Transitions Area

The Transitions area of the Edit Lifecycle dialog box displays the possible transitions in or out of the state you have currently selected in the Lifecycle Model. If you have selected a specific object type in the Filter bar, it also lists each attribute for which a role has a defined rule. If no state has been defined, it displays all transactions for all states of the lifecycle.

It consists of:

The toolbar contains buttons to perform the following actions.




Allows you to add a new transition using the New Transition dialog box.


Allows you to edit a transition using the Edit Transition Lifecycle dialog box.


Allows you to delete one or more transitions.

The table of transitions and roles contains a row for each combination of transition with each role that is authorized to action the object type(s) through this state. If a role is selected in the role filter, only that role will appear in the list.

Next to each role, there is an icon indicating whether the role is optional or pending.




Optional. This means that actioning an object to the transition's from state does not require there to be a user holding that role.

If the role is not optional, the actioning will be disallowed if there are no users holding that role.


Pending. The object will appear in the user's inbox and the user will receive email notification when the object is actioned to the from state for the transition.

If the role is not pending, it will not appear in the user's inbox and the user will not receive email notification, but the user will still be able to perform the action.

Related Topics

The Edit Lifecycle Dialog Box

The Edit Lifecycle Menu Area

The Attribute Rules Area