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Sitecore Extended Workbox

Sitecore Extended Workbox

The workbox in Sitecore is a good out-of-the-box dashboard for users to use for workflows, however it becomes painful to use when we have a large number of items in workflow. Additionally, selecting multiple items using checkboxes in the default workbox can be a time-consuming process.

We therefore have developed an extended workbox that will provide the ability to filter the items on various criteria, and provide sort and search capability. Using ComponentArt grid control for our solution made selection of multiple items easy using “Ctrl” and “Shift” keys.

The Advanced Workbox application comprises of the pieces described below.

Home Ribbon

This ribbon has two groups - “Workflows” and “View”.

Workflows

This group displays all the workflows to which the logged-in user has access.

View

This group has drop-down fields which are used to filter the results.

The “Refresh” button is used to update the result list by applying filter values selected in the different drop-down fields.

Review Ribbon

This ribbon has three groups - “Actions”, “Proof” and “Customize”.

Actions

This group displays all state commands which the user has permission to execute for the current workflow state that is selected in the filter group of Home tab. Clicking the State command will invoke the State’s defined actions.

Proof

This group displays all the available Item commands.

Customize

This group has a button that will allow the user to specify which columns to display in the result list.

Result List

The result list displays the result items in a tabular format similar to the User Manager application in Sitecore. Clicking on a column header will sort the items in ascending or descending order of that column.

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