Get Process Instances

Queries for historic process instances that fulfill the given parameters. The size of the result set can be retrieved by using the Get Process Instance Count method.

Method

GET /history/process-instance

Parameters

Query Parameters

Name Description
processInstanceId Filter by process instance id.
processInstanceIds Filter by process instance ids. Must be a comma-separated list of process instance ids.
processInstanceBusinessKey Filter by process instance business key.
processInstanceBusinessKeyLike Filter by process instance business key that the parameter is a substring of.
superProcessInstanceId Restrict query to all process instances that are sub process instances of the given process instance. Takes a process instance id.
subProcessInstanceId Restrict query to one process instance that has a sub process instance with the given id.
superCaseInstanceId Restrict query to all process instances that are sub process instances of the given case instance. Takes a case instance id.
subCaseInstanceId Restrict query to one process instance that has a sub case instance with the given id.
caseInstanceId Restrict query to all process instances that are sub process instances of the given case instance. Takes a case instance id.
processDefinitionId Filter by the process definition the instances run on.
processDefinitionKey Filter by the key of the process definition the instances run on.
processDefinitionKeyNotIn Exclude instances that belong to a set of process definitions. Must be a comma-separated list of process definition keys.
processDefinitionName Filter by the name of the process definition the instances run on.
processDefinitionNameLike Filter by process definition names that the parameter is a substring of.
finished Only include finished process instances. Value may only be true, as false is the default behavior.
unfinished Only include unfinished process instances. Value may only be true, as false is the default behavior.
withIncidents Only include process instances which have an incident. Value may only be true, as false is the default behavior.
incidentType Filter by the incident type. See the User Guide for a list of incident types.
incidentStatus Only include process instances which have an incident in status either open or resolved. To get all process instances, use the query parameter withIncidents.
incidentMessage Filter by the incident message. Exact match.
incidentMessageLike Filter by the incident message that the parameter is a substring of.
startedBy Only include process instances that were started by the given user.
startedBefore Restrict to instances that were started before the given date. The date must have the format yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss, e.g., 2013-01-23T14:42:45.
startedAfter Restrict to instances that were started after the given date. The date must have the format yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss, e.g., 2013-01-23T14:42:45.
finishedBefore Restrict to instances that were finished before the given date. The date must have the format yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss, e.g., 2013-01-23T14:42:45.
finishedAfter Restrict to instances that were finished after the given date. The date must have the format yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss, e.g., 2013-01-23T14:42:45.
tenantIdIn Filter by a comma-separated list of tenant ids. A process instance must have one of the given tenant ids.
variables Only include process instances that have/had variables with certain values. Variable filtering expressions are comma-separated and are structured as follows:
A valid parameter value has the form key_operator_value. key is the variable name, operator is the comparison operator to be used and value the variable value.
Note: Values are always treated as String objects on server side.

Valid operator values are: eq - equal to; neq - not equal to; gt - greater than; gteq - greater than or equal to; lt - lower than; lteq - lower than or equal to; like.
key and value may not contain underscore or comma characters.
sortBy Sort the results by a given criterion. Valid values are instanceId, definitionId, definitionKey, definitionName, definitionVersion, businessKey, startTime, endTime, duration and tenantId. Must be used in conjunction with the sortOrder parameter.
sortOrder Sort the results in a given order. Values may be asc for ascending order or desc for descending order. Must be used in conjunction with the sortBy parameter.
firstResult Pagination of results. Specifies the index of the first result to return.
maxResults Pagination of results. Specifies the maximum number of results to return. Will return less results if there are no more results left.
executedActivityBefore Restrict to instances that executed an activity before the given date (inclusive). The date must have the format yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss, e.g., 2013-01-23T14:42:45.
executedActivityAfter Restrict to instances that executed an activity after the given date (inclusive). The date must have the format yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss, e.g., 2013-01-23T14:42:45.
executedJobBefore Restrict to instances that executed an job before the given date (inclusive). The date must have the format yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss, e.g., 2013-01-23T14:42:45.
executedJobAfter Restrict to instances that executed an job after the given date (inclusive). The date must have the format yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss, e.g., 2013-01-23T14:42:45.

Result

A JSON array of historic process instance objects. Each historic process instance object has the following properties:

Name Value Description
id String The id of the process instance.
superProcessInstanceId String The id of the parent process instance, if it exists.
superCaseInstanceId String The id of the parent case instance, if it exists.
caseInstanceId String The id of the parent case instance, if it exists.
processDefinitionName String The name of the process definition that this process instance belongs to.
processDefinitionKey String The key of the process definition that this process instance belongs to.
processDefinitionVersion Integer The version of the process definition that this process instance belongs to.
processDefinitionId String The id of the process definition that this process instance belongs to.
businessKey String The business key of the process instance.
startTime String The time the instance was started. Has the format yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.
endTime String The time the instance ended. Has the format yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.
durationInMillis Number The time the instance took to finish (in milliseconds).
startUserId String The id of the user who started the process instance.
startActivityId String The id of the initial activity that was executed (e.g., a start event).
deleteReason String The provided delete reason in case the process instance was canceled during execution.
tenantId String The tenant id of the process instance.
state String last state of the process instance, possible values are:
  • ACTIVE - running process instance
  • SUSPENDED - suspended process instances
  • COMPLETED - completed through normal end event
  • EXTERNALLY_TERMINATED - terminated externally, for instance through REST API
  • INTERNALLY_TERMINATED - terminated internally, for instance by terminating boundary event

Response Codes

Code Media type Description
200 application/json Request successful.
400 application/json Returned if some of the query parameters are invalid, for example if a sortOrder parameter is supplied, but no sortBy. See the Introduction for the error response format.

Example

Request

GET /history/process-instance?finishedAfter=2013-01-01T00:00:00&finishedBefore=2013-04-01T23:59:59&executedActivityAfter=2013-03-23T13:42:44

Response

[
  {
    "id":"7c80cc8f-ef95-11e6-b6e6-34f39ab71d4e",
    "businessKey":null,
    "processDefinitionId":"invoice:1:7bf79f13-ef95-11e6-b6e6-34f39ab71d4e",
    "processDefinitionKey":"invoice",
    "processDefinitionName":"Invoice Receipt",
    "processDefinitionVersion":1,
    "startTime":"2017-02-10T14:33:19",
    "endTime":null,
    "durationInMillis":null,
    "startUserId":null,
    "startActivityId":"StartEvent_1",
    "deleteReason":null,
    "superProcessInstanceId":null,
    "superCaseInstanceId":null,
    "caseInstanceId":null,
    "tenantId":null,
    "state":"ACTIVE"
  }
]

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