Question with automatic forms on tutorial documentation travel request. Bonita BPM 7.1.0


Hi all!

I have a problem to run the example travel request with temporary forms.

When I start the process, complete the first form and click on the start button. The system shows me the following error message:

USERNAME = helen.kelly | org.bonitasoft.engine.core.process.instance.api.exceptions.SProcessInstanceCreationException: PROCESS_DEFINITION_ID = 8,408,422,678,754,431,006th | process_name = Travel Request | PROCESS_VERSION = 1.0 | org.bonitasoft.engine.expression.exception.SExpressionEvaluationException: Expression newRequestInitialValue with content = <import;

TravelRequest newTravelRequest TravelRequest = new ();

newTravelRequest.setUserId (String.valueOf (BonitaUsers.getProcessInstanceInitiator (apiAccessor, processInstanceId) .getId ()));

newTravelRequest.setDepartureDate (travelRequestInput.departureDate);

newTravelRequest.setNumberOfNights (travelRequestInput.numberOfNights);

newTravelRequest.setHotelNeeded (travelRequestInput.hotelNeeded);

newTravelRequest.setDestination (travelRequestInput.destination);

newTravelRequest.setReason (travelRequestInput.reason);

newTravelRequest.setStatus ("pending");

newTravelRequest return;> depends on BonitaUsers is neither defined in the script nor in dependencies.

I believe the problem is related to line:

newTravelRequest.setUserId (String.valueOf (BonitaUsers.getProcessInstanceInitiator (apiAccessor, processInstanceId) .getId ()));

Because when I change the code to:

newTravelRequest.setUserId ("helen.kelly");

Simulating the operation of getProcessInstanceInititiator (), the process run.

How could I fix it?

I'm using bonita studio 7.1.0 32bits.

Thank you!


Submitted by on Mon, 10/05/2015 - 16:50

Hello! Anybody?!?

Submitted by josuneu.araujo_2 on Tue, 10/13/2015 - 19:16


I'm having exactly the same problem described above.

I read all the comments related to 7.0.1 version from this discussion and tried everything, but when I run the process using the automatic forms I get the same error.

My script is set as:

newTravelRequest.setUserId (String.valueOf (BonitaUsers.getProcessInstanceInitiator (apiAccessor, processInstanceId).getId ()));

Is there any news about this problem in the 7.1.0?



3 answers


Finally got it working. Just found in what BonitaUsers does;

  1. looked for getProcessInstanceInitiator()
  2. It just returns the following
    long initiatorId = apiAccessor.getProcessAPI().getProcessInstance(processInstanceId).getStartedBy();
    return apiAccessor.getIdentityAPI().getUser(initiatorId);
  3. The initiallitiation script finally looks like:
    import org.bonitasoft.engine.api.APIAccessor;
    import org.bonitasoft.engine.identity.User;
    import org.bonitasoft.engine.identity.ContactData;
    def travelRequestVar = new
    long initiatorId = apiAccessor.getProcessAPI().getProcessInstance(processInstanceId).getStartedBy()
    return travelRequestVar
  4. It worked

But what still is unanswered for me is why the BonitaUsers dependency is not properly resolved. It was once, because I got a first tutorial to work. But did it again and BonitaUsers was missing. Any ideas?

Hope it helps


Submitted by bmoreira on Thu, 10/22/2015 - 18:40

Just did what you said and now the error ended, but now this comes instead!

USERNAME=helen.kelly | javax.persistence.PersistenceException: org.hibernate.exception.ConstraintViolationException: could not execute statement
Submitted by jligerofleitas on Thu, 10/22/2015 - 18:53

Well, not really sure, but looks like a property is trying to be saved with a different type or without a value when it is required. But I would look for the error in the set* statements (setStatus, setReason...) or maybe in the link between form data and the business data.

ConstraintViolationException says everything for me. Hope it helps, and post the sollution!

Submitted by bmoreira on Mon, 10/26/2015 - 11:55

Hi there,

I've recreated BDM, and it worked, maybe I misstyped something. I've read something about the item numberOfNights in BDM, being misstyped as numberOfNight instead of numberOfNights, maybe was it, but I'm not sure.

When I get the time to, I'll redo the tutorial to make sure that it is 100% ok now

Thank you

Submitted by jligerofleitas on Mon, 10/26/2015 - 11:56



Same problem with 7.1.0. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!


Submitted by martin.bennett on Wed, 04/20/2016 - 01:03

Same problem with 7.2.2
I've been copying and pasting everything but perhaps I missed something?

USERNAME=helen.kelly | org.bonitasoft.engine.persistence.SRetryableException: javax.persistence.PersistenceException: org.hibernate.PropertyValueException: not-null property references a null or transient value:

Edit: Nevermind. I'm an idiot. Have to move very slowly when modifying things on OSX, some annoyances there. Things don't save if you edit a field and click away from it too quickly.