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Status Future consideration
Workspace OpenPages Ideas
Components Automation
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 27, 2022

Custom Message for Workflow Validations

When having validations via the workflow, the error messages are fairly standard and depending on the naming of the field may not really describe what the user needs to do to fix the problem. It would be useful to have custom validation messages per validation that is shown. This would make the validations more powerful. The only other alternative are custom actions in workflow to perform the validation and then throws an exception with the message. While possible, it requires code to be written and maintained so makes this more involved than just configuring workflows.

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  • Guest
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    Oct 17, 2022

    This functionality would be particularly useful when complex validations are used in workflows. Right now, the error message when a complex validation fails is very cryptic. There is a rejected APAR for this (APAR: PH31778 WORKFLOW ADVANCED LOGIC VALIDATION ERROR MESSAGES ARE CONFUSING), and adding the ability to customize the error message when a complex validation fails would be extremely useful.

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    JOHN Lundgren
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    Jun 23, 2022

    Thank you again for submitting this RFE!

    This request will likely not be delivered within the release currently under development. IBM is soliciting RFE Community feedback for this request through activities such as voting. IBM will update this request in the future.

  • Guest
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    Apr 26, 2022

    I completely agree that the platform should do this - it seems like it should be a very simple enhancement to allow a configurable error message in a validation rather than relying on the platform deciding what the message should be.

    Until then, a relatively simple custom java workflow component can be built to solve this problem and is something I have deployed in a number of clients.

  • Guest
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    Apr 18, 2022

    to further clarify this usecase we have validations that run complex advanced logic (1 and 2 or (3 and not 4).... ) up to 20+ conditions. The messages is too long for the screen and not readable. But I would love to be able to say 'if THIS validation fails please print "Validation Failure please make sure to check field X is less than field Y"'

    That would go a very long way to push end user experience.

  • Admin
    JOHN Lundgren
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    Mar 28, 2022

    Thank you for submitting this RFE!

    The IBM team is evaluating this RFE. A decision or request for more information will be provided within 90 days of the date that this issue was submitted.