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Getting error on transient variable usage in Activiti

Hi All,

I am a bit new in Activiti engine. And decided to design a process that uses database queries at some points in service tasks. My aim is to rollback whole process if there is an error at the end of the process. Also I am not using spring because Activiti DB is not at the same side with the application. I use postgresql JDBC to submit external DB queries.

My main problem is Activiti gives error on the usage of transient variables. My process is like Start->Service Task 1 -> ServiceTask 2 -> End

<process id="transactionalTest" name="Transactional Test" isExecutable="true">
<startEvent id="startevent1" name="Start"></startEvent>
<endEvent id="endevent1" name="End"></endEvent>
<serviceTask id="servicetask1" name="Open Connection" activiti:class="dbfunctions.OpenConnection"></serviceTask>
<sequenceFlow id="flow1" sourceRef="startevent1" targetRef="servicetask1"></sequenceFlow>
<serviceTask id="servicetask2" name="Close Connection" activiti:class="dbfunctions.CloseConnection"></serviceTask>
<sequenceFlow id="flow8" sourceRef="servicetask2" targetRef="endevent1"></sequenceFlow>
<sequenceFlow id="flow9" sourceRef="servicetask1" targetRef="servicetask2"></sequenceFlow>
</process>

OpenConnection;

public void execute(DelegateExecution execution) {

Connection conn = null;
Statement stmt = null;

try {
conn = DriverManager.getConnection(DB_URL, USER, PASS);
} catch (Exception e) {
e.printStackTrace();
}

execution.setTransientVariable("conn",conn);
}

CloseConnection;

public void notify(DelegateExecution execution) {

...
Connection conn = (Connection) execution.getTransientVariable("conn");

conn.close();
...

}

And getting this error;

org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContext logException
SEVERE: Error while closing command context
java.lang.ClassCastException: org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.TransientVariableInstance cannot be cast to org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.VariableInstanceEntity
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntityManagerImpl.deleteDataForExecution(ExecutionEntityManagerImpl.java:569)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntityManagerImpl.deleteExecutionAndRelatedData(ExecutionEntityManagerImpl.java:422)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntityManagerImpl.deleteProcessInstanceExecutionEntity(ExecutionEntityManagerImpl.java:455)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.agenda.EndExecutionOperation.handleProcessInstanceExecution(EndExecutionOperation.java:81)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.agenda.EndExecutionOperation.handleRegularExecution(EndExecutionOperation.java:166)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.agenda.EndExecutionOperation.run(EndExecutionOperation.java:48)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandInvoker.executeOperation(CommandInvoker.java:73)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandInvoker.executeOperations(CommandInvoker.java:57)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandInvoker.execute(CommandInvoker.java:42)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.TransactionContextInterceptor.execute(TransactionContextInterceptor.java:48)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContextInterceptor.execute(CommandContextInterceptor.java:63)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.LogInterceptor.execute(LogInterceptor.java:29)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.cfg.CommandExecutorImpl.execute(CommandExecutorImpl.java:44)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.cfg.CommandExecutorImpl.execute(CommandExecutorImpl.java:39)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.RuntimeServiceImpl.startProcessInstanceByKey(RuntimeServiceImpl.java:82)
at org.activiti.designer.test.ProcessTestAnalogKTVAbonelikIptal.startProcess(ProcessTest.java:56)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:497)
at org.junit.runners.model.FrameworkMethod$1.runReflectiveCall(FrameworkMethod.java:47)
at org.junit.internal.runners.model.ReflectiveCallable.run(ReflectiveCallable.java:12)
at org.junit.runners.model.FrameworkMethod.invokeExplosively(FrameworkMethod.java:44)
at org.junit.internal.runners.statements.InvokeMethod.evaluate(InvokeMethod.java:17)
at org.activiti.engine.test.ActivitiRule$1.evaluate(ActivitiRule.java:116)
at org.junit.rules.RunRules.evaluate(RunRules.java:20)
at org.junit.runners.ParentRunner.runLeaf(ParentRunner.java:271)
at org.junit.runners.BlockJUnit4ClassRunner.runChild(BlockJUnit4ClassRunner.java:70)
at org.junit.runners.BlockJUnit4ClassRunner.runChild(BlockJUnit4ClassRunner.java:50)
at org.junit.runners.ParentRunner$3.run(ParentRunner.java:238)
at org.junit.runners.ParentRunner$1.schedule(ParentRunner.java:63)
at org.junit.runners.ParentRunner.runChildren(ParentRunner.java:236)
at org.junit.runners.ParentRunner.access$000(ParentRunner.java:53)
at org.junit.runners.ParentRunner$2.evaluate(ParentRunner.java:229)
at org.junit.runners.ParentRunner.run(ParentRunner.java:309)
at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.junit4.runner.JUnit4TestReference.run(JUnit4TestReference.java:50)
at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.junit.runner.TestExecution.run(TestExecution.java:38)
at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.junit.runner.RemoteTestRunner.runTests(RemoteTestRunner.java:467)
at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.junit.runner.RemoteTestRunner.runTests(RemoteTestRunner.java:683)
at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.junit.runner.RemoteTestRunner.run(RemoteTestRunner.java:390)
at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.junit.runner.RemoteTestRunner.main(RemoteTestRunner.java:197)

How can I solve this error?

6 Replies
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Alfresco Employee

Re: Getting error on transient variable usage in Activiti

Hi,

Thanks for posting about this. I was able to reproduce this issue and seems to be a bug. I've created a JIRA ticket for this here.

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Active Member

Re: Getting error on transient variable usage in Activiti

Hi Bassam,

The issue seems fixed. How can I resolve this at my local? Or should I wait for 6.0.1?

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Alfresco Employee

Re: Getting error on transient variable usage in Activiti

I think you would have to wait for the next 6.0.1 release. If you are interested in the fix see fix #ACT-4304, ignore transient vars when deleting · Activiti/Activiti@29e3052 · GitHub 

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Member II

Re: Getting error on transient variable usage in Activiti

Hi Bassam,

I had the same issue while persisting the transient variables, but I don't see any link to download 6.0.1 release. Could you please help me in getting the link to download the new version i.e. 6.0.1 ?

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Member II

Re: Getting error on transient variable usage in Activiti

Hi Bassam

I'm also facing same issue please find below 
java.lang.ClassCastException: org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.TransientVariableInstance cannot be cast to org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.VariableInstanceEntity
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntityManagerImpl.deleteDataForExecution(ExecutionEntityManagerImpl.java:569)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntityManagerImpl.deleteExecutionAndRelatedData(ExecutionEntityManagerImpl.java:422)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.ExecutionEntityManagerImpl.deleteProcessInstanceExecutionEntity(ExecutionEntityManagerImpl.java:455)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.agenda.EndExecutionOperation.handleProcessInstanceExecution(EndExecutionOperation.java:81)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.agenda.EndExecutionOperation.handleRegularExecution(EndExecutionOperation.java:166)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.agenda.EndExecutionOperation.run(EndExecutionOperation.java:48)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandInvoker.executeOperation(CommandInvoker.java:73)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandInvoker.executeOperations(CommandInvoker.java:57)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandInvoker.execute(CommandInvoker.java:42)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.TransactionContextInterceptor.execute(TransactionContextInterceptor.java:48)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.CommandContextInterceptor.execute(CommandContextInterceptor.java:63)
at org.activiti.spring.SpringTransactionInterceptor$1.doInTransaction(SpringTransactionInterceptor.java:47)
at org.springframework.transaction.support.TransactionTemplate.execute(TransactionTemplate.java:140)
at org.activiti.spring.SpringTransactionInterceptor.execute(SpringTransactionInterceptor.java:45)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.interceptor.LogInterceptor.execute(LogInterceptor.java:29)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.cfg.CommandExecutorImpl.execute(CommandExecutorImpl.java:44)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.cfg.CommandExecutorImpl.execute(CommandExecutorImpl.java:39)
at org.activiti.engine.impl.TaskServiceImpl.complete(TaskServiceImpl.java:191)
at com.vit.hrms.service.impl.WorkFlowServiceImpl.completeTaskByProcessInstanceId(WorkFlowServiceImpl.java:54)
at com.vit.hrms.controller.WorkFlowController.completeTaskByProcessInstanceId(WorkFlowController.java:46)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:498)
at org.springframework.web.method.support.InvocableHandlerMethod.doInvoke(InvocableHandlerMethod.java:209)
at org.springframework.web.method.support.InvocableHandlerMethod.invokeForRequest(InvocableHandlerMethod.java:136)
at org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.method.annotation.ServletInvocableHandlerMethod.invokeAndHandle(ServletInvocableHandlerMethod.java:102)
at org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.method.annotation.RequestMappingHandlerAdapter.invokeHandlerMethod(RequestMappingHandlerAdapter.java:891)
at org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.method.annotation.RequestMappingHandlerAdapter.handleInternal(RequestMappingHandlerAdapter.java:797)
at org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.method.AbstractHandlerMethodAdapter.handle(AbstractHandlerMethodAdapter.java:87)
at org.springframework.web.servlet.DispatcherServlet.doDispatch(DispatcherServlet.java:991)
at org.springframework.web.servlet.DispatcherServlet.doService(DispatcherServlet.java:925)
at org.springframework.web.servlet.FrameworkServlet.processRequest(FrameworkServlet.java:974)
at org.springframework.web.servlet.FrameworkServlet.doPost(FrameworkServlet.java:877)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:661)
at org.springframework.web.servlet.FrameworkServlet.service(FrameworkServlet.java:851)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:742)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:231)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:166)
at org.apache.tomcat.websocket.server.WsFilter.doFilter(WsFilter.java:52)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:193)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:166)
at org.springframework.web.filter.OncePerRequestFilter.doFilter(OncePerRequestFilter.java:101)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:193)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:166)
at com.vit.hrms.authentication.AuthenticationFilter.doFilterInternal(AuthenticationFilter.java:29)
at org.springframework.web.filter.OncePerRequestFilter.doFilter(OncePerRequestFilter.java:107)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:193)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:166)
at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:320)
at org.springframework.security.web.access.intercept.FilterSecurityInterceptor.invoke(FilterSecurityInterceptor.java:127)
at org.springframework.security.web.access.intercept.FilterSecurityInterceptor.doFilter(FilterSecurityInterceptor.java:91)
at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:334)
at org.springframework.security.web.access.ExceptionTranslationFilter.doFilter(ExceptionTranslationFilter.java:119)
at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:334)
at org.springframework.security.web.session.SessionManagementFilter.doFilter(SessionManagementFilter.java:137)
at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:334)
at org.springframework.security.web.authentication.AnonymousAuthenticationFilter.doFilter(AnonymousAuthenticationFilter.java:111)
at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:334)
at org.springframework.security.web.servletapi.SecurityContextHolderAwareRequestFilter.doFilter(SecurityContextHolderAwareRequestFilter.java:170)
at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:334)
at org.springframework.security.web.savedrequest.RequestCacheAwareFilter.doFilter(RequestCacheAwareFilter.java:63)
at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:334)
at com.vit.products.security.AuthenticationFilter.doFilterInternal(AuthenticationFilter.java:96)
at org.springframework.web.filter.OncePerRequestFilter.doFilter(OncePerRequestFilter.java:107)
at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:334)
at org.springframework.security.web.authentication.logout.LogoutFilter.doFilter(LogoutFilter.java:116)
at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:334)
at org.springframework.security.web.header.HeaderWriterFilter.doFilterInternal(HeaderWriterFilter.java:66)
at org.springframework.web.filter.OncePerRequestFilter.doFilter(OncePerRequestFilter.java:107)
at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:334)
at org.springframework.security.web.context.SecurityContextPersistenceFilter.doFilter(SecurityContextPersistenceFilter.java:105)
at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:334)
at org.springframework.security.web.context.request.async.WebAsyncManagerIntegrationFilter.doFilterInternal(WebAsyncManagerIntegrationFilter.java:56)
at org.springframework.web.filter.OncePerRequestFilter.doFilter(OncePerRequestFilter.java:107)
at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy$VirtualFilterChain.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:334)
at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy.doFilterInternal(FilterChainProxy.java:215)
at org.springframework.security.web.FilterChainProxy.doFilter(FilterChainProxy.java:178)
at org.springframework.web.filter.DelegatingFilterProxy.invokeDelegate(DelegatingFilterProxy.java:357)
at org.springframework.web.filter.DelegatingFilterProxy.doFilter(DelegatingFilterProxy.java:270)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:193)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:166)
at org.springframework.web.filter.CharacterEncodingFilter.doFilterInternal(CharacterEncodingFilter.java:200)
at org.springframework.web.filter.OncePerRequestFilter.doFilter(OncePerRequestFilter.java:107)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:193)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:166)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke(StandardWrapperValve.java:198)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invoke(StandardContextValve.java:96)
at org.apache.catalina.authenticator.AuthenticatorBase.invoke(AuthenticatorBase.java:493)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHostValve.invoke(StandardHostValve.java:140)
at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:81)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngineValve.invoke(StandardEngineValve.java:87)
at org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:342)
at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Processor.service(Http11Processor.java:800)
at org.apache.coyote.AbstractProcessorLight.process(AbstractProcessorLight.java:66)
at org.apache.coyote.AbstractProtocol$ConnectionHandler.process(AbstractProtocol.java:806)
at org.apache.tomcat.util.net.NioEndpoint$SocketProcessor.doRun(NioEndpoint.java:1498)
at org.apache.tomcat.util.net.SocketProcessorBase.run(SocketProcessorBase.java:49)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1149)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:624)
at org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.TaskThread$WrappingRunnable.run(TaskThread.java:61)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:748)
2019-04-02 14:09:27.075 ERROR VIT-60
--- [nio-8094-exec-1] c.v.h.e.EmployeeExceptionHandler : Either server not available or can't be found !! org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.TransientVariableInstance cannot be cast to org.activiti.engine.impl.persistence.entity.VariableInstanceEntity

In my Project im using 6.0.0, I couldn't see any updates of 6.0.1 but i can see 7.0.0.SR1, ..... 7-201802-EA . i updated to latest version 7.0.0.SR1 some of the classes are unable to find/import, still facing same issue.

Please help on this issue. Thanks

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Member II

Re: Getting error on transient variable usage in Activiti

I found the answer, I updated the bpmn file and testing with old data, which is taking different version when i test with latest records and updated bpmn file working fine.