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Status Future consideration
Workspace Blueworks Live
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 3, 2020

Provide option to have a Visual indicator - for attachments and or polices links

Whenever, there are processes linked, we can see the link symbol on the activity box.
However, when we have attachments or when we have linked policies or decisions, there is not Visual indicator on the activity box.

Whenever there are attachments or policies linked within an activity box, please enhance the system in a way that we are visually able to see some indication on the process diagram

Idea priority Urgent
RFE ID 140689
RFE URL
RFE Product Blueworks Live
  • Guest
    Jul 29, 2020

    Thanks for your request! There are a couple of options available today that would allow you to identify which activities have attachments or are linked to policies or decisions.
    If you are in Edit mode, click End Edit to switch to view mode. Then, on the right hand side, the Details tab will show you the attachments, policies, or decisions associated with your selected process element.
    Additionally, Analyze mode allows you to see, at a glance, which activities have attachments or are linked to policies. Analyze mode doesn't currently show which activities are linked to decisions, but we intend to make that available at a future time.
    Does this address your need? If not, please provide more specifics on your use-case.
    Thanks!