Changing Start Nodes
Start nodes indicate which workstate the content items enter when joining workflows. Each workflow requires and contains only one start node. Adding a start node generates a transition called Initial in the Workflow Transitions area. Use the Designing Workflow area to change the start node.
If you change the start node, ensure the workflow advances content items as intended. Changing the start node maintains all workstate transitions. If an administrator saves a different workstate as the start node, only the transitions connected to that workstate are available to advance the content item.
To change the start node (i.e., initial workstate):
- Navigate to .
- Select the appropriate workflow from the list.
- Click Edit.
- Right-click the workstate that will replace the initial workstate. In this example,
Authoring is the initial workstate; Drafting is its replacement.
- Click Make Start Node. The selected workstate displays as
the start node.Additional InformationThe Initial transition automatically associates with the start node. This transition assigns the content item entering the workflow to the initial group.
- Click Refresh in the top menu to display the new workstate
order. NoteIf you click Undo or Redo, click Refresh to view undone or redone changes.
- Click Save in the top menu of the Designing
Workflow area when finished making changes in the workflow. Ingeniux
CMS saves the workflow in Workflows Designer. This workflow is
available for content items in the Site Tree and
Assets Tree. NoteAll workstates require cohesive transitions before saving.