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chronolgical problems in workflows


i have a ESS-workflow. employees can enter their absence in ESS. the absences will then be approved/disapproved by the boss of the employee.

so far so good, BUT:

AFTER the approving of the absence i have an background-step in my workflows, which calls an method of an Z-class. in this method i send absence data via interface into an file on the server. in the evening the file will be send to another system.

in some cases i have the wrong chronologic sequence in this file, for example abcenses are approved in the following sequence:

Employee 4711, caneling of abcense A

Employee 4711, canceling of absence B

Employee 4711, entering new absence C

Employee 4711, entering new absence D

The boss of employee 4711 approves ALL 4 absences in the RIGHT sequence (A, B, C, D).

A at 11.40, B at 11.41, C at 11.42.00 and D at 11.42.30 o 'clock.

But the workflow step with the calling of the Z-class method starts with C at 11.47.00, D at 11.47.12, A at 11.47.22,

B at 11.47.23. so in my interface file i have the wrong sequence, which leads to problems in the system the data

is sent to.

so WHY there is an 'break' of up to 5 Minutes in the workflow after approving the absence. any ideas for that ?

how can i be sure that each single workflow is working in right sequence ?

best regards, Martin

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