1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 23, 2010 9:10 AM by Maciej Swiderski

    How to check in jBPM 4.3 that java activity returned null?

    Constantine Kulak Newbie

      Hello,

       

      is there any way to store null value in a variable and then check it for being empty? I'm trying to do it like this:

       

          <java
              method="someMethod" name="Java" var="variable">
              <transition to="Decision" />
          </java>

       

          <decision name="Decision">
              <transition to="Variable is empty">
                          <condition expr="#{empty variable}" />
                      </transition>
              <transition to="Default" />
          </decision>

       

      here xxx.Test.someMethod returns null, and decision throws an exception:

       

      org.jbpm.api.JbpmException: script evaluation error: javax.el.PropertyNotFoundException: Cannot find property variable
          org.jbpm.pvm.internal.script.ScriptManager.evaluate(ScriptManager.java:130)
          org.jbpm.pvm.internal.script.ScriptManager.evaluate(ScriptManager.java:118)
          org.jbpm.pvm.internal.script.ScriptManager.evaluateExpression(ScriptManager.java:90)
          org.jbpm.pvm.internal.model.ExpressionCondition.evaluate(ExpressionCondition.java:41)
          org.jbpm.jpdl.internal.activity.DecisionConditionActivity.findTransitionUsingConditions(DecisionConditionActivity.java:61)
          org.jbpm.jpdl.internal.activity.DecisionConditionActivity.execute(DecisionConditionActivity.java:46)
          org.jbpm.jpdl.internal.activity.DecisionConditionActivity.execute(DecisionConditionActivity.java:42)
          org.jbpm.pvm.internal.model.op.ExecuteActivity.perform(ExecuteActivity.java:60)
          org.jbpm.pvm.internal.model.ExecutionImpl.performAtomicOperationSync(ExecutionImpl.java:656)
          org.jbpm.pvm.internal.model.ExecutionImpl.performAtomicOperation(ExecutionImpl.java:616)
          org.jbpm.pvm.internal.model.ExecutionImpl.start(ExecutionImpl.java:217)
          org.jbpm.pvm.internal.cmd.StartProcessInstanceCmd.execute(StartProcessInstanceCmd.java:61)
          org.jbpm.pvm.internal.cmd.StartProcessInstanceCmd.execute(StartProcessInstanceCmd.java:37)
          org.jbpm.pvm.internal.svc.DefaultCommandService.execute(DefaultCommandService.java:42)
          org.jbpm.pvm.internal.tx.StandardTransactionInterceptor.execute(StandardTransactionInterceptor.java:54)
          org.jbpm.pvm.internal.svc.EnvironmentInterceptor.executeInNewEnvironment(EnvironmentInterceptor.java:53)
          org.jbpm.pvm.internal.svc.EnvironmentInterceptor.execute(EnvironmentInterceptor.java:40)
          org.jbpm.pvm.internal.svc.RetryInterceptor.execute(RetryInterceptor.java:55)
          org.jbpm.pvm.internal.svc.SkipInterceptor.execute(SkipInterceptor.java:43)
          org.jbpm.pvm.internal.svc.ExecutionServiceImpl.startProcessInstanceById(ExecutionServiceImpl.java:58)
          org.jbpm.integration.console.ProcessManagementImpl.newInstance(ProcessManagementImpl.java:151)
          org.jboss.bpm.console.server.FormProcessingFacade.startProcessWithUI(FormProcessingFacade.java:202)
          sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
          sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
          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:717)
          org.jboss.bpm.console.server.util.GWTJsonFilter.doFilter(GWTJsonFilter.java:59)

       

      So I guess it doesn't create a variable if null is returned. To overcome this I'm returning List instead of a single object and check whether it is empty or not, but it looks ugly. Is there any better way to check for null values returned by java activity?

       

      Thanks in advance for your suggestions.