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Some Questions about Activiti

Question asked by jaco1 on Mar 7, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 11, 2014 by jaco1
Hi there all. I hope I am posting this in the correct place. I have some question.

We have been using Oracle Workflow Standalone for 13 years now. We created our own front end UI using Oracle Forms. This all works very well but time has moved on and Oracle dropped the support for Workflow Standalone and we are not able to run the Forms screens on mobile devices so we have to redevelop our UI as well.

We have decided to use Oracle ADF to create the screens as we have a lot of data validations to do and ADF gives us a lot of options. We have decided to use Mule as our ESB as it does everything we want it to do.

Now we have to decide on what BPMN engine to use. We could use Oracle BPM suit as it will give us everything we are used to and need but it comes at a huge cost and we have a opensource drive so that is why I am here. So here are my questions.

1) Is there a graphical monitoring tool for running and completed processes to see where they are currently and where they have been. Can you interact with this tool to retry failed processes or modify the instance variables and change the direction that a process has taken or is taking? Our admin teams who look after the running processes can not sit and write code to trace a failed process or trace its route. They need a super fast way and our current workflow engine gives us this

2) We do not want to use the task list of Activiti. We will create our own in a database as our organizational structure is complex and we calculate who the process has to go to at run time. Therefore there will be a system activity that will calculate who it has to go to. My question here is if I have a human task. Do I have to assign it to somebody? I want the process to wait (block) at a human task and then we will use the API to sent from Oracle ADF to tell the process to continue once the user has done his task in the ADF form. Is this possible ? If I do have to assign an actor can it all be the same one as our application knows who it has to go to at that step.

3) Can an external system like Oracle ADF use the API remotely to interact with a process.

4) Will Activity run inside Weblogic with Oracle ADF?

Kind Regards.


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