tough_siberian_
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How to force User Interaction element to show up?

Hi.

Can anybody suggest the way to force User Interaction dialogue to appear every time when its element is executing within a workflow?

There's a problem with usability, when same User Interaction element called from a loop shows up the dialogue window only the first time, and on next loop iterations user must either click an icon or select a menu item to bring interaction dialogue window up.

Thank you.

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cdecanini_
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Do you mean in the vco client or in the vSphere web client ?

I cannot test this ATM but maybe starting a new workflow (nested or asynchronous) containing the user interaction would be a work-around.

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tough_siberian_
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Haven't tested it with vSphere web client, and for this specific case it is not needed.

vCO client and (possibly - not tested yet) weboperator webview are of more concern.

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cdecanini_
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I can confirm the behavior you describe for a loop.

Unfortunately asynchronous open an infinite number of user interactions but none on the screen and nested none on the screen.

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cdecanini_
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I sppose that if there is a user interaction the loop is not infinite. You may be ble to do something like this:

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tough_siberian_
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Yes, that would definitely help, but the number of loops is not predefined. It is actually one of the input parameters of this workflow Smiley Happy.

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