At https://docs.camunda.org/manual/latest/reference/rest/case-execution/post-manual-start/ , it has the following initial text:
"Performs a transition from ENABLED state to ACTIVE
state. In relation to the state transition, it is possible to update or
delete case instance variables (please note: deletion precedes update)."
Concerning, the “note”, I have a feeling what this is saying is that when the information is processed, it will essentially process the “deletions” list before it processes the “variables” list. I think it’s possible someone might interpret this as saying that in the request Json, the “deletions” list should precede the “variables” list. Assuming the former interpretation is the correct one, it would be good if this was rephrased slightly to make it clear what this is trying to say.