The Post Event to Feed Smart Service allows you to automatically publish events to the News feed.
When publishing feed information from your process, you can have the information appear as being attributed to a given system or associated with a specific user.
Use this activity when you want the information to list that it was posted by a specific user. Use the Post System Event to Feed Smart Service when you want the information to list that it was posted by the system or a specific application.
See also: Post System Event to Feed Smart Service
You can specify the user context for the activity on the Assignment Tab.
See also: Assignment Tab
The user designated to run this smart service will see the system event in his/her news feed only if he/she is specified in the Viewers input.
NOTE: Once posted, events can only be deleted by System Administrators.
Example Use Case
You have an application that manages a sales cycle with a process that records information on product demonstrations for potential clients.
When the Account Representative starts a product demo, he/she updates the status of the demo to "In Progress". Using this smart service, you can have an event feed entry generated automatically when the Account Representative updates this status so other staff members can see additional information on the potential client including the main focus of the demonstration and who is conducting the demonstration.
The user designated to run this smart service must have permission to post an entry to the specified feed.
Attempting to complete this task without the proper user rights generates an error message for the process administrator and pauses the process.
Assignment Options - Always Unattended
See also: Smart Services
|Feed||Feed||Yes||No||Specifies a subscription feed to use when posting the event.
|Message||Text||Yes||No||The message text of the feed entry for this event, either entered manually or determined by a process variable, rule, or constant entered through the Expression Editor. The maxiumum is 4,000 bytes.
|Attachments||Document||No||Yes||The file(s) to attach to the feed event.
|Record Tags||Record Identifier||No||Yes||The records to tag to the event.
|User||User||No||No||The actor associated with this event.
|Viewers||Users and Groups||No||Yes||The selected users and members of the selected groups who can see the feed entry for this event.
|Personalization Group||Group||No||No||A group to be associated with the event for use in subscription personalization.
|Action Process||Process Model||No||No||An action the users can start when they click the link called Open a Case on the feed entry when this input is configured. The link only displays if you configure this input.
|Action Instructions||Text||No||No||The instructions displayed as a tooltip when a user rests their pointer on the Open a Case link.|
|Event Data||LabelValue (CDT)||No||Yes||Additional details regarding the posted event.
|Name||System Data Type||Description|
|Entry Id||Text||The ID of the newly created feed entry.|