Unable to edit form properties in case of a TimerStartEvent

Description

Scenario:

  • process using a timer start event

  • want to start this process manually as well using form properties

The problem:

  • the engine does not allow to define two start events (one timer start event and an additional non-start-event holding form properties)

Simple solution so far:

  • define a timer start event and add form properties to this start event.

  • the process engine deploys such processes and works as expected.

Sample:


Starting with Activiti Designer 5.10 you have disabled the form property section for Timer Start Events (... disabled for all start events holding some kind of event definition).
Of course a message start event or a signal start event is something completely different (and I'm allowed to define such a start event additionally to a non start event) - but in case of a timer start I'm missing the former ability to edit the form properties.

I know that there are workarounds and other ways to start a process. But this kind of definition is very usefull in case you have:

  • a lot of processes working with only simple start parameters. Instead of defining a complete start form for each of these process I can use some kind of automatic rendering and at the same time have my start form properties documented directly within the process.

  • processes of this kind which should run on timer start as well as manually.

Please find a patch attached.

Environment

Eclipse Indigo Service Release 2
Activiti Designer 5.11.1

Assignee

Tijs Rademakers

Reporter

Gunnar von der Beck

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