1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 21, 2010 3:48 PM by Shannon Sumner

    Declare a Map of Maps within the JDPL

    Shannon Sumner Newbie

      Hello all,

       

      To pick up from another thread - I'm creating a process variable with the same name as a task.  I'm assigning this variable a map containing name value pairs for any task relating information I can think of.  I'm working on creating custom nodes to accomplish this - but in the mean time can someone help me find a better way of doing what I'm doing now?

       

      I'm my jdpl I declare a variable in the following fashion:

       

       

      <variable name="Preparing For Your Oil Change" type="serializable">
              <object class="com.xxxx.pma.entity.VariableEntity">
                  <property name="mapVariables">
                      <map>
                          <entry>
                              <key>
                                  <string value="documentation"/>
                              </key>
                              <value>
                                  <string value="http://oilchg.xxxx.com/oilchg-intro.html"/>
                              </value>
                          </entry>
                      </map>
                  </property>
              </object>
          </variable>
      

       

      The class I call to populate this variable looks like this:

       

      package com.xxxx.pma.entity;
      
      import java.io.Serializable;
      import java.util.HashMap;
      import java.util.Map;
      
      public class VariableEntity implements Serializable
      {
          private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;
          public Map<String, String> mapVariables = new HashMap<String, String>();
      
          public Map<String, String> getMapVariables()
          {
              return mapVariables;
          }
      
          public void setMapVariables(Map<String, String> mapVariables)
          {
              this.mapVariables = mapVariables;
          }
      
      }
      

       

      Is there any way to declare a Map without going through the extra step of calling a helper class?  Please let me know.

       

      Thanks,

       

      Shannon

        • 1. Re: Declare a Map of Maps within the JDPL
          Shannon Sumner Newbie

          Duh! Figured out my own answer.  Here it is for those who are interested ...

           

          <variable name="Preparing For Your Oil Change" type="serializable">
                  <map>
                      <entry>
                          <key>
                              <string value="documentation"/>
                          </key>
                          <value>
                              <string value="http://oilchg.xxxx.com/oilchg-intro.html"/>
                          </value>
                      </entry>
                      <entry>
                          <key>
                              <string value="dateDue"/>
                          </key>
                          <value>
                              <string value="-8 days"/>
                          </value>
                      </entry>
                  </map>
              </variable>