About the objects lifecycle

Collection lifecycle

The life cycle of a Collection in InterPlay starts when a Document is imported to be processed and ends when the Collection is purged.

To manage the Collection life cycle, InterPlay provides:

  • A local management of the life cycle: the steps in the life cycle are controlled using the status property.
  • A configurable state transitions graph: you can define the list of status possible values and transitions between them.
  • Collection sources to synchronize the status of document in InterPlay and in external systems, especially Process Manager.

The Life cycle of Collections can be synchronized with a more general life cycle of files managed in ProcessManager. For more information, refer to the ProcessManager topics.

Object lifecycle

InterPlay allows you to also manage individually the lifecycle of each Object by providing a:

  • Status property defined on the Object
  • Configurable state transitions graph for the Objects

The life cycle of Object is defined independently of the life cycle of Collection. Synchronization points between the two life cycles can however be defined by setting conditions on the transitions. For instance, it can be enforced that a user can move an Object to a state "To Validate" only if the Collection that contains it has the 'Ready" status.

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