1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 23, 2006 11:41 AM by David Hosier

    Activities launching external applications?

    Lavogiez Stéphane Newbie


      I'm using jBPM 3.1 with Tomcat 5.5 and Oracle 9i since few weeks.
      I want to use jBPM as a solution for migrating a Lotus Notes application (with complex forms).

      My problem is that, for now, jBPM doesn't support complex forms.

      So I'm wondering if I could use activities or tasks to launch external applications such as IE to load a jsp file which would contain a complex form. This jsp would also include a submit button which would call a servlet in order to store context variables to jBPM database and send signal to continue process instance execution.

      Is it a good idea? or does it exist another better solution to resolve this problem?

      Thx for your advices...

        • 1. Re: Activities launching external applications?
          David Hosier Novice

          You could just put these JSP pages into a cohesive web application, then use your servlet idea to set process variables and signal the process. I don't see why you would need to have the process spawn browsers and stuff. We have a project right now that does just this. For user input, we have pages that get submitted to a servlet where I take all the params from the page and map them to process variables, then I signal the process.