Startform variables?

Is there a way to load a processInstance variable in a start form?

I am trying to load some fields in a Startform that will access a processInstance variable. I think that the processInstance variable are instantiated after the Submit button is clicked on the Startform but I was wondering if there was a way around that. I need to look up the values from another REST process which complicates things a bit.

Here is what I thought would work but does not…

import org.camunda.bpm.spring.boot.starter.annotation.EnableProcessApplication;
import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication;
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication;

public class ProcessCamundaApp {
public static void main(String… args) {, args);
public class StartEventExecutionListener implements ExecutionListener {
private final Logger logger = Logger.getLogger(StartEventExecutionListener.class.getName());
public void notify(DelegateExecution execution) throws Exception {
try {
ObjectMapper mapper = new ObjectMapper();
Map<String, Object> config = mapper.readValue(getClass().getClassLoader().getResourceAsStream(“jsonsample.json”), Map.class);

		Client client = new Client();
		Map<String,Object> in = new HashMap<String, Object>();
		in.put("value1", execution.getVariable("variable1"));
		in.put("value2", execution.getVariable("variable2"));
		in.put("value3", execution.getVariable("variable3"));
		Map<String, Object> response = client.put(Client.AUTHENTICATIONv1, in);;
		int code = (int) response.get("httpResponseCode");
		if(code == 201 && response.containsKey("payload")) {
			Map<String, Object> out = (Map<String, Object>) response.get("payload");
			UUID uuid = UUID.fromString((String) out.get("authToken"));
			execution.setVariable("AuthToken", uuid.toString());
			GetProfiles(uuid.toString(), execution);
			execution.setVariable("success", true);
		} else {
			execution.setVariable("success", false);
	} catch(Exception ex) {
		logger.log(Level.ALL, ex.getMessage(), ex.getCause());

private static void GetProfiles(String AuthToken, DelegateExecution execution) throws Exception{
	Client client = new Client(); //custom REST endpoint

	// get the available profiles
	Map<String, Object>profileresponse = client.getArray("/v1/Profiles");
	String profilestring = profileresponse.toString();
	int responsecode = (int) profileresponse.get("httpResponseCode");
	String payloadresponse = (String) profileresponse.get("payload").toString();
	Map<String, String> profiles = new HashMap<String, String>();
	String[] profilesarray = payloadresponse.split(",");
	for (int counter = 0; counter < profilesarray.length; counter++)
		profiles.put("Profile" + counter, profilesarray[counter].replace("[","").replace("]", "").replace("\"", ""));
	if(responsecode == 200 && profileresponse.containsKey("payload")) {
		execution.setVariable("availableprofiles",  objectValue(profiles)
	else {
		execution.setVariable("availableprofiles", "Value Not Set");



Greetings {{ userName }}

Processing Settings

OCR Profiles: -- choose orc profile --

inject(['$rootScope', function($rootScope) { $scope.userName = $; }]);

Thanks for any assistance