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REST API get/post request question

Question asked by airwick219 on Oct 15, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 5, 2013 by jbarrez
I am trying to work with the activiti API with tomcat and using postman to test my get/post request, but I was not able to get request the data, like show all the tasks, complete a task and other.

Here is what I did

1. Put acitiviti-explorer and activiti-rest inside webapp in tomcat 7.0.42
2. Startup tomcat
3. go to http://localhost:8080/acitiviti-explorer
4. log in as username: kermit, pw: kermit
5. Tasks -> create a couple Tasks like
     1. Task1
     2. Task2
     3. Task3

6. Use chrome Postman - REST Client
7. setup postman
    - Basic Auth: username: kermit, pw: kermit
    - Header: Content-Type,  Value: application/json

8. Input
    URL: http://localhost:8080/activiti-rest/service/tasks
    select: GET

     result:
     {
         "errorMessage": "Tasks must be filtered with 'assignee', 'owner', 'involved', 'candidate' or 'candidate-group'",
         "statusCode": 400
     }

———————————————————————————————
     From the User guild under REST API
     List of tasks: GET runtime/tasks
    URL: http://localhost:8080/activiti-rest/service/runtime/tasks
    select: GET

     result:
{
    "data": [
        {
            "id": "101",
            "url": "http://localhost:8080/activiti-rest/service/runtime/tasks/101",
            "owner": null,
            "assignee": "gonzo",
            "delegationState": null,
            "name": "enim Ut ut fugiat adipisicing in",
            "description": "Duis do Ut anim do cupidatat aute dolore nisi et reprehenderit laborum ad Excepteur dolore",
            "createTime": "2013-10-15T19:42:17.352+0000",
            "dueDate": null,
            "priority": 50,
            "suspended": false,
            "taskDefinitionKey": null,
            "parentTaskId": null,
            "parentTaskUrl": null,
            "executionId": null,
            "executionUrl": null,
            "processInstanceId": null,
            "processInstanceUrl": null,
            "processDefinitionId": null,
            "processDefinitionUrl": null,
            "variables": []
        },
        {
            "id": "103",
            "url": "http://localhost:8080/activiti-rest/service/runtime/tasks/103",
            "owner": null,
            "assignee": null,
            "delegationState": null,
            "name": "irure do adipisicing eiusmod veniam amet",
            "description": "Ut minim Lorem elit officia laborum dolore consequat pariatur enim adipisicing adipisicing quis amet aliquip",
            "createTime": "2013-10-15T19:42:17.358+0000",
            "dueDate": null,
            "priority": 50,
            "suspended": false,
            "taskDefinitionKey": null,
            "parentTaskId": null,
            "parentTaskUrl": null,
            "executionId": null,
            "executionUrl": null,
            "processInstanceId": null,
            "processInstanceUrl": null,
            "processDefinitionId": null,
            "processDefinitionUrl": null,
            "variables": []
        },
        ………………
            ],
         "total": 100,
         "start": 0,
         "sort": "id",
         "order": "asc",
         "size": 10
         }

I have also tried a couple others as well but it's too long to post it all up but ideally I would like get back all the information about
Task1, Task2 and Task3 using the API. Also I notice that there are total of 100 Tasks from Get URL: http://localhost:8080/activiti-rest/service/runtime/tasks in Postman where as only total of 3 tasks that we created, from http://localhost:8080/activiti-explorer/#database/ACT_RU_TASK or under tasks in the browser

We have also tried to start a Vacation Request process and claimed the tasks and was not able to get those information from the rest API


I was wondering if we have used the wrong URL or other processes that we have missed

Please let me know if additional information is needed
thank you so much


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