Workflow definition event parameter

A parameter which defines a message to be displayed in the Contensis UI when a workflow event is triggered, and validation to be performed.

Currently the only editor supported for use in workflow definitions is the multiline editor, which displays a customisable message to the user when the parent event is triggered to prompt the user to enter text, e.g. when submitting an entry for approval.

This editor can be used in conjunction with the required validation to make entering text mandatory.


Name Type Format Description
id string The identifier for the parameter.
name object Localized value The friendly name given to the parameter.
description object Localized value The description given to the parameter.
dataType string This should be set to "string".
dataType string This should be set to null.
default object This should be set to null.
validations object[] Validation The validation to be used.
editor object editor The editor to be used.


This example shows a parameter as used in a workflow definition.

    "id": "message",
    "name": {
        "en-GB": "Add an optional message for the approver"
    "description": {
        "en-GB": "The message included with the entry submission"
    "dataType": "string",
    "dataFormat": null,
    "default": null,
    "validations": {
        "required": {
            "message": {
                "en-GB": "The reason is required"
    "editor": {
        "id": "multiline",
        "instructions": {
            "en-GB": "Optionally include a message to let an approver understand your changes"
        "properties": null

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