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Component Category Deletion

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24-10-2005

How can you delete a component category in workflow designer?

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25-10-2005

Hi Matt



Hubert is 99% right - there's no easy way to delete a component category. However, there are actually two (nasty) ways to do it. (But only if you're feeling very brave.)



Either way, make sure that there are no components in the particular category prior to doing this.



1. Use the ODE (part of the Workflow SDK) and define an appropriate deletion criteria on "pat_category".



2. Use a SQL Query tool, and simply delete the offending row in tb_pat_category.



Please note that this is not endorsed by Adobe, and misuse could cause data loss, loss of appetite, bad breath, etc.



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25-10-2005

Good point, Howard is 99.5% right 😛 It's actually "process_category" in the ODE and "tb_process_category" in the DB. pat_category is the categories in Form Manager.



If you're going to do one of these I'd STRONGLY recommend it be option 1 though.



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25-10-2005

Oops. THanks for the correction, Hubert.

(Could you please send me a private email to htreisman@avoka.com)



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26-10-2005

Oops, actually the pat_category's is the component categories, no the categories in Form Manager.