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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 v188.8.131.52 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]
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]
This series of demonstrations (YouTube videos) will show you a simple insight solution development using a customer profile management scenario.
The solution project is the starting point for building an even driven application; in this video, you will learn how to create a solution project in Insight Designer.
⇒ Creating a solution project
⇒ Modeling entities and events
⇒ Developing a rule agent
During installing Products and Fixes with IBM Installation Manager, Installation Manager searches open repositories where Packages and Fixes exist. But how can you verify the applicable packages, updates, and features are in a target repository from the command line?
Installation Manager provides the command line tool, imcl, to manage installation. The imcl command can be found in <IM_ROOT>/eclipse/tools subdirectory.
Where <IM_ROOT> is root directory where IM is installed.
We will introduce how to... [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
Lots of great stuff in a one stop center .
Learn the How-To Videos, Product Demonstrations, and Samples.
1) Start by watching our videos and check the variety of solutions:
See how leveraging the power of Business Rules from a Mobile device can help make your processes smarter in ODM & Mobile .
Learn how Business Rules can be use on CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) V5.1 in ODM & CICS .
Database real-time scoring in... [More]
Shared resource Directory
The shared resources directory is the directory where installation artifacts are located, which can be used by one or more package groups. The Shared Resources Directory acts as a cache of data to local and web repositories. It contains files that can be shared by multiple packages and product installations.
The location of this directory can only be selected the first time you install a package with the IBM Installation Manager (IM). For example,... [More]
High Availability (HA) Manager is a framework that allows singleton services to make themselves highly available. Transaction Log Recovery is one of the HA Manager users.
Every WebSphere Application Server process is a member of a HA Manager DCS CoreGroup. During server (cluster member) startup, transaction manager and other server components will also get started. Transaction Manager should have exclusive ownership of its transaction recovery log file before it can initialize successfully. HA... [More]
Do you know if security is enabled on your projects? Do you know which groups can access which branches? If you handle numerous projects and branches, this tool should help you manage security.
Security in Decision Center is enabled at the branch level. Managing security can be difficult when you have many branches.
Extract the contents of the 2 zip files below to the folder ODM_HOME/teamserver/bin. The zip files contain reportBuild.xml and securityReport.jar.
This IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.5 information roadmap is an entry point into a broad range of information resources.
The information roadmap provides the overview of the product enhancements to IBM Operational Decision Manager version 8.5. You should already be familiar with the resources provided in the previous version of IBM Operational Decision Manager information roadmap
In the overview you will understand the overall purpose, capabilities, and new features... [More]
Often, when a user is having problems with WebSphere MQ one of the first questions asked by the IBM MQ support team is "Are there any FDC files?" The terms FFST and FDC are sometimes used synonymously. These are files written by MQ to record errors and dump information about what occurred at the time MQ encountered the error. FFST stands for First Failure Support Technology, and is technology within WebSphere MQ designed to create detailed reports with information about the current state of a queue manager together with historical... [More]
The introduction of the multi-instance(MI) concept into the Websphere MQ and WebSphere Message Broker products helped several clients to make use of this freely available high availability feature in their infrastructure. The earlier cat 2 HA support packs IC91 and MC91 became irrelevant with this new functionality in the products. Thus the multi-instances feature made the existing HA user's job very simple. There have been a number of articles and presentations on how to set up multi-instance queue managers and message brokers. I have included... [More]
CICS Explorer not only lets you connect to CICS regions, and z/OS through FTP, but it also is a platform for installing plugins for other tools. This blog entry shows how to get each of the plugins on the IBM CICS Explorer downloads site installed inside the CICS Explorer 1.1 - once you've done this you can get a perspective bar with lots of cool things running together. First thing is to know where to get the plugins from - if you follow the link from CICS Explorer that lets you go to the downloads page, you will see a number of links to... [More]