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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 22, 2021

Extend migration policy to support move token without token orphanization and restarting of tasks

When defining a migration policy, it should also support move token for steps that arent orphaned, to support rerunning added steps prior to the current task. The migration policy should also support restarting of tasks, that currenty would crash due to extensive internal changes in it.

Idea priority Medium
Why is it useful?

When making extensive changes inside a task the task might need to rerun its constructors, or take in more data from the process instance. If tokens could be moved without the step being removed in the instance, this would simplify this matter.

Tasks should also be able to be "restarted", so all their internal steps will be rerun, and their startdata read in anew.

Our current solution is a tool to move tokens with, where we move the token to the step it already is standing on, to force a task recreation. This however recreates the task, resulting in a new taskId, recreated due date for the task, removed assignment, which is a behaviour that we would rather avoid.

Who would benefit from this idea? Everyone who migrates instances in process applications where task content might change