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Preset Values (vacation request example): Bug or feature?

Question asked by udoderk on Dec 11, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 18, 2012 by jbarrez
Hi all,

i use the vacation request example, existed on Activiti 5.10, to investigate the power of the activiti engie ;)  (see xml below)

This process contains
    1. start event with form (to be filled by employee)
    2. Handle vacation request -  "Do you approve this vacation?" (to be filled by manager )
    3. exclusive Gateway Request approved?
    4.1  A task "Send confirmation e-mail", if vacation approved
    4.2. The user task "Adjust vacation request" , if vacation rejected (to be filled by employee)
    5 exclusive Gateway "Resend request?"
    6 and 7 - The end events.
Now, if the request was rejected and employee gets the "Adjust vacation request" form, the values, that the values, that he has previously entered, will be displayed.
Same effect is reproducible, if the manager gets the adjusted vacation request from employee.

Is it BUG or the Feature???

Thanks

P.S XML:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>

<definitions id="definitions"
             targetNamespace="http://activiti.org/bpmn20"
             xmlns="http://www.omg.org/spec/BPMN/20100524/MODEL"
             xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
             xmlns:activiti="http://activiti.org/bpmn">
 
  <process id="vacationRequest" name="Vacation request test">
 
    <startEvent id="request" activiti:initiator="employeeName">
      <extensionElements>
        <activiti:formProperty id="numberOfDays" name="Number of days" type="long" value="1" required="true"/>
        <activiti:formProperty id="startDate" name="First day of holiday (dd-MM-yyy)" datePattern="dd-MM-yyyy hh:mm" type="date" required="true" />
        <activiti:formProperty id="vacationMotivation" name="Motivation" type="string" />
      </extensionElements>
    </startEvent>
    <sequenceFlow id="flow1" sourceRef="request" targetRef="handleRequest" />
   
    <userTask id="handleRequest" name="Handle vacation request" >
      <documentation>
        ${employeeName} would like to take ${numberOfDays} day(s) of vacation (Motivation: ${vacationMotivation}).
      </documentation>
      <extensionElements>
         <activiti:formProperty id="vacationApproved" name="Do you approve this vacation" type="enum" required="true">
          <activiti:value id="true" name="Approve" />
          <activiti:value id="false" name="Reject" />
        </activiti:formProperty>
        <activiti:formProperty id="managerMotivation" name="Motivation" type="string" />
      </extensionElements>
      <potentialOwner>
        <resourceAssignmentExpression>
          <formalExpression>management</formalExpression>
        </resourceAssignmentExpression>
      </potentialOwner>        
    </userTask>
    <sequenceFlow id="flow2" sourceRef="handleRequest" targetRef="requestApprovedDecision" />
   
    <exclusiveGateway id="requestApprovedDecision" name="Request approved?" />
    <sequenceFlow id="flow3" sourceRef="requestApprovedDecision" targetRef="sendApprovalMail">
      <conditionExpression xsi:type="tFormalExpression">${vacationApproved == 'true'}</conditionExpression>
    </sequenceFlow>
   
    <task id="sendApprovalMail" name="Send confirmation e-mail" />
    <sequenceFlow id="flow4" sourceRef="sendApprovalMail" targetRef="theEnd1" />
    <endEvent id="theEnd1" />
   
    <sequenceFlow id="flow5" sourceRef="requestApprovedDecision" targetRef="adjustVacationRequestTask">
      <conditionExpression xsi:type="tFormalExpression">${vacationApproved == 'false'}</conditionExpression>
    </sequenceFlow>
   
    <userTask id="adjustVacationRequestTask" name="Adjust vacation request">
      <documentation>
        Your manager has disapproved your vacation request for ${numberOfDays} days.
        Reason: ${managerMotivation}
      </documentation>
      <extensionElements>
        <activiti:formProperty id="numberOfDays" name="Number of days" value="${numberOfDays}" type="long" required="true"/>
        <activiti:formProperty id="startDate" name="First day of holiday (dd-MM-yyy)" value="${startDate}" datePattern="dd-MM-yyyy hh:mm" type="date" required="true" />
        <activiti:formProperty id="vacationMotivation" name="Motivation" value="${vacationMotivation}" type="string" />
        <activiti:formProperty id="resendRequest" name="Resend vacation request to manager?" type="enum" required="true">
          <activiti:value id="true" name="Yes" />
          <activiti:value id="false" name="No" />
        </activiti:formProperty>
      </extensionElements>
      <humanPerformer>
        <resourceAssignmentExpression>
          <formalExpression>${employeeName}</formalExpression>
        </resourceAssignmentExpression>
      </humanPerformer> 
    </userTask>
    <sequenceFlow id="flow6" sourceRef="adjustVacationRequestTask" targetRef="resendRequestDecision" />
   
    <exclusiveGateway id="resendRequestDecision" name="Resend request?" />
    <sequenceFlow id="flow7" sourceRef="resendRequestDecision" targetRef="handleRequest">
      <conditionExpression xsi:type="tFormalExpression">${resendRequest == 'true'}</conditionExpression>
    </sequenceFlow>
   
     <sequenceFlow id="flow8" sourceRef="resendRequestDecision" targetRef="theEnd2">
      <conditionExpression xsi:type="tFormalExpression">${resendRequest == 'false'}</conditionExpression>
    </sequenceFlow>
    <endEvent id="theEnd2" />
     
  </process>
 
</definitions>

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