If you turn process validation of in the server (deploy time) you can add your own xml elements at several levels. In 3.2 (3.1.3 as well afaik) you have access to the full xml process definition and can read anything from there .
another option is to have one actionhandler that sets the process varibable at the process start event. works for me
Sorry, ignore example above, I need it in the process definition XML itself.
You say we can add and ref stuff in the xml, but how exactly?
By taking apart the entire xml and getting it from there or ?
I need some form of
[variable name="extra"]Test Data here[/variable]
But then easily get this information later, when I display a list fo these processes in the web console.