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Allowing tasks to be created through the API at a given position

Release date: April 3rd, 2017 (Revision 1), print this page

We have added the Position attribute when creating Sequence Tasks using the API.

This note describes this change in full, and as usual you can contact support or your Technical Account Manager for further clarification.

Through the Sequence UI, it was possible to add a new task to an existing workflow, and to place it at any given position in the workflow. Through the Sequence API, it was previously not possible to add a new task to an existing workflow, specifying a position.

In order to make both actions consistent, we have added the ability to create tasks at a given position via the API now, as well as via the UI.

For example, imagine you are using a simple Sequence workflow template with three tasks:

  1. Ingest
  2. Transcode
  3. Deliver

After completing the Ingest task, your integration performing the Transcode task raises a warning. You may want to have a human operator perform a manual check of the transcoded media. Logically, this QC task should happen after Transcode and before Deliver, and this new API functionality allows you to create it in the correct position.

Before the QC task is created:

And after the new QC task has been created:

Please also refer to our API documentation on Creating a Task

References

  • sequence#104 Allow for tasks to be created through the API at a given position