Hello, trying to figure out if this is possible within Process Definition or if needs to be coded.
I'm trying to set off a chain of tasks that need to be created based on a date in the future. For example, let's say an annual conference event date field is filled in a specific module.
Using this annual conference event date, I want tasks to be created leading up to the event. For example, 150 days before the conference a task is created to send out invitations, then 100 days leading up to the event a task is created to book a musician, then 50 days leading up to the event a task is created to order all the decor.
So the triggering event for the tasks will be based on a future date.
There are tons of ways to schedule tasks to be created from a date + so many minutes, days, or what have you; but I can't find a way to schedule tasks leading up to a date.
One solution I thought of was to have a separate hidden field that automatically subtracts the maximum days from the event date, then using that calculated date to build a Process Definition.
Has anyone ever needed to created start events based on a future date? How did you go about designing the solution? I'm using Enterprise 7.8. Thank you for any help or insight!