Database ASP.NET form approval process
Posted on 2005-03-04
I have a question I am not sure what category it belongs since it touches ASP.NET, SQL2000 and document routing concepts.
I have an ASP.NET application that has a SQL2000 database as a back end.
This ASP.NET application has several forms that need to be filled in (each form is based on a table in the database) and then they need to be approved by 3 gatekeepers (3 different employees of our organization).
I am not sure what is the correct way to implement the approval process.
(One idea I have is to have a table for each form with the log in ID of the people that need to approve it and then based on the users log in ID to allow only to the above users to click on a button.... but this idea seems to "small approach" based on the fact that in the near future we are going to have dozens of forms that will need to be approved).
Any ideas of what is the proper approach of database generated documents approval process would be very much appreciated.