|Oracle Workflow Guide
Part Number A95265-03
( ) or SendGroup( ) API are called by the Workflow Engine when it encounters a notification activity. These APIs do the following:
Note: If a notification activity sends a message that is for the performer's information only (FYI), where there are no RESPOND message attributes associated with it, the notification activity gets marked as complete as soon as the Notification System delivers the message.
Note: In the case of a voting activity, the status is updated to 'WAITING' instead of 'NOTIFIED'. See: Special Handling of Voting Activities
If the performer role of a notification has a notification preference of MAILTEXT, MAILHTML, MAILATTH or SUMMARY, the notification is flagged with the corresponding value in the Notification table. The Notification Mailer, which polls the Notification table for these flags, then generates an e-mail version of that notification and sends it to the performer. See: Implementing the Notification Mailer.
Users who view their notifications from the Notifications Web page, regardless of their notifications preferences, are simply querying the Workflow Notification tables from this interface.
A notification recipient can perform one of four actions with the notification: