2024 June Release

InboxesPermanent link for this heading

In an inbox, rules for the processing of incoming objects can be defined. A rule consists of conditions and actions. For example, network drives (WebDAV) can be used to store external documents in the inbox.

Useful for Following Tasks

  • Importing an organizational structure
  • Extracting e-mail attachments
  • Defining property values
  • Assigning categories
  • Classifying with Mindbreeze InSpire
  • Starting processes

Essential information about inboxes can be found in the user help:

https://help.cloud.fabasoft.com/index.php?topic=doc/User-Help-Fabasoft-Cloud-eng/advanced-use-cases.htm#inbox: new window

ScenarioPermanent link for this heading


If the incoming object is a PDF document and the name of the object contains the word “contract”, then the “Contract” category should be assigned. In addition, a process for approving should be started.

To achieve the objective, proceed as follows:

  • Create an inbox (in the personal folder or in a Teamroom).
  • Define a rule:
    • As the first condition, select “Object Class” as property and “PDF Document” as value.
    • As the second condition, select “Name” as property and enter “contract” as value.
    • As the first action, use “Assign Category” and select the “Contract” category.
    • As the second action, use “Start Process” and select the desired BPMN process.

Note: All conditions must be met for the rule to be executed. Do not specify a condition if the rule should always be executed. All actions of a rule are executed, but only the first applicable rule is executed.

Using Fabasoft app.ducx ExpressionsPermanent link for this heading

The following expressions can be defined in the context of inboxes.

Condition as Expression

Defines a Fabasoft app.ducx expression that is used as rule condition (see also FSCTEAMROOM@1.1001:rlcexpression: new window).


// the rule action is executed if the name of the incoming object
// contains "contract" (case-insensitive)

// "objname" can be read as "this.objname" whereby "this" is

the incoming object
lower(objname) contains "contract"

Execute User Defined Expression

The “Execute User Defined Expression” action can be used to execute an expression on the incoming object (see also FSCTEAMROOM@1.1001:eeaexpression: new window).


// sets the subject of the incoming object
objsubject = "Subject of " + objname;

// the applied rule is available in the global scope
// the incoming object will be removed from the inbox list

// the incoming object is added to a Teamroom with

Cloud ID "COO.1.506.3.4282"
@inbox = ::rule.FSCTEAMROOM@1.1001:GetObjectRoom();
@inbox.FSCTEAMROOM@1.1001:ibrchildren -= this;
@tr = COO.1.506.3.4130;

@tr.FSCTEAMROOM@1.1001:trchildren += this;