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What is a Request?

Understand what Requests are in ProcessMaker.

Overview

In ProcessMaker, a "Request" is a single occurrence of a Process. A Request is more than just starting a Process. A Request is the workflow routing of one incident of a Process.

This is called a “Request” because many Processes begin with a request for an approval or a decision. Below are a few examples:

  • Request approval for a budget.

  • Request a leave of absence for next week.

  • Request to purchase office supplies.

You may start a Request for Processes that you have permission to do so. Likewise, you can participate in others' Requests. This occurs when someone else in your organization starts a Request that involves you. You would be notified of the Request and that you have a Task to do. You might be the only person deciding on a Request, or you might be among other ProcessMaker users involved in the workflow routing of a Request for a Process.

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