REST-API: Start Process with variables of type Object


does anybody know if it’s possible to start a process with variables of type object like a collection. Object doesn’t work.

   "variables": {
    "myDate":{"value":"2016-01-25T13:33:42", "type":"Date"},
    "products":{"value":"AProduct","type":"Object"} // is it possible if yes how? for example a string collection
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Hi @Bayqush,

I would recommend you to read through the process engine variable section in the documentation. There you can find all the information you need. For a collection you can either use java objects (like a map or a list) and serialize them or use JSON/XML. With the latter option I would also recommend to use the SPIN plugin (see here) as it helps a lot to parse such data structures.

Hope that helps :slight_smile:


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