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JR51636: PROCESS INSPECTOR DOES NOT DISPLAY PROCESS INSTANCES WITHOUT TASKS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The Process Admin Console Process Inspector tab does not display
    process instances unless there is at least one task created. In
     some cases, where the process execution is waiting for a timer
    or message event, there may not yet be any tasks created.
    Additionally, if the "Delete task upon completion" option is in
    use for all tasks in a process instance, this will result in the
     same problem.
    
    For 8501, the fix can cause some regressions that are addressed
    in JR49363
    

Local fix

  • n/a
    

Problem summary

  • When a process instance does not contain at least one task, it
    will not be visible in the Process Inspector tab in the Process
    Admin Console. This also applies to failed instances.
    
    This situation can occur if, for example, the process definition
    begins with an intermediate timer or message event that is
    pending or the process definition consists only of Script tasks
    that do not result in the creation of corresponding task
    instances.
    
    This situation can also occur if your process completed and all
    tasks are configured to use the "Delete task upon completion"
    option.
    
    PRODUCTS AFFECTED
    IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) Advanced
    IBM BPM Standard
    IBM BPM Express
    
    LOCAL FIX
    To ensure that process instances are always visible in the
    Process Inspector, add a system task to the beginning of each
    process flow, thus ensuring that at least one task instance
    always exists. Consider this approach as a temporary measure
    because it clutters the process definition and adds unnecessary
    data to the database.
    
    PROBLEM SUMMARY
    No additional information is available.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available for IBM BPM V8.5.0.1 that introduces a new
    custom property. This custom property includes process instances
     that do not contain any tasks. When this custom property is
    enabled, Process Inspector includes process instances that do
    not contain any tasks in search results. As a consequence, the
    process summary information (for example, "1 open tasks, 1
    completed tasks") is no longer available.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR51636:
    
    1.Select IBM Business Process Manager with your edition from the
    product selector, the installed version to the fix pack level,
    and your platform, and then click Continue.
    2.Select APAR or SPR, enter JR51636, and click Continue.
    
    When you download fix packages, ensure that you also download
    the readme file for each fix. Review each readme file for
    additional installation instructions and information about the
    fix.
    
    After you apply interim fix JR51636, add a new
    taskless-bpd-support configuration flag in the 100Custom.xml
    file:
    
    <server>
            <process-inspector merge="mergeChildren">
                <taskless-bpd-support
    merge="replace">true</taskless-bpd-support>
            </process-inspector>
    </server>
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR51636

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-10-28

  • Closed date

    2015-03-11

  • Last modified date

    2015-04-21

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C9400

Applicable component levels

  • R856 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
21 April 2015