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how to invoke a web service with parameters

Question asked by tomi88 on Apr 18, 2013
Hi,
I have a question about how to invoke a ServiceTask with a web service that have parameters. I tried an exemple like the user guide with the counter and i succeded to increment the counter with the web service but when i tried to set it's value it didn't work.
I have this error (Error while evaluating expression: ${dataInputOfServiceTask.value} ). So i decided to post it in the activiti forum to have a little help.

i have already activiti-cxf.jar and all these libraries in the web-inf/lib of activiti-explorer

[INFO] |+- org.apache.cxf:cxf-rt-frontend-jaxws:jar:2.3.4:compile
[INFO] | +- xml-resolver:xml-resolver:jar:1.2:compile
[INFO] | +- org.apache.cxf:cxf-api:jar:2.3.4:compile
[INFO] | | +- org.apache.cxf:cxf-common-utilities:jar:2.3.4:compile
[INFO] | | | \- org.codehaus.woodstox:woodstox-core-asl:jar:4.1.1:runtime
[INFO] | | | \- org.codehaus.woodstox:stax2-api:jar:3.1.1:runtime
[INFO] | | +- org.apache.ws.commons.schema:XmlSchema:jar:1.4.7:compile
[INFO] | | +- org.apache.neethi:neethi:jar:2.0.5:compile
[INFO] | | | \- wsdl4j:wsdl4j:jar:1.6.2:compile
[INFO] | | \- org.apache.cxf:cxf-common-schemas:jar:2.3.4:compile
[INFO] | +- org.apache.cxf:cxf-rt-core:jar:2.3.4:compile
[INFO] | | \- org.apache.geronimo.specs:geronimo-javamail_1.4_spec:jar:1.7.1:compile
[INFO] | +- org.apache.cxf:cxf-rt-bindings-soap:jar:2.3.4:compile
[INFO] | | +- org.apache.cxf:cxf-tools-common:jar:2.3.4:compile
[INFO] | | \- org.apache.cxf:cxf-rt-databinding-jaxb:jar:2.3.4:compile
[INFO] | +- org.apache.cxf:cxf-rt-bindings-xml:jar:2.3.4:compile
[INFO] | +- org.apache.cxf:cxf-rt-frontend-simple:jar:2.3.4:compile
[INFO] | \- org.apache.cxf:cxf-rt-ws-addr:jar:2.3.4:compile

He says that he could not find property value in class org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.data.ItemInstance so how can i help him to find it?

It's already declared in the WSDL!



<xs:complexType name="setTo">
<xs:sequence>
<xs:element name="value" type="xs:int"/>
</xs:sequence>
</xs:complexType>



Could you help me please? Thank you in advance


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<definitions id="definitions"
  xmlns="http://www.omg.org/spec/BPMN/20100524/MODEL"
  xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
  xmlns:activiti="http://activiti.org/bpmn"
  targetNamespace="org.activiti.enginge.impl.webservice"
  xmlns:tns="org.activiti.enginge.impl.webservice"
  xmlns:counter="http://webservice.impl.engine.activiti.org/">

  <import importType="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/"
          location="http://localhost:8080/axis2/services/Counter?wsdl"
          namespace="http://webservice.impl.engine.activiti.org/" />

  <process id="Parameters_test">

      <dataObject id="dataInputOfProcess" name="Input for webservice" itemSubjectRef="xs:int"/>

      <startEvent id="theStart" />

      <sequenceFlow id="flow1" sourceRef="theStart" targetRef="theScriptTask" />

      <scriptTask id="theScriptTask" scriptFormat="groovy" name="Execute script">
         <script>
             def scriptVar = "10"
             execution.setVariable("dataInputOfProcess", scriptVar)
           </script>
      </scriptTask>

      <sequenceFlow id="flow1a" sourceRef="theScriptTask" targetRef="webService" />

      <serviceTask id="webService" name="Call WS"
         implementation="##WebService" operationRef="tns:setToOperation">
         <!– The BPMN 2.0 Meta Model requires an Input/Output Specification –>
         <ioSpecification>
            <dataInput itemSubjectRef="tns:setToRequestItem" id="dataInputOfServiceTask" />
            <inputSet>
               <dataInputRefs>dataInputOfServiceTask</dataInputRefs>
            </inputSet>
            <outputSet />
         </ioSpecification>
        <dataInputAssociation>
            <sourceRef>dataInputOfProcess</sourceRef>
            <targetRef>dataInputOfServiceTask</targetRef>
            <assignment>
               <from>${dataInputOfProcess}</from>
               <to>${dataInputOfServiceTask.value}</to>
            </assignment>
         </dataInputAssociation>
      </serviceTask>

      <sequenceFlow id="flow2" sourceRef="webService"
         targetRef="waitState" />

      <receiveTask id="waitState" />

      <sequenceFlow id="flow3" sourceRef="waitState" targetRef="theEnd" />

      <endEvent id="theEnd" />

   </process>
   <!– Interface: implementationRef = QName of WSDL Port Type –>
   <interface name="Counter Interface" implementationRef="counter:Counter">
      <!– Operation: implementationRef = QName of WSDL Operation –>
      <operation id="setToOperation" name="setTo Operation"
         implementationRef="counter:setTo">
         <inMessageRef>tns:setToRequestMessage</inMessageRef>
      </operation>
   </interface>
   <message id="setToRequestMessage" itemRef="tns:setToRequestItem" />
   <itemDefinition id="setToRequestItem" structureRef="counter:setTo" /><!–
      QName of input element –>
</definitions>


Exception
com.vaadin.event.ListenerMethod$MethodException: Invocation of method buttonClick in org.activiti.explorer.ui.process.listener.StartProcessInstanceClickListener failed.
at com.vaadin.event.ListenerMethod.receiveEvent(ListenerMethod.java:530)
at com.vaadin.event.EventRouter.fireEvent(EventRouter.java:164)
at com.vaadin.ui.AbstractComponent.fireEvent(AbstractComponent.java:1219)
at com.vaadin.ui.Button.fireClick(Button.java:567)
at com.vaadin.ui.Button.changeVariables(Button.java:223)
at com.vaadin.terminal.gwt.server.AbstractCommunicationManager.changeVariables(AbstractCommunicationManager.java:1460)
at com.vaadin.terminal.gwt.server.AbstractCommunicationManager.handleVariableBurst(AbstractCommunicationManager.java:1404)
at com.vaadin.terminal.gwt.server.AbstractCommunicationManager.handleVariables(AbstractCommunicationManager.java:1329)
at com.vaadin.terminal.gwt.server.AbstractCommunicationManager.doHandleUidlRequest(AbstractCommunicationManager.java:761)
at com.vaadin.terminal.gwt.server.CommunicationManager.handleUidlRequest(CommunicationManager.java:325)
at com.vaadin.terminal.gwt.server.AbstractApplicationServlet.service(AbstractApplicationServlet.java:501)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:717)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:290)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206)
at org.activiti.explorer.filter.ExplorerFilter.doFilter(ExplorerFilter.java:44)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:235)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:206)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke(StandardWrapperValve.java:233)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invoke(StandardContextValve.java:191)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHostValve.invoke(StandardHostValve.java:127)
at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:103)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngineValve.invoke(StandardEngineValve.java:109)
at org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:293)
at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11AprProcessor.process(Http11AprProcessor.java:879)
at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11AprProtocol$Http11ConnectionHandler.process(Http11AprProtocol.java:600)
at org.apache.tomcat.util.net.AprEndpoint$Worker.run(AprEndpoint.java:1703)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:662)
Caused by: org.activiti.engine.ActivitiException: Error while evaluating expression: ${dataInputOfServiceTask.value}
at org.activiti.engine.impl.el.JuelExpression.setValue(JuelExpression.java:71)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.data.Assignment.evaluate(Assignment.java:38)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.data.SimpleDataInputAssociation.evaluate(SimpleDataInputAssociation.java:44)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.behavior.WebServiceActivityBehavior.fillMessage(WebServiceActivityBehavior.java:101)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.behavior.WebServiceActivityBehavior.execute(WebServiceActivityBehavior.java:73)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AtomicOperationActivityExecute.execute(AtomicOperationActivityExecute.java:44)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AtomicOperationTransitionNotifyListenerStart.eventNotificationsCompleted(AtomicOperationTransitionNotifyListenerStart.java:52)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AbstractEventAtomicOperation.execute(AbstractEventAtomicOperation.java:56)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AbstractEventAtomicOperation.execute(AbstractEventAtomicOperation.java:49)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AtomicOperationTransitionCreateScope.execute(AtomicOperationTransitionCreateScope.java:49)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AtomicOperationTransitionNotifyListenerTake.execute(AtomicOperationTransitionNotifyListenerTake.java:66)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AtomicOperationTransitionDestroyScope.execute(AtomicOperationTransitionDestroyScope.java:116)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AtomicOperationTransitionNotifyListenerEnd.eventNotificationsCompleted(AtomicOperationTransitionNotifyListenerEnd.java:36)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AbstractEventAtomicOperation.execute(AbstractEventAtomicOperation.java:56)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AbstractEventAtomicOperation.execute(AbstractEventAtomicOperation.java:49)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.take(ExecutionEntity.java:365)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.behavior.BpmnActivityBehavior.performOutgoingBehavior(BpmnActivityBehavior.java:105)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.behavior.BpmnActivityBehavior.performDefaultOutgoingBehavior(BpmnActivityBehavior.java:54)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.behavior.FlowNodeActivityBehavior.leave(FlowNodeActivityBehavior.java:44)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.behavior.AbstractBpmnActivityBehavior.leave(AbstractBpmnActivityBehavior.java:47)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.behavior.ScriptTaskActivityBehavior.execute(ScriptTaskActivityBehavior.java:83)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AtomicOperationActivityExecute.execute(AtomicOperationActivityExecute.java:44)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AtomicOperationTransitionNotifyListenerStart.eventNotificationsCompleted(AtomicOperationTransitionNotifyListenerStart.java:52)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AbstractEventAtomicOperation.execute(AbstractEventAtomicOperation.java:56)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AbstractEventAtomicOperation.execute(AbstractEventAtomicOperation.java:49)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AtomicOperationTransitionCreateScope.execute(AtomicOperationTransitionCreateScope.java:49)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AtomicOperationTransitionNotifyListenerTake.execute(AtomicOperationTransitionNotifyListenerTake.java:66)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AtomicOperationTransitionDestroyScope.execute(AtomicOperationTransitionDestroyScope.java:116)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AtomicOperationTransitionNotifyListenerEnd.eventNotificationsCompleted(AtomicOperationTransitionNotifyListenerEnd.java:36)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AbstractEventAtomicOperation.execute(AbstractEventAtomicOperation.java:56)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AbstractEventAtomicOperation.execute(AbstractEventAtomicOperation.java:49)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.take(ExecutionEntity.java:365)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.behavior.BpmnActivityBehavior.performOutgoingBehavior(BpmnActivityBehavior.java:105)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.behavior.BpmnActivityBehavior.performDefaultOutgoingBehavior(BpmnActivityBehavior.java:54)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.behavior.FlowNodeActivityBehavior.leave(FlowNodeActivityBehavior.java:44)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.behavior.FlowNodeActivityBehavior.execute(FlowNodeActivityBehavior.java:36)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AtomicOperationActivityExecute.execute(AtomicOperationActivityExecute.java:44)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AtomicOperationProcessStartInitial.eventNotificationsCompleted(AtomicOperationProcessStartInitial.java:46)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AbstractEventAtomicOperation.execute(AbstractEventAtomicOperation.java:56)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AtomicOperationProcessStart.eventNotificationsCompleted(AtomicOperationProcessStart.java:45)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.pvm.runtime.AbstractEventAtomicOperation.execute(AbstractEventAtomicOperation.java:56)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext.performOperation(CommandContext.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperationSync(ExecutionEntity.java:530)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.performOperation(ExecutionEntity.java:525)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntity.start(ExecutionEntity.java:320)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.cmd.StartProcessInstanceCmd.execute(StartProcessInstanceCmd.java:83)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.cmd.StartProcessInstanceCmd.execute(StartProcessInstanceCmd.java:36)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandExecutorImpl.execute(CommandExecutorImpl.java:24)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContextInterceptor.execute(CommandContextInterceptor.java:61)
at org.activiti.spring.SpringTransactionInterceptor$1.doInTransaction(SpringTransactionInterceptor.java:42)
at org.springframework.transaction.support.TransactionTemplate.execute(TransactionTemplate.java:130)
at org.activiti.spring.SpringTransactionInterceptor.execute(SpringTransactionInterceptor.java:40)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.LogInterceptor.execute(LogInterceptor.java:31)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.RuntimeServiceImpl.startProcessInstanceById(RuntimeServiceImpl.java:70)
at org.activiti.explorer.ui.process.listener.StartProcessInstanceClickListener.buttonClick(StartProcessInstanceClickListener.java:71)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
at com.vaadin.event.ListenerMethod.receiveEvent(ListenerMethod.java:510)
… 26 more
Caused by: org.activiti.engine.impl.javax.el.PropertyNotFoundException: Could not find property value in class org.activiti.engine.impl.bpmn.data.ItemInstance
at org.activiti.engine.impl.javax.el.BeanELResolver.toBeanProperty(BeanELResolver.java:621)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.javax.el.BeanELResolver.setValue(BeanELResolver.java:392)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.javax.el.CompositeELResolver.setValue(CompositeELResolver.java:329)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.juel.AstProperty.setValue(AstProperty.java:133)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.juel.AstEval.setValue(AstEval.java:86)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.juel.TreeValueExpression.setValue(TreeValueExpression.java:138)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.delegate.ExpressionSetInvocation.invoke(ExpressionSetInvocation.java:37)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.delegate.DelegateInvocation.proceed(DelegateInvocation.java:37)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.delegate.DefaultDelegateInterceptor.handleInvocation(DefaultDelegateInterceptor.java:25)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.el.JuelExpression.setValue(JuelExpression.java:67)
… 139 more

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