How to use the Symfony workflow component to model business processes?

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by ryleigh , in category: PHP Frameworks , 6 months ago

How to use the Symfony workflow component to model business processes?

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by brandy , 5 months ago

@ryleigh 

The Symfony workflow component provides a convenient way to model and manage business processes in your application. Here are the steps to use the Symfony workflow component to model business processes:

  1. Install the Symfony workflow component via Composer:composer require symfony/workflow
  2. Define your workflow using the Workflow component API. You can define your workflow in a YAML file, an XML file, or programmatically in PHP code.For example, here is a simple workflow definition in YAML:# config/workflows/order_workflow.yaml name: order_workflow type: workflow marking_store: type: single_state arguments: - current_place places: - created - processed - shipped transitions: create: from: created to: processed process: from: processed to: shipped This workflow has three places: created, processed, and shipped. It has two transitions: create and process.
  3. Instantiate the Workflow component in your code using the workflow definition you created:use SymfonyComponentWorkflowDefinitionBuilder; use SymfonyComponentWorkflowMarkingStoreSingleStateMarkingStore; use SymfonyComponentWorkflowWorkflow; $builder = new DefinitionBuilder(); $builder ->addPlaces(['created', 'processed', 'shipped']) ->addTransition('create', 'created', 'processed') ->addTransition('process', 'processed', 'shipped'); $definition = $builder->build(); $marking = new SingleStateMarkingStore('current_place'); $workflow = new Workflow($definition, $marking);
  4. Use the Workflow component to manage the state of your objects. To start a new workflow, call the getEnabledTransitions() method to get a list of transitions that can be applied to the current state, and then call the apply() method to apply the desired transition:$order = new Order(); $workflow->apply($order, 'create'); This will transition the order from the "created" state to the "processed" state.
  5. Use the Workflow component to query the state of your objects. You can get the current state of an object using the getMarking() method:$state = $workflow->getMarking($order)->getPlaces()[0]; This will return the current state of the order, which could be "created", "processed", or "shipped".


That's it! By following these steps, you can use the Symfony workflow component to model and manage business processes in your application.