Migrating or changing variables real-time (cockpit)


I have a small issue where I have some token left in a version 1 of a processen. It’s quite similar to version 2 but on one service task it’s different from version 1.

Version 1 has 10 open executions and the task expects a variable called Var1.
Version 2 is live and that same task expects a variable called Var2.
I can’t seem to edit the variable names only the value (which is already correct) Is there any way I can migrate the old executions to version 2 (without enterprise edition) or change a variable name in the cockpit without enterprise? It seems restricted now. Thanks for any help.

Kind regards,


Actually, changing the variable name won’t do me any good either. I specifiek in the task which variables to use as input so changing the name will just make the task ignore the variable. I need to migrate it somehow.

Hi @kingspallett,

you can do process instance migration with the API. All methods mentioned here in Java code: https://docs.camunda.org/manual/7.11/user-guide/process-engine/process-instance-migration/#api are available in the REST API as well: https://docs.camunda.org/manual/7.11/reference/rest/migration/.

Hope this helps, Ingo


Managed to find it my self and forgot update my topic. Many thanks for your reply though. This information does help.

kind regards,


How were you able to do it? I have run into same situation