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Embedding tables in EPF/EPF Wiki and Modeling [message #57209] Thu, 02 July 2009 12:31 Go to next message
Gloria is currently offline Gloria
Messages: 2
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hello!

I was hoping someone can help me with a couple of questions:

1. We are currently using EPF Composer to publish content that is used as
our customer delivery vehicle. We are wondering if there is anyway of
embedding tables (possibly Excel) in either EPF Composer or EPF Wiki. We
are not using EPF wiki just yet. But ideally, this functionality can be in
the form of double clicking on an embedded excel spreadsheet, making
updates to the spreadsheet without having to move away from the page
iself, and saving so that spreadsheet is updated. Right now we have links
to word docs, powerpoints and excel, but it opens up in another window.

2. If we are to incorporate EPF wiki, updates to the publish content only
show up after harvesting? If I make an update to the published content,
does it show up after an admin looks through the content and approves it,
or does it show up automatically?

3. We are researching the possibility of developing a home grown open
source run time governance tool where EPF Composer/wiki becomes our
presentation layer. Can BPM modeling be done via EPF Composer/Wiki? Could
BPM be an input or output to EPF Composer?

I hope my questions are clear. We are just starting to wrap our brains
around EPF and your answers to these questions would be greatly
appreciated.
Re: Embedding tables in EPF/EPF Wiki and Modeling [message #346091 is a reply to message #57209] Tue, 28 July 2009 03:25 Go to previous message
Onno van der Straaten is currently offline Onno van der Straaten
Messages: 28
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hi Gloria,
I think there is no clean way to embed Microsoft documents into a site
using EPF or EPF Wiki. It basically works as you describe by linking to
the documents and clicking the links will open the documents in a seperate
window. To allow updates you would need something like MS Sharepoint, this
is the only way I know of that will allow you to open a document from
link, makes changes and then save the changes.

In EPF Wiki changes to published content are immediately visible after the
user does a check in. The admin does not need to approve changes, the
admin can moderate changes and choose to rollback changes. More
information about the harvesting is in the guide
http://wiki.eclipse.org/EPF_Wiki_User_Guide#Harvesting

You third question is about enacting processes created with EPF I think.
The SPEM document has some interesting information about enactment, see
for example chapter 16 in http://www.omg.org/spec/SPEM/2.0/Beta2/PDF/.
This information mentions linking to BPMN enactment machines. Process
enactment is a personal interest as is open source development, in fact I
have developed some ideas about integrating EPF Wiki/EPF with open source
technology that would allow amongst other things the enactment of
processes created with EPF Composer. So I would be interested in
participating in such an effort in the open source domain.

Best Regards,
Onno
Re: Embedding tables in EPF/EPF Wiki and Modeling [message #598795 is a reply to message #57209] Tue, 28 July 2009 03:25 Go to previous message
Onno van der Straaten is currently offline Onno van der Straaten
Messages: 28
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hi Gloria,
I think there is no clean way to embed Microsoft documents into a site
using EPF or EPF Wiki. It basically works as you describe by linking to
the documents and clicking the links will open the documents in a seperate
window. To allow updates you would need something like MS Sharepoint, this
is the only way I know of that will allow you to open a document from
link, makes changes and then save the changes.

In EPF Wiki changes to published content are immediately visible after the
user does a check in. The admin does not need to approve changes, the
admin can moderate changes and choose to rollback changes. More
information about the harvesting is in the guide
http://wiki.eclipse.org/EPF_Wiki_User_Guide#Harvesting

You third question is about enacting processes created with EPF I think.
The SPEM document has some interesting information about enactment, see
for example chapter 16 in http://www.omg.org/spec/SPEM/2.0/Beta2/PDF/
This information mentions linking to BPMN enactment machines. Process
enactment is a personal interest as is open source development, in fact I
have developed some ideas about integrating EPF Wiki/EPF with open source
technology that would allow amongst other things the enactment of
processes created with EPF Composer. So I would be interested in
participating in such an effort in the open source domain.

Best Regards,
Onno
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