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Discussion created by RJKSolutions on Dec 18, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 19, 2012 by RJKSolutions

I want to stream in Event Frames to an application based on some criteria (Templates, Category, ...) but after an initial search I only want to know about new changes within my search criteria.  Much in the same manner FindChangedItems works based on Element Hierarchy.


Imagine I have a "Shift" event frame, which gets generated according to a shift pattern definition.  Well I don't want the shift pattern logic within an application, I want to know when a new shift has occurred via the generation of an Event Frame within a time period, lets say within the last day.  I'm using Rx to create my own EventFramesObservable which is just polling for changes using FindEventFrames and will have some logic to sort out what is "new" since the last check.  For something like a shift it is a trivial task to see one EF has ended and a new EF for the next shift has been created.  What I want to do next is look at child Event Frames generated during a shift (again fairly straightforward) but I also want to see changes to already generated EFs.  For example, imagine an EF was generated for maintenance and was marked as "emergency maintenance".  A few hours later during the shift the EF was re-classified as "planned maintenance" (via an Enum Attribute of the EF) and the time window was reduced because the auto-creation was inaccurate.  I would pick up this change by loading all EFs within my search criteria, but it will pull in everything again.  I only want to know if anything has changed since I last searched.


Make sense?