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About the ProcessDefinitionEntity v5.0rc1

Question asked by hery1 on Nov 11, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 12, 2010 by jbarrez

I was using activiti v5.0beta2 before.
In 5.0beta2, the org.activiti.engine.impl.repository.ProcessDefinitionEntity has an attribute called startFormResourceKey that contains the string for the start form.

I upgraded to 5.0rc1 and I noticed that this attribute has disappeared. I noticed there is a new attribute called startFormHandler. I tried that attribute using this code:

        ProcessDefinition pd; //get pd from somewhere
        ProcessDefinitionEntity pde = (ProcessDefinitionEntity) pd;
        DefaultStartFormHandler dsfh = (DefaultStartFormHandler) pde.getStartFormHandler();
        if (dsfh != null) {
            formKey = dsfh.getFormKey();
However the dsfh is always null.

I tried using the new form service as well:

            ProcessDefinition pd; //get pd from somewhere
            Object obj = formService.getRenderedStartForm(pd.getId());
            if (obj != null) {
                FormData fd = (FormData) obj;
                System.out.println("fd key: " + fd.getFormKey());
However the obj is always null.

I tried another method given by form service:

            StartFormData sfd = formService.getStartFormData(pd.getId());
            if (sfd != null) {
                System.out.println("sfd is not null");
                String formKey = sfd.getFormKey();
                System.out.println("form key: " + formKey);
            else {
                System.out.println("sfd is null");
And I get the output "sfd is not null" but the formKey is still null.

For all the programs above, the sample data I used is the VacationRequest.bpmn20.xml.

Can someone help me to get back the start form string again?