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Mastering jBPM6

By : Simone Fiorini, Arun V Gopalakrishnan
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Mastering jBPM6

By: Simone Fiorini, Arun V Gopalakrishnan

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Mastering jBPM6
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Change management – updating deployed process definitions

We have modeled a business process and deployed it; the application end users will create process instances and fulfill their goals by using the business process. Now, as the organization evolves, we need a change in the process; for example, the organization has decided to add one more department. Therefore, we have to update the associated business processes.

Technically, in jBPM, we cannot have an update in an already deployed process definition; we need to have a workaround. jBPM suggests three strategies for a process migration.

  • Proceed: We will introduce the new process definition and retire the old definition. Retiring should be taken care of by the application so that all process instance calls for the process are redirected to the new process definition.

  • Abort: The existing process is aborted, and we can restart the process instance with the updated process definition. We have to be very careful in this approach if the changes...