|Oracle Workflow Developer's Guide|
Part Number B10284-02
When the workflow engine reaches a notification activity, it issues a Send( ) API call to the Notification System to send the message to an assigned performer. You define the message that the notification sends. The message can be an informative note or it can prompt the performer for a response. When a performer responds to a notification activity, the Notification System processes the response and informs the workflow engine that the notification activity is complete so that it can continue processing the next eligible activity. See: To Create a Notification Activity.
You specify the performer of a notification activity when you include the notification activity as a node in the process. You can either designate the performer to be a specific role or an item type attribute that dynamically returns the name of a role. See: To Define Nodes and Roles.
When you define a notification activity, you can also optionally:
Attention: You should expand roles to send out a broadcast-type message that you want all users of that role to see.
By both checking Expand Roles and specifying a post-notification function, you can create your own custom vote tallying activity. See: Voting Activity.