External Task Functionality

Camunda has external tasks functionality - https://docs.camunda.org/manual/7.7/user-guide/process-engine/external-tasks/

As I see there same functionality is going to be released in the next version - 6.5.1.

For example, this functionality is mentioned in the following commits - https://github.com/flowable/flowable-engine/commit/abdd7e4db3ba8a23a962764a08268e6cbcb4eac3.

Is there any documentation about it?

This this is a very nice feature which is still under development

I think the general idea will remain the same

Two properties will be added/extended in the Service Task activity

  • type: flowable:type="external-worker"
  • topic: that identifies the nature of the work to be performed

And a new API for external tasks fetch, claim, complete operations

For the Java API have a look here


Thanks for the clarification @selkhlifi. You basically covered all the areas.

Since this is still not released and under development you can have a look at:

  • This for the BPMN documentation
  • This for the CMMN documentation

There is also a dedicated REST api under external-job-api in the flowable-external-job-rest module. There will be a dedicated Swagger documentation for it as well.

Please have a look at it, try it out and any feedback is very appreciated so we can improve on this before the final release.