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Workflows validate user work and actions against the policy and procedures within your model, providing a robust approach to applying company policy and strengthening project development guidelines.

Project Administrators can write workflows to manage the way users interact with a model, such as managing security, staff compliance and model access, and monitoring changes made by users. Administrators can also use workflows to control a user's capacity to change a model element, taking into account factors such as access rights, group membership and even the value of a proposed change.

Application of Workflows



See also

Project Governance

Good corporate governance relies on well written and transparent project development guidelines and company policy.

A project might be compromised if the appropriate policies and procedures are poorly understood and not followed correctly - effective governance can be hampered by human error and the costs of recovering from the inadequate compliance of developers.

Policies, Procedures and Development

Company policy and procedures can be integrated with the development process to manage workflows, determine access rights, extend role based security permissions and respond to property change events.

This approach reduces compliance costs, enhances collaborative development and gives you confidence that projects are being developed correctly the first time around.

Development teams can adhere to best practice guidelines that govern model validation, change management, access controls and general development principles.

Workflow Options

There are two options for using Workflow scripts:

  • VBScript
  • JavaScript.

The VBScript is an older version and is limited to a series of commands. The JavaScript version is a more recent edition and allows full access to all the Automation functions.

The JavaScript is documented under EA_Connect and the Workflow Add-In Events Help Topics.

The VBScript is documented under Workflow Script Functions Help topic.


  • Workflows are available in the Corporate, Unified and Ultimate Editions of Enterprise Architect

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