in V5 these find methods are references to queries in the xml mappings is there an equivalent in v6 or do we have to build a query?
I’m not completely sure of your use case, but the RuntimeService does include methods to retrieve variable instances by execution id.
RuntimeService (Flowable - Engine 6.7.0 API)
In this particular instance I am trying to replicate VariableInstanceEntityManager.findVariableInstancesByTaskAndNames and from your hint it looks like I need the TaskService.
Thanks for your help