Would it be possible to add an 'Admin Override' option to the 'Set-PWDocumentState' command in PW PowerShell?. This option should only be useable by members of the Administrator group or by using a '-AdminOverride' option
When this function is used on an object managed under the Workflow Rules Engine (WRE) it returns a 58268 error ("Manual change state not allowed. Please use Workflow customization rules to change document state")
Access to this additional option is required for system Administrators to fix problems with WRE where on occasion the rule action times-out and the file is left in the wrong state. This can be caused by a number of things such as large/corrupt files or even a slow network connection.
I know this can be achieved by editing the database entries but I need a managed function that can be configured to achieve the result in a consistent and controlled manner.
I would be reluctant to create any cmdlets or capabilities to bypass the WRE. If you are encountering issues, I would recommend contacting Bentley Support to determine the cause and find a solution.
The fact is that the WRE does fail at times and also there is a requirement to move files through the workflow programmatically outside of Projectwise Client (the benefits of PowerShell).
As long as this function is restricted to administrator users (and/or another controlled group) then this should not be an issue