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Processes startup data

Overview

Bizagi features an OData service which handles aspects of the Experience design.

Through the Processes URI, you may handle data related to the Processes of a user as described at Processes data.

This section describes how to create cases for a given process.

 

Resource URL

Start off from the following URL:

[your_bizagi_project_url]/odata/data/processes([ID_process])/start

 

Consider:

[ID_process]: The GUID of a specific process as returned when invoking the Processes data.

[your_bizagi_project_url]: Corresponds to the URL where end users access the Bizagi Work portal.

For instance for an on-premise Bizagi project, such URL would be:

https://[your_server]/[your_project]/odata/data/processes([ID_process])/start

While for Bizagi PaaS projects, such URL would be:

https://[project_environment]-[your_project]-[your_company].bizagi.com/odata/data/processes([ID_process])/start

 

Example

To start a new case, the URL described above is invoked by means of an HTTP POST.

Consider including the following JSON structure to send parameters in the body:

{

       "startParameters": [

        {

            "xpath": "[xpath_name]",

            "type": "[xpath_datatype]",

            "value": "[value_for_xpath]"

        }

    ]

}

 

Consider:

[xpath_name]: The exact xpath as expected by parameters of that Relevant process.

[xpath_datatype]: The data type for that xpath as expected by each parameter..

[value_for_xpath]: The value you want to set to such xpath parameter.

 

Notice if you have more than 1 parameter, you would use:

{

       "startParameters": [

        {

            "xpath": "[xpath1_name]",

            "type": "[xpath1_datatype]",

            "value": "[value_for_xpath1]"

        },

        {

            "xpath": "[xpath2_name]",

            "type": "[xpath2_datatype]",

            "value": "[value_for_xpath2]"

        }

    ]

}

 

Similarly, if no parameters are expected, you would use:

{

 "startParameters": [

 ]

}

 

The following image illustrates data in the body you can send in an HTTP POST and the response you obtain indicating the case number of the created case (at the returned value):

 

OData_ProcessesStart_user

 

Notice this other image shows a previous invocation regarding parameters that the process expects (as you would need to send the exact data type and matching Xpath information):

 

OData_ProcessesStart1_user

 

Specific formats

Refer to the following for specific use cases:

To filter the search with parameters, consider the notes for the different data types, as described at Values and formats for data types.

To dynamically obtain business values that you may need as an input parameter to start a new process, refer to Related entities services.

To dynamically obtain the columns you need to fill out to send when creating records in a collection, refer to Columns in collections.

To learn how to comply to the format expected when sending dates, files and images or boolean fields, refer to Sending input parameters.