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About State Models
State model functionality allows you to constrain the state of an object by prescribing allowed state values and allowed state transitions. For example, a service request object may be constrained to three states: Open, Closed, and Pending. Furthermore, the state transitions may be constrained to: Open to Pending, Open to Closed, and Pending to Closed.
For Siebel workflows, state models provide a data-driven method for extending control based on the state of the object. For general information about Siebel workflows, see Siebel Business Process Designer Administration Guide.
The state model functionality consists of three key elements: