Is there an option to revert the dialog style Related Actions from 19.3 to the old redirect style Related Actions from older versions?
After testing on several instances, the dialog style Related Actions seems to run slower than the old redirect style Related Actions.
In addition, the dialog style Related Actions allow the user to interact with the record view before the page refreshes. Many projects chain related action process models through all data updates in order to avoid that possibility. Even with activity chaining, dialog style related actions still have that issue.
On our project we have a related action that goes through a series of forms in a process that incorporates multiple users and related systems and can last multiple days or weeks. We designed that as a related action because that's how Appian worked when we designed it.
Did Appian consider that people might use related actions as larger components of their applications than the actions themselves? Did Appian consider that for certain applications it would make more sense for the Actions to appear as dialog boxes rather than the Related Actions?
Now we can't upgrade to 19.3 ever, not without completely ruining the look and feel of the whole application. With this bug included in the mix, we could see countless tickets of users doing irreparable harm to their data.
Appian could introduce a checkbox to the Record Type definition so we don't have to use it if we don't want to unless there's some severe architectural problem involved with having both.
davidl280 said:Appian could introduce a checkbox to the Record Type definition
I agree - though i'd prefer it to be a setting that can be set (or at least overridden) for individual related actions on the same record.
davidl280 said:we could see countless tickets of users doing irreparable harm to their data
To be fair, I have been testing this issue out myself and haven't been able to reproduce any actual data loss so far.
davidl280 said:we have a related action that goes through a series of forms in a process that incorporates multiple users and related systems and can last multiple days or weeks.
I'm not sure much will change about this. The initial chained section(s) following the related action will happen in the dialog, but any subsequent tasks will still appear on a user's task list and, i assume, still open and function in the same way.
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