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Edward Chalk
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newbie here looking for a library that will enable me to import a csv (or similar) of workflow actions and then will render a nice flowchart showing dependencies, flow etc.

pcoz :-)
 
Jaikiran Pai
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Edward, welcome to CodeRanch!

It's not completely clear what kind of workflow you have in mind and in what language you need the library to be in. Can you add a bit more details to what exactly you are looking for?
 
Edward Chalk
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hi,

the idea is to be able to run a report on a legacy workflow system database (which has a bad GUI for showing workflow configuration) and then upload the data to (probably a java but any language is fine) an app that will render a nicely diagrammed representation of the workflow. (Also the next phase would be to show, for a specific instance of the workflow, which actions have completed (e.g. by coloring them green) and which have failed etc.)

I can't really find any libraries that will do this (complete apps seem to be more available like yEd).

Thanks :-)
 
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It depends on what the actual data looks like. There are workflow tools like http://jbpm.jboss.org/ which have the ability to visually present the workflow. However the data that gets fed into the library as a workflow has to follow certain specification. I don't know if your data does that.
 
Edward Chalk
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Hi,

I can modify the input data format to suit whatever libraries are available, the data is coming out of a very badly structured table so would need some massaging to make sense to any other system whatever is used.

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Maybe one of these can generate the graphics you're looking for: http://java-source.net/open-source/workflow-engines
 
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