Activiti Rest Call Task Demonstration

Weather Process If you’ve ever designed a workflow you’ll know that one of the most common requirements is to integrate various, disparate systems. To make this a little easier, the folks at Activiti created a REST Call Task to integrate simple RESTful service calls into a workflow without writing any code. The video below gives a demonstration on how to build a workflow using the REST Call Task to integrate with a third party web service (in this case, a public weather API).

To use this sample workflow in your own system you need to do the following.

  • Set up a local instance of Activiti Enterprise. If you don’t have a copy, download the trial here:  Activiti Enterprise Trial.
  • Create an Endpoint. Please note that the Path includes a key value (ab0b268232a61a53) that is for demonstration purposes only. You can create your own at
Name: Weather Service
Protocol: HTTP
Path: /api/ab0b268232a61a53/conditions/q
  • Import the App. You can download it here: Get Weather By Zip Code App. If you created an Endpoint with the name ‘Weather Service’ everything should be okay. If you used a different name, you’ll have to select the appropriate endpoint in the REST Call Task.
  • Publish the App and add it to your dashboard.
  • Try it out!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me.

Jason Jolley
Jason Jolley
Director, Application Development

My research interests include leading engineering teams, cloud technologies, and applying technology to make an impact in daily life.

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