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Sometimes users have a portal already before they develop a BPM (Business Process Manager) project. So they don't want everyone to log into BPM Process Portal to launch a coach.
Instead they need to be able to start a BPD and launch the coach page in their portal. So they need to invoke REST API interface and some URL to meet the requirement.
Below are some steps to do this:
1. Make sure your BPD has been exposed to the user who will start the process.
2. Log in REST API test client and... [More]
I would like to show you how to find the problematic resource that endStateID refers to. There are several steps to do, so let's take a look at an example.
1. Sometimes you see this error from the systemout.log file:
CWLLG0358E: The next process item cannot be found, fromProcessItemId = ProcessItem.b02ef05d-4ee5-4923-bc4b-e92bc75e036e, endState = 1d2197c0-3f51-4f26-b47f-68b287057c36.
2. Extract the twx file into a folder
3. Search in endState ID in the folder of step 2. Now... [More]
Sometimes users are asked to update an IBM Business Process Manager (BPM)/Lombardi configuration file to overwrite default configuration settings. I hope this step-by-step guide will help a new BPM administrator finish his first configuration update quickly before reading many technote and product documentation pages about the related product design.
What configuration files could/should be changed?
Generally speaking, you should not make changes on the default configuration files directly,... [More]
For Web service processing, there are some things that you need to know about between the different versions of Business Process Manager (BPM).
First, if you haven't installed JR41994 on your BPM 7.5.1 environment, then the SOAP response generated with ns1 prefix may be in the wrong format.
JR41994: INCORRECT NAMESPACE WHEN USING COMPLEX DATA TYPE FROM TOOLKIT
This error occurs in the BPM v126.96.36.199 release. This APAR fixes the situation that For Inbound Web Services in BPM 7.5.1, when a complex... [More]
IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) supports powerful, high-performance business process management while providing a simple way to model business processes. BPM is based on WebSphere Application Server and includes many components. So it can be complicated when you hit a performance issue, as the performance issue can occur in any component. This blog will discuss the required information and data for troubleshooting the performance issue by yourself or the IBM Support team.
Benchmark your application before putting it... [More]
By default, Business Process Manager (BPM) provides the values below for Time Schedule :
7AM-7PM Every Day
9AM-5PM M-F, 9AM-1PM Sat
But users may note the behavior of Holiday Schedule varies with different Time Schedule . Please see the screen capture below:
When you select 7AM-7PM M-F / 9AM-5PM M-F / 9AM-5PM M-F, 9AM-1PM Sat in Time Schedule , the Holiday Schedule works as expected.
But if you select 24x7 or 7AM-7PM... [More]
The BPM mobile app works with the IBM Business Process Manager and IBM Blueworks Live products. In this blog, we will discuss the steps to log on client, launch, view and finish task of IBM BPM, which are most of the basic functions of IBM BPM process portal.
1) First you need to download and install IBM BPM Mobile Application from the Apple App Store or iTunes:
2) Choose for which product you want to create... [More]
In most cases, we normally install multiple interim fixes interactively for one time using the GUI wizard mode of Installation Manager. However, for some special cases, users have a need to install interim fixes silently only using imcl command lines. Therefore, this article will introduce two special situations our users encounter when using the command line to install multiple interim fixes.
1. Command Line Used to Install Interim Fixes
imcl install fixID -repositories repositoryLocation... [More]
Many IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) clients have reported that end users did not get expected authorization privileges while operating human service activities in BPD – “You are not authorized to …”
Hopefully this blog can help you resolve this kind of problem by yourself.
You first need to check the BPD design, and ensure the human service activity is actually supposed to be routed to the user.
If the task is assigned to a particular user, it’s easy to determine whether the... [More]
In some circumstances, you believe that a user belongs to the participant group/team/ad-hoc group directly or indirectly, but the membership records in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) DB tables do not indicate it. Assuming it’s LDAP security provider configured within WebSphere Application Server (WAS) federated repository, which is the most typical client scenario:
Step 1. Check user-group membership on your LDAP server. Ensure the user and security group exist in LDAP server, and the user belongs to the target... [More]
There are three steps to installing and deploying Cognos to a system that has already been installed with IBM Business Monitor:
1) Install Cognos binaries
There are two ways to install the binaries for Cognos:
Use Installation Manager
Use the native installer contained within the repository shipped with Monitor
The Installation Manager repository for Cognos contains the native installer for Cognos. For example for the Windows 64 bit installer is in the following zip file
<root of... [More]
Since IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) V8.5.5, users can use the command BPMConfig -update to change the context root to a customized value for a deployment environment. The specified context root is used as a prefix to the default BPM context root. As part of this blog, I wanted to provide set of step-by-step instructions for changing the context root from its default value to new value. I will also mention a few points that you should pay attention to when you use the command.
There are times when Ninja like skills are needed for text search and replace. One example is the instance deletion script. For WebSphere Lombardi Edition V7.2 and IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) V7.5, stored procedures are the options. For BPM 8.0.1 and later, you will want to use the BPMProcessInstanceCleanup command . To make a list of numbers quickly available for the deletion script, we can use some fancy search and replace. For this example I am... [More]
If you're wondering what features and enhancements you can look forward to in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) 8.5.6, watch our new What's New video for a tour of the highlights.
Don't have 8 minutes to spend watching the whole video?
Jump straight to the enhancements that really spark your interest:
Installation, Configuration and Migration
Maintainability and Serviceability Functions
In IBM Business Process Manager, there are 2 types of navigation methods for a BPEL process: One type is JMS navigation, which was introduced in the early releases of WebSphere Process Server and another type is named Work Manager Based Navigation. In this blog, I'd like to give a brief instruction about how Work Manager Based Navigation works.
Work Manager Based Navigation is the default navigation method of IBM Business Process Manager Advanced for the BPEL processes. The introduction of Work Manager Based Navigation has only one... [More]