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  1. Preface
  2. Welcome to Informatica Process Developer
  3. Using Guide Developer for the First Time
  4. Getting Started with Informatica Process Developer
  5. About Interfaces Service References and Local WSDL
  6. Planning Your BPEL Process
  7. Participants
  8. Implementing a BPMN Task or Event in BPEL
  9. Implementing a BPMN Gateway or Control Flow
  10. Using Variables
  11. Attachments
  12. Using Links
  13. Data Manipulation
  14. Compensation
  15. Correlation
  16. What is Correlation
  17. What is a Correlation Set
  18. Creating Message Properties and Property Aliases
  19. Adding a Correlation Set
  20. Deleting a Correlation Set
  21. Adding Correlations to an Activity
  22. Rules for Declaring and Using Correlation Sets
  23. Correlation Sets and Engine-Managed Correlation
  24. Event Handling
  25. Fault Handling
  26. Simulating and Debugging
  27. Deploying Your Processes
  28. BPEL Unit Testing
  29. Creating POJO and XQuery Custom Functions
  30. Custom Service Interactions
  31. Process Exception Management
  32. Creating Reports for Process Server and Central
  33. Business Event Processing
  34. Process Central Forms and Configuration
  35. Building a Process with a System Service
  36. Human Tasks
  37. BPEL Faults and Reports

2. Designer

2. Designer

Custom Functions

Custom Functions

Java custom functions cannot be used within a presentation parameter or in an expression editor when defining human tasks. This is not the same as the way in which you use other Java custom functions. If you wanted to use one, you would need to declare the function as being global in the Server Console; you could not refer to them in a contribution. While this works, it can be a problem as users would need to deploy and manage them independently from the package deployment process. Restated, unlike other functions, human task custom functions cannot be just included in a contribution so that a human task process can access it.
While using custom functions within a contribution appears to be a simple way of using them, this limitation prevents them from being easily used within a human task context.
This limitation exists because at runtime, the server expects the task state process to have references for custom function contributions, and this is not possible.


Updated March 30, 2020