About the Process Manager Service
Process Manager service enables you to interact with process instances
at run time. Using the Process Manager service, you can perform
task such as suspending running process instances. To interact with
the Process Manager service, it is recommended that you have a solid
understanding of processes.
Process instances are created
to support business transactions that occur within and between organizations.
LiveCycle drives process instances that interact with users
and systems based on a deployed process that was created in Workbench.
Process instances go through several states and state transitions. The
following diagram depicts the life cycle of a process instance.
process instance is instantiated by an explicit request made to
LiveCycle to create a process instance of a specific process
type. An explicit request to start the process instance places the
process in a starting state before implicitly converting it into
a running state. A process instance remains in a running state either
until an explicit request is issued to complete or terminate the
process instance or until LiveCycle implicitly completes
the process instance after all the subordinate branches are completed.
process instance enters a suspended state when a client application
makes an explicit request. In this state, navigation is stopped,
no more assignments are made, and no more steps are carried out.
A process instance remains in a suspended state until an explicit
request is made to resume it.
a branch instance that acts as the main branch instance and places
it into a running state. The branch instance remains in a running
state either until an explicit request is issued to complete or
terminate the process or until LiveCycle implicitly completes
the branch instance after the flow of action instances is completed.
About the Task Manager Service
Manager service enables you to interact with tasks during run time. Tasks
are units of work that are associated with people. Typically, tasks
are presented to users as forms that they open in client software,
such as Acrobat or Adobe Reader. Using the client software, users
can fill and submit the form back to LiveCycle.
items are associated with each task:
A long object that uniquely identifies tasks from all other tasks
of any process type.
Form instance: A FormInstance object
that identifies the location of a form and the associated form data.
Instructions: Text that explains what to do with the
form that is associated with the task.
Attachments: Files that are associated with tasks
and are provided to users who are assigned tasks.
Tasks can be in one of the following states:
Assigned: Retrieve tasks that are assigned to a specific
Assigned_saved: Retrieve tasks that are assigned to
a user and saved.
Completed: Retrieve tasks that are completed.
Created: Retrieve tasks that are completed.
Created_saved: Retrieve tasks that are created and
Deadlined: Retrieve tasks that are past the deadline.
Terminated: Retrieve tasks that were terminated.