6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 11, 2008 3:20 AM by Leonard Seymore

    ProcessDefinition to XML

    Leonard Seymore Newbie

      How do you convert a ProcessDefinition object its to XML representation?

        • 1. Re: ProcessDefinition to XML
          Ronald van Kuijk Master

          in 3.x this is not supported anymore. Might come back in 4.0 though I'm not sure

          • 2. Re: ProcessDefinition to XML
            Leonard Seymore Newbie

            I just have a couple of comments for anyone who might be looking at the same issue.

            This is in regards to version 3.2.3.

            I first tried the org.jbpm.jpdl.xml.JpdlXmlWriter class:
            The org.jbpm.jpdl.xml.JpdlXmlWriter is a deprecated class and would have been useful if it wrote the complete XML.

            Next I tried com.thoughtworks.xstream.XStream to create an XML representation for me, but it seems very tedious to generate a human friendly XML markup - I might end up (de-)serializing ProcessDefinition objects using this class anyway.

            Finally I tried manually building up XML from the ProcessDefinition object by, but this is a very painful, horrible, and useless approach:
            - I got stuck when trying to generate a Node's leavingTransitions, calling any method on the resulting list caused a NullPointerException - so I gave up.

            My last resort is to try and find the where in the designer (eclipse plugin) source the XML is generated. Unfortunately I have not been successful in my search and might just give up on the whole idea soon.

            If you have any comments, suggestions or alternative solutions please let me know.

            Thanks,
            - L

            • 3. Re: ProcessDefinition to XML
              Ronald van Kuijk Master

              Personally I'd give up. Some people said they generated the java processdefinition using java and want the xml with that. Then why not generate the processdefinition in xml using java and use that (xml2processdefinition IS supported ;-)

              • 4. Re: ProcessDefinition to XML
                Leonard Seymore Newbie

                 

                Personally I'd give up. Some people said they generated the java processdefinition using java and want the xml with that. Then why not generate the processdefinition in xml using java and use that (xml2processdefinition IS supported ;-)


                Surrender is not an option ...

                • 5. Re: ProcessDefinition to XML
                  Ronald van Kuijk Master

                  Ah... you are British I presume...


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                  We shall never surrender!


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