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Is there a way to delete deprecated workflows?

Answer They cannot be deleted as long as there are audit records that go along with the Cube View even if the data has been cleared. To clear this you would be required to run a reset scenario, however this clears out all workflows and data. Typicall...

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Question: When you have a data management job attached to the process button of a workflow, is there a way to have OS finish the data management job before returning control to the end user?

Answer The Data management jobs are kicked off by a DataQualityEventHandler. In the DataQualityEventHandler, there is a line that actually runs the DM job. ExecuteDataMgmtSequence - Runs the DM job and will not return control until it finishes. Sourc...

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Question: During initial build, we used Workflow suffixes on Scenario Types thinking they would be needed. Now, they are not and should now be removed. It is our understanding that to get rid of these, we would need to clear all data in those scenarios…is this correct?

Answer Yes, once data has been loaded or the workflows have been used in any way and have logs associated with them, the only way either change the suffix or get rid of the root profiles is to clear all data and workflow logs using the Reset Scenario...

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Are there any ramifications or benefits of changing any of the settings on the Default Workflow profile that is created when a new Root Workflow profile is created?

Answer The general rule of thumb is to NEVER modify the Default Workflow profile. There are ramifications through the application when these properties are changed and generate numerous tickets with our Support team when this happens. Source: Office ...

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I recently created a Parent Input Workflow but noticed I was able to enter data to a Base Entity in addition to the Parent Entities. Is this expected?

Answer Parent Input Workflow profiles have Parent Entities available for assignment, but Base Entities will not be available for assignment. However, you are not prevented from entering data to Base Entities with this set up. Source: Office Hours 202...

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Question: What are the best practices for using a Forecast Working scenario, relating to Workflow Status? Is there way to revert all the forms and workflow once it has been copied away?

Answer There are 2 options that can be used to accomplish this: If the data doesn’t need to be preserved in the ‘working’ scenario, a reset scenario data management job would work. If data needs to be preserved in the ‘working’ scenario, an Extensibi...

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Question: Is it possible to reference a Workflow text field in a member filter within a where clause to drive the rows that are returned in a form?

Answer Yes, this is possible. The following syntax will work: Remember that OneStream will look to the workflow that you have selected at run time, so you will need to ensure that you set up the relevant text property on the individual workflow step ...

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