing view event from the form context) when the relevant SmartForms artifacts is shared between artifacts for instance, as described in more detail on http://jhbtfs:8080/tfs/labs/WorkItemTracking/WorkItem.aspx?artifactMoniker=862760

    User Story: http://jhbtfs:8080/tfs/Labs/K2%202014/_workitems/edit/907694

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  16. Retain page number after doing List Refresh action in List View with pagination

    A feature to retain current page number in List VIew with pagination after doing List Refresh Action. In current condition, after doing List Refresh on List View with pagination, page number always go back to page 1.

    9 votes

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  17. Picker control displays Date format as YYYYMMDD

    Picker control displays Date format as YYYYMMDD and does not convert datetime value as per user's locale settings. This is when using a SQL table as the data source.

    Response from K2 LABS:

    It seems that this is by design at the moment with the K2 Picker Control.

    So this date format conversion would have normally been done through the "Format" option on the control properties window. But you will now see that the Format option there has been grayed out and is no longer available.

    This is because the Format option is not supported in the control and as…

    1 vote

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    Thank you for your feedback. We are exploring a way to include new controls easily into SmartForms, which may address your request. Stay tuned for more information, and we'll update the status of this request as projects continue.

  18. Smart action to identify the user who take an action via email

    using smartaction user can directly reply via email for the task that assigned to them. this one works perfectly but there should be an SMO or way to identify the user who took the action or reply via email.

    We need this for auditing and report purposes.

    6 votes

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  19. Use escalation rules to increase the priority of a running workflow instance

    Currently our 4.7 legacy workflows have a line of code which increases the priority of a running workflow instance when an escalation is triggered.

    Without this ability to automatically increase priority to red we will find it hard to replace our existing workflows with K2 Five.

    3 votes

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  20. K2 email workflow - load HTML email template

    In previous versions of K2, it was possible to load an HTML template in the Email wizard and then edit the raw HTML in the wizard. However, I didn't see this feature in K2 5.3; here is a related community post: https://community.k2.com/t5/K2-Five/HTML-in-Email/m-p/102701

    Please consider adding this feature back in K2 Five. Thanks!

    3 votes

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