Forms for Process instantiation or Human Tasks
How to add a form resource to the Bonita Portal and make it available to users. Forms are intended to be used with one or several processes.
A form is a page that belongs to a process. It could be a process instantiation form, a human task form, or an overview form. There are some extra things to consider when you are creating a form compared with an ordinary page, concerning how data is passed between the process instance and the form.
Pages are exported. imported, modified, and deleted as resources in the Portal.
A context is the set of data provided by the process instance or task instance to the form. There is no context for a process instantiation form.
A contract is the definition of that data that the form returns to the process instance. There is no contract for an overview form.
Three auto-generated forms are provided by default, for process instantiation, for human task execution, and for the case overview.
The process instantiation and step execution auto-generated forms are based on the relevant contract and they are a useful tool for testing and debugging your application.
The overview consists of three main sections:
List of business data: it shows the content of the business variables used by the case.
List of documents: it shows the content of each document used by the case.
Timeline: it shows in chronological order information about all the actions that have been performed in the selected case.
To learn how to manage the link between process and forms, go to the live update page.
Application Theme access
If your forms is viewed in an application, you will have access facilities for the application theme.
Theme.css is directly accessible by adding the following link in
<link href="../theme/theme.css" rel="stylesheet" />
This link is already inserted in the forms you design with the UI Designer.
In the portal, the link
To view the form in the graphical context of an application, use the “View in application” dropdown menu of the UI Designer Preview window.