Suggestion: Can we have the ability to link to custom Guides from within Workflows?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Nov 1 2018 2:33 AM

One of the things I would like to be able to do in a workflow is to consult different types of commentaries at different stages in the process.

For example, I would like to be able to consult Textual Commentaries at one stage, Bible Background commentaries at another and so on.

The easiest way I can see of doing this is by me creating custom guides with just those sections and then invoking them within the workflow.

Is this something that could be done?

Thanks, Graham 

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 1 2018 2:39 AM

Graham Criddle:

One of the things I would like to be able to do in a workflow is to consult different types of commentaries at different stages in the process.

For example, I would like to be able to consult Textual Commentaries at one stage, Bible Background commentaries at another and so on.

This is really important to me, too, although I'd prefer the ability to be able to specify the collection WITHIN the workflow (as we already can with guides). That's because I have other steps between checking different types of commentaries.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 1 2018 2:50 AM

Mark Barnes:
although I'd prefer the ability to be able to specify the collection WITHIN the workflow (as we already can with guides)

That would be even betterSmile

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 1 2018 2:57 AM

Mark Barnes:
This is really important to me, too, although I'd prefer the ability to be able to specify the collection WITHIN the workflow

Strongly agree.

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Richard Wardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 1 2018 3:39 AM

MJ. Smith:

Mark Barnes:
This is really important to me, too, although I'd prefer the ability to be able to specify the collection WITHIN the workflow

Strongly agree.

Yes! This would make Workflows even more useful.

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Tim Hensler | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 1 2018 4:36 AM

Yes Yes

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scooter | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 1 2018 5:17 AM

Mark Barnes:
the ability to be able to specify the collection WITHIN the workflow
Mark Barnes:
the ability to be able to specify the collection WITHIN the workflow

Yes.

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JH | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 1 2018 5:24 AM

Mark Barnes:

Graham Criddle:

One of the things I would like to be able to do in a workflow is to consult different types of commentaries at different stages in the process.

For example, I would like to be able to consult Textual Commentaries at one stage, Bible Background commentaries at another and so on.

This is really important to me, too, although I'd prefer the ability to be able to specify the collection WITHIN the workflow (as we already can with guides). That's because I have other steps between checking different types of commentaries.

Yes, this would very useful!

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 1 2018 6:03 AM

Mark Barnes:
the ability to be able to specify the collection WITHIN the workflow

+1 ... mission critical!

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Andrew | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 10:24 AM

Mark Barnes:
the ability to be able to specify the collection WITHIN the workflow

Absolutely!

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Ryan Gano (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 10:53 AM

We are currently tracking a feature request to supply collection settings to the Commentaries section for Workflows.

Thanks for pointing out that this would be useful. It will help us prioritize the feature among others.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 10:54 AM

Thanks Ryan

Thats great news, Graham

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Richard Wardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 12:09 PM

Ryan Gano (Faithlife):

We are currently tracking a feature request to supply collection settings to the Commentaries section for Workflows.

Thanks for pointing out that this would be useful. It will help us prioritize the feature among others.

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Richard Villanueva | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 2 2018 10:28 PM

Mark Barnes:

Graham Criddle:

One of the things I would like to be able to do in a workflow is to consult different types of commentaries at different stages in the process.

For example, I would like to be able to consult Textual Commentaries at one stage, Bible Background commentaries at another and so on.

This is really important to me, too, although I'd prefer the ability to be able to specify the collection WITHIN the workflow (as we already can with guides). That's because I have other steps between checking different types of commentaries.

Yes

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 4 2018 6:23 PM

Ryan Gano (Faithlife):
We are currently tracking a feature request to supply collection settings to the Commentaries section for Workflows.

Yes Consider my voice added to this.

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 4 2018 6:24 PM

I agree as well. My workflow is built around custom guides. 

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Mike Tourangeau | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 6 2018 6:00 AM

Bruce Dunning:
Ryan Gano (Faithlife):
We are currently tracking a feature request to supply collection settings to the Commentaries section for Workflows.

Yes! That would be great!

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 6 2018 6:07 AM

Ryan Gano (Faithlife):

We are currently tracking a feature request to supply collection settings to the Commentaries section for Workflows.

Thanks for pointing out that this would be useful. It will help us prioritize the feature among others.

Why not just allow for all guide sections to be available within a workflow similar to a custom guide? That allows for collections that can be set as well as other options. Many have been using custom guides to direct their workflow already and this would enable them to include those sections in a workflow. 

Just a thought.

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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 6 2018 9:15 AM

John Fidel:

Why not just allow for all guide sections to be available within a workflow similar to a custom guide? 

This was the first PROBLEM that I identified with the new Dashboard.  Having supervised teams of coders for lots of years, it "seems" childishly simply to reuse the existing code for the Quickstart Layouts and let the user decide which Layouts to place on their Dashboard.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 6 2018 12:47 PM

Brother Mark:

John Fidel:

Why not just allow for all guide sections to be available within a workflow similar to a custom guide? 

This was the first PROBLEM that I identified with the new Dashboard.  Having supervised teams of coders for lots of years, it "seems" childishly simply to reuse the existing code for the Quickstart Layouts and let the user decide which Layouts to place on their Dashboard.

Brother Mark ... as another who spent years coding/supervising coders, etc. ... Yes, there is a great deal of reuse but with small amounts of customization ... but they ran out of time. The number of options for the workflow went up significantly between my last tests in beta and what was put in production (note: MY last tests not all tests). The problem is that the "childishly simple" things are the ones often left to the last minute because you know you can get them done quickly but other things keep pushing back when the "last minute" starts :-)

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