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Documentum 6.5 Content Management Foundations by Pawan Kumar

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Lifecycle concepts

A lifecycle is a set of linearly connected states that define the stages in an object's life. A state can be a normal state or an exception state. Normal states are used for normal progress through the stages and exception states help deal with the less frequent situations.

A lifecycle is associated with a set of object types and this lifecycle can be applied only to the objects of these types. An object can be associated with at most one lifecycle at a time, and it is in exactly one of the states present in the lifecycle. The object can move back and forth between the lifecycle states when specified conditions permit and can trigger changes durng the process.

A state can have entry criteria that must be satisfied for an object ...

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