0 Replies Latest reply on Jun 19, 2008 12:48 AM by Neil C

    Starting a Business Process

    Neil C Novice

      Along with my transaction question found elsewhere on this forum, I am having issues beginning a business process.  Basically, I have a Seam button on one page that takes the user to another page, which is the first page in a pageflow.  However, I also have a process definition as well so that the state can be persisted. 


      Here is the button that takes the user to that first page:


      <input type="button" jsfc="s:button" styleClass="submitButton" id="beginOrderButton"
                      view="/sales/beginOrder.jspx"
                      value="Place Order" pageflow="orderPageflow" propagation="begin"
      



      Here is the entry for that page in pages.xml:


      <page view-id="/sales/beginOrder.jspx">
            <create-process definition="orderProcess"/>
            <begin-task />
            <begin-conversation join="true" pageflow="orderPageflow"/>
      </page>
      



      Here is the relevant entry in my pageflow definition:


      <start-page view-id="/sales/beginOrder.jspx" name="beginOrder">
            <description>Begin Order</description>
            <redirect/>
            <transition name="shop" to="shop"/>
            <transition name="backToConfirmation" to="confirm"/>
      </start-page>
      



      Finally, here is the process-definition snippet:


      <start-state name="start">
            <transition to="beginOrder"/>
      </start-state>
      <task-node name="beginOrder">
            <task name="beginOrder" description="Begin Order">
               <assignment actor-id="sales"/>
            </task>
            <transition name="shop" to="shop"/>
            <transition name="backToConfirmation" to="confirm"/>
      </task-node>
      



      As for the problem specifically, the button that should take me to the shop node doesn't.  It brings me back to the current page.  When I mouse over that button, I see the current page, rather than the shop page, in the browser status bar. 


      Also, the Seam debug page shows me this: BusinessProcess(processId=49,taskId=0)


      There is no taskId, and clearly the pageflow and process flow aren't happening.  Any insight into this is appreciated.


      Thanks.