Invoke-Workflow

Executes Workflow action for an item. This command used to be named Execute-Workflow - a matching alias added for compatibility with older scripts.

Syntax

Invoke-Workflow [-Item] <Item> [-CommandName <String>] [-Comments <String>] [-Language <String[]>]

Invoke-Workflow [-Path] <String> [-CommandName <String>] [-Comments <String>] [-Language <String[]>]

Invoke-Workflow -Id <String> [-Database <String>] [-CommandName <String>] [-Comments <String>] [-Language <String[]>]

Detailed Description

Executes Workflow action for an item. If the workflow action could not be performed for any reason - an appropriate error will be raised.

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The following abbreviations are aliases for this cmdlet:

  • Execute-Workflow

Parameters

-CommandName  <String>

Namer of the workflow command.

Aliases
Required? false
Position? named
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? false
Accept Wildcard Characters? false

-Comments  <String>

Comment to be saved in the history table for the action.

Aliases
Required? false
Position? named
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? false
Accept Wildcard Characters? false

-Language  <String[]>

Language that will be used as source language. If not specified the current user language will be used. Globbing/wildcard supported.

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Required? false
Position? named
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? false
Accept Wildcard Characters? false

-Item  <Item>

The item to have the workflow action executed.

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Required? true
Position? 1
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
Accept Wildcard Characters? false

-Path  <String>

Path to the item to have the workflow action executed - additionally specify Language parameter to fetch different item language than the current user language.

Aliases
Required? true
Position? 1
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? false
Accept Wildcard Characters? false

-Id  <String>

Id of the the item to have the workflow action executed - additionally specify Language parameter to fetch different item language than the current user language.

Aliases
Required? true
Position? named
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? false
Accept Wildcard Characters? false

-Database  <String>

Database containing the item to have the workflow action executed - can work with Language parameter to narrow the publication scope.

Aliases
Required? false
Position? named
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? false
Accept Wildcard Characters? false

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • Sitecore.Data.Items.Item

Notes

Help Author: Adam Najmanowicz, Michael West

Examples

EXAMPLE 1

Submit item to approval, item gotten from path


PS master:\> Invoke-Workflow -Path master:/content/home -CommandName "Submit" -Comments "Automated"

EXAMPLE 2

Reject item, item gotten from pipeline


PS master:\> Get-Item master:/content/home | Invoke-Workflow -CommandName "Reject" -Comments "Automated"

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