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    jbpm 4.1 - Task assignment

    Makarand Kulkarni Newbie

      Hi,

      One of my requirement is to assign task( taskform) to multiple users and wait in the process till all users completes the filling of task form.

      ---

      Tried subprocess but then taskform gets assigned to single user.
      Also tried candidategroups. Same problem here.

      Any help in this regard is highly appreciated.

      -Thanks and Regards
      Makarand

        • 1. Re: jbpm 4.1 - Task assignment
          Torsten R Newbie

          Hi,

          do you need to send the task to a limited number of users of dynamic number of users?

          If fixed you could use a fork-task (1-n)- join combination. Each user would get a separate instance:

          <fork ...>
          <transition to="taskA">
          <transition to="taskB">
          <transition to="taskC">
          <transition to="taskD">
          </fork>
          
          <task name="taskA" formName="XYZ" assignee=""${nameofuser1}>
           <transition to="theJoin">
          </task>
          .... [B,C,D] similar...
          <join>
          <transition to="end">
          </join>
          


          If you are looking for a dynamic solution you will probably need to implement some custom steps (this is what we are planning for a customer right now).

          Maybe the following post helps:
          http://www.infoq.com/articles/jBPM-user-interaction-patterns

          Let me know if this helps.
          Regards
          Torsten

          • 2. Re: jbpm 4.1 - Task assignment
            Makarand Kulkarni Newbie

            Hi,
            Thanks for the reply.

            I have tried exactly same fork/join approach using jBPM 4.1, JBOSS 5.0 etc

            Can you please guide me in this ?

            I am getting following error

            org.jboss.resteasy.spi.UnhandledException: org.hibernate.LazyInitializationException: could not initialize proxy - no Session
             org.jboss.resteasy.core.SynchronousDispatcher.handleApplicationException(SynchronousDispatcher.java:319)
             org.jboss.resteasy.core.SynchronousDispatcher.handleException(SynchronousDispatcher.java:230)
             org.jboss.resteasy.core.SynchronousDispatcher.handleInvokerException(SynchronousDispatcher.java:206)
             org.jboss.resteasy.core.SynchronousDispatcher.invoke(SynchronousDispatcher.java:360)
             org.jboss.resteasy.core.SynchronousDispatcher.invoke(SynchronousDispatcher.java:173)
             org.jboss.resteasy.plugins.server.servlet.HttpServletDispatcher.service(HttpServletDispatcher.java:93)
             org.jboss.resteasy.plugins.server.servlet.HttpServletDispatcher.service(HttpServletDispatcher.java:68)
             javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:803)
             org.jboss.bpm.console.server.util.GWTJsonFilter.doFilter(GWTJsonFilter.java:59)
             org.jboss.web.tomcat.filters.ReplyHeaderFilter.doFilter(ReplyHeaderFilter.java:96)
            
            
            root cause
            
            org.hibernate.LazyInitializationException: could not initialize proxy - no Session
             org.hibernate.proxy.AbstractLazyInitializer.initialize(AbstractLazyInitializer.java:86)
             org.hibernate.proxy.AbstractLazyInitializer.getImplementation(AbstractLazyInitializer.java:140)
             org.hibernate.proxy.pojo.javassist.JavassistLazyInitializer.invoke(JavassistLazyInitializer.java:190)
             org.jbpm.pvm.internal.model.ExecutionImpl_$$_javassist_4.getId(ExecutionImpl_$$_javassist_4.java)
             org.jbpm.integration.console.ModelAdaptor.adoptTask(ModelAdaptor.java:147)
             org.jbpm.integration.console.TaskManagementImpl.adoptTasks(TaskManagementImpl.java:69)
             org.jbpm.integration.console.TaskManagementImpl.getAssignedTasks(TaskManagementImpl.java:49)
             org.jboss.bpm.console.server.TaskListFacade.getTasksForIdRef(TaskListFacade.java:99)
             sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor278.invoke(Unknown Source)
             sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
             java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
             org.jboss.resteasy.core.MethodInjectorImpl.invoke(MethodInjectorImpl.java:117)
             org.jboss.resteasy.core.ResourceMethod.invokeOnTarget(ResourceMethod.java:260)
             org.jboss.resteasy.core.ResourceMethod.invoke(ResourceMethod.java:232)
             org.jboss.resteasy.core.ResourceMethod.invoke(ResourceMethod.java:166)
             org.jboss.resteasy.core.DispatcherUtilities.getJaxrsResponse(DispatcherUtilities.java:142)
             org.jboss.resteasy.core.SynchronousDispatcher.invoke(SynchronousDispatcher.java:356)
             org.jboss.resteasy.core.SynchronousDispatcher.invoke(SynchronousDispatcher.java:173)
             org.jboss.resteasy.plugins.server.servlet.HttpServletDispatcher.service(HttpServletDispatcher.java:93)
             org.jboss.resteasy.plugins.server.servlet.HttpServletDispatcher.service(HttpServletDispatcher.java:68)
             javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:803)
             org.jboss.bpm.console.server.util.GWTJsonFilter.doFilter(GWTJsonFilter.java:59)
             org.jboss.web.tomcat.filters.ReplyHeaderFilter.doFilter(ReplyHeaderFilter.java:96)
            
            
            note The full stack trace of the root cause is available in the JBoss Web/2.1.1.GA logs.
            
            
            --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
            
            JBoss Web/2.1.1.GA
            
            


            jpdl attached :
             <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
            - <process name="SubProcessFill" xmlns="http://jbpm.org/4.0/jpdl">
            - <start g="214,171,31,24" name="start1">
             <transition g="-43,-18" name="to fork1" to="fork1" />
             </start>
            - <fork g="215,273,44,34" name="fork1">
             <transition g="-44,-18" name="to task1" to="task1" />
             <transition g="-44,-18" name="to task2" to="task2" />
             <transition g="-44,-18" name="to task3" to="task3" />
             </fork>
             <end g="229,568,33,16" name="end1" />
            - <task assignee="peter" form="tcs/com/java/giveAppDetails.ftl" g="101,379,66,29" name="task1">
             <transition g="-41,-18" name="to join1" to="join1" />
             </task>
            - <task assignee="peter" form="tcs/com/java/giveAppDetails.ftl" g="222,378,47,27" name="task2">
             <transition g="-41,-18" name="to join1" to="join1" />
             </task>
            - <task assignee="peter" form="tcs/com/java/giveAppDetails.ftl" g="342,378,63,26" name="task3">
             <transition g="-41,-18" name="to join1" to="join1" />
             </task>
            - <join g="227,465,39,35" name="join1">
             <transition g="-42,-18" name="to end1" to="end1" />
             </join>
             </process>
            


            ----

            -Regards
            Makarand

            • 3. Re: jbpm 4.1 - Task assignment
              Torsten R Newbie

              Hi,

              one thing I see is that your end - state is missing. The join has a transition to "end1" which is not in your process def.

              When does this exception come up? When you start the process, when completing a task?

              Regards
              Torsten

              • 4. Re: jbpm 4.1 - Task assignment
                Makarand Kulkarni Newbie

                Hi,
                Mistake from my part. New process definition with end-state is attached below. Still same error is coming.

                After starting a process through jbpm console when I login as "peter" in jbpm-console, immediately I get the exception pasted in my previous message.

                I could see that there is some issue with respect to fork to n tasks with taskforms in user forum discussions before but error was not the same which i have reported.

                Please help me in this regard

                <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
                
                <process name="SubProcessFill" xmlns="http://jbpm.org/4.0/jpdl">
                 <start g="214,171,31,24" name="start1">
                 <transition g="-43,-18" name="to fork1" to="fork1"/>
                 </start>
                 <fork g="215,273,44,34" name="fork1">
                 <transition g="-44,-18" name="to task1" to="task1"/>
                 <transition g="-44,-18" name="to task2" to="task2"/>
                 <transition g="-44,-18" name="to task3" to="task3"/>
                 </fork>
                 <task assignee="peter" form="tcs/com/java/giveAppDetails.ftl" g="101,379,66,29" name="task1">
                 <transition g="-41,-18" name="to join1" to="join1"/>
                 </task>
                 <task assignee="peter" form="tcs/com/java/giveAppDetails.ftl" g="222,378,47,27" name="task2">
                 <transition g="-41,-18" name="to join1" to="join1"/>
                 </task>
                 <task assignee="peter" form="tcs/com/java/giveAppDetails.ftl" g="342,378,63,26" name="task3">
                 <transition g="-41,-18" name="to join1" to="join1"/>
                 </task>
                 <join g="227,465,39,35" name="join1">
                 <transition g="-42,-18" name="to end1" to="end1"/>
                 </join>
                 <end g="229,555,31,26" name="end1"/>
                </process>
                


                • 5. Re: jbpm 4.1 - Task assignment
                  Sebastian Schneider Master

                  I cannot find the JIRA issue right now but this is an issue with the console which has been already fixed in the trunk. The fix will go into the 4.2 release I think.

                  • 7. Re: jbpm 4.1 - Task assignment
                    Makarand Kulkarni Newbie

                    Hi,

                    Thanks.

                    It is the same problem mentioned in

                    https://jira.jboss.org/jira/browse/JBPM-2544

                    I am in the development phase and deadlines are strict in my case.

                    Can I get patch/workaround for this issue ? It seems like that it is fixed and will be available in 4.2. But then due to strict deadlines, I can't wait for much time

                    -Regards
                    Makarand

                    • 8. Re: jbpm 4.1 - Task assignment
                      Sebastian Schneider Master

                      As I understand there are 2 bugs which affect your problem. The problem wtih the engine which Joram mentioned in one of the comments here:

                      https://jira.jboss.org/jira/browse/JBPM-2544

                      Seems to be a a rather small change in the code. So you could get the 4.1 sources, make this change manually since you do not want the other changes which are in trunk and afterwards build from source.

                      As Joram mentioned this should make the exception gone away but as long as you do not update to console 1.2 you won't be able to see the process instances and tasks.

                      Regarding your deadline: I saw the date somehere, 4.2 is supposed to be released on November 1st I think.

                      • 9. Re: jbpm 4.1 - Task assignment
                        Ronald van Kuijk Master

                        And you can always use the latest source from trunk, run all tests, do a functionality test on your application and if it works, just use that. Why not?

                        • 10. Re: jbpm 4.1 - Task assignment
                          Sebastian Schneider Master

                          Sure, if Ronald tells you so you can do this as well. Why not. :) I personally did not feel comfortable (not enough information, experience) about advising to use the trunk and gladly leave this to people with more competence like Ronald.

                          • 11. Re: jbpm 4.1 - Task assignment
                            Ronald van Kuijk Master

                            But keep in mind that this is my personal opinion, not one of the jBPM team.

                            I did it several times with different projects and it saved a lot of time patching and stuff...

                            BUT.... always go over the jira issues (open and closed) since it might be that a 'nightly' version can run when used in a clean install, but that it might *not* run as an upgrade.

                            The latter unfortunately currently is the case as Tom is working on replacing the id generator from 'native' to a provided one as I just found out.

                            • 12. Re: jbpm 4.1 - Task assignment
                              Makarand Kulkarni Newbie

                              Hi,

                              I am also not comfortable in using trunk.

                              Anyway will this problem solve if I run this process outside console ?
                              I mean using APIS.

                              Can I get this code so that I can get it done in my local version ?
                              Also is their any chance to get console 1.2 ?

                              -Regards
                              Makarand

                              • 13. Re: jbpm 4.1 - Task assignment
                                Sebastian Schneider Master

                                As understood from Joram's description there won't be any exceptions but theire will be process instances and tasks missing which should be in their respective lists.

                                • 14. Re: jbpm 4.1 - Task assignment
                                  Ronald van Kuijk Master

                                  Funny, that many people are afraid of using trunk when all unit test are green, but do want to take a chance (and put (a lot of ) effort in it) to get an official release, try to find patches/diffs which might depend on other things solved (or not) and user that. But that is up to ecerybody else to decide.

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