Form failure, no error message (SOLVED)

I’m new on Camunda and start to practice with camunda forms from Get Started section on camunda documentations site.
The problem was found when I started the Process and try to access the form.
The form was not shown or rendered and only display Form failure:

How can I troubleshoot this (e.g. where to check the app logs?, etc)
Or it might some steps I missed.

I use camunda 7.16 and modeler 4.11.1.


Form reference on Form’s users task should be the same with Form ID (Form file).


At first I wrote the form filename with extension (as shown on doc / video).

Thank you,


Thanks for posting the solution @bwidyasanyata :slight_smile:

@bwidyasanyata I didn’t understand
Form reference on Form’s users task should be the same with Form ID (Form file).

In above statement what is Form ID? Can you explain clearly? I also struck at this point. Please explain.

Is the Form Id same as name of form created?

Hi @rakesh_189,

the form Id is given in the from modeler: Camunda forms not visible v7.16 - #6 by Ingo_Richtsmeier

Hope this helps, Ingo

I tried entering form id in form ref, but it’s still showing Form failure in Camunda Tasklist.

How to solve issue @Ingo_Richtsmeier

Let me clarify on both screenshot below, since actually this topic I post were I couldn’t post more than one image attachment (new member) :slight_smile:

Below is the form reference of a model (.bpmn file)

and here is the form id in form modeler (.form file)

Both should have the same value, in this case: paymentForm2.

Thank you,


I followed your instructions, same as you mentioned , but not working again show the message “Form Failure” (Camunda Platform 7.17 && Modeler 5.0.0)
Could you give a solution ?

I have the same problem. I have a springboot app and I use the Camunda Modeler 5.0.0. My .form file is in the static/forms folder. When I enter the form id in the Form reference in the user task the error occurs…

What am I doing wrong?

Hi @Tee0Paw,

the *.form files didn’t get automatically deployed. You have to move them into the src/main/resources folder and add a valid processes.xml file in src/main/resources/META-INF

    <property name="isDeleteUponUndeploy">false</property>
    <property name="isScanForProcessDefinitions">true</property>
    <property name="additionalResourceSuffixes">form</property>

As an alternative you can deploy the form from the modeler.

Hope that helps, Ingo

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Hi @Ingo_Richtsmeier,

thanks for reply!
I followed the youtube tutorial with SpringBoot. In this tutorial there is no META-INF folder.
So i have to add the folder, right?

Hi @Tee0Paw,

not necessarily. There is also an option to run the Spring Boot Application without the @EnableProcessApplication annotation. In this case you can configure the deployment resources in the application.yml file with .deployment-resource-pattern: Process Engine Configuration |

Hope this helps, Ingo