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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Product Master
Created by Guest
Created on May 21, 2019

colArea.moveToNextStep() does not trigger any validation that are present on Exit value

as part of a report job , a csv file with the item attributes and its values will be uploaded , as part of the job a new item will be created and move it to review step in case if all the validations that are present on the on submit post process are satisfied else keep the item in create step 

while using colArea.moveToNextStep()  validation on submit are not getting triggered  , but where as the item is created manually and submit to review with the same set off data which is present  in the csv file  , validation is getting triggered  



Case TS002185299, 

Needed by Date Jul 31, 2019
  • Guest
    Aug 8, 2020

    Agree with you .. in the above case all the validations are currently placed on submit ..

    While i am it moving from one step to another step in work flow the exist value is coming as null that's why the validations were not triggered ... moving all the validations on to save is not a wise idea as every time user saves the item these will get trigger .which will impact performance

  • Admin
    Rohit Swarup
    Aug 8, 2020

    It seems that the implementation has a Post Processing script attached to the catalog where they have some validations written which throws validation error when item doesn’t fulfill some criteria. When the item is moved from one step to next step through UI (by clicking SUBMIT/DONE button) this Post Processing script is called and those validation errors are shown when it doesn’t fulfill the requirement.

    One possible way to achieve your requiremen is to call and then check if there are validation errors or not and accordingly proceed to call ItemCollaborationArea.moveToNextStep. Return type of is ExtendedValidationErrors. So sample snippet would be:

    CollaborationAreaManager mgr = PIMContextFactory.getCurrentContext().getCollaborationAreaManager();

    CollaborationArea colab = mgr.getCollaborationArea("mobile ca");

    PIMCollection<CollaborationObject> colObjs = colab.getStep("step1").getContents();


    for(CollaborationObject col : colObjs){

    CollaborationItem item = (CollaborationItem)col;


    ExtendedValidationErrors errors =;

    if(errors != null){

    List<ValidationError> err = errors.getErrors();

    inArgs.getOutput().println("Error Check: " + err.isEmpty());

    for(ValidationError ers : err){

    inArgs.getOutput().println("Error: " + ers.getMessage());

    //Handle call to ItemCollaborationArea.moveToNextStep



    break; //Assuming we have only one item in the collaboration area