Enhanced BPMN automated Documentation ASCIIDoctor


#21

Any headless browser will do.

I’m still not sure what exactly you want to do. If you only want to read information from the BPMN file you don’t need bpmn-js at all. You can use bpmn-moddle which bpmn-js uses internally. bpmn-moddle can be executed in Node.js.

In regards to examples I already posted a simple example of accessing elements and their properties.


#22

I’m already using BPMN-Moddle and getting the Element names.

I want to read the BPMN file and using the Moddle definitions get a single element back, let’s say type: bpmn:serviceTask, ID: Task_1b3yiqx

Here is that element in the definitions block

{
          "$type": "bpmn:ServiceTask",
          "id": "Task_1b3yiqx",
          "name": "Verifies \nCC360 to MPI-API route",
          "documentation": [
            {
              "$type": "bpmn:Documentation",
              "text": "The API gateway verified that CC360 and MPI are allowed to communicate and how to route the request."
            }
          ],
          "extensionElements": {
            "$type": "bpmn:ExtensionElements",
            "values": [
              {
                "$type": "camunda:Properties",
                "values": [
                  {
                    "$type": "camunda:Property",
                    "name": "order",
                    "value": "50"
                  },
                  {
                    "$type": "camunda:Property",
                    "name": "title",
                    "value": "Gateway routes request to MPI Server"
                  },
                  {
                    "$type": "camunda:Property",
                    "name": "failure",
                    "value": "Unable to complete onboarding"
                  },
                  {
                    "$type": "camunda:Property",
                    "name": "remedy",
                    "value": "Call HS-ESB support desk"
                  }
                ]
              }
            ]
          }
        },

Then I want to create an SVG for one element, then save the SVG file. which looks like

Task_1b3yiqx

I used your example code and got stuck at element not found error.

I know there is more framework code around your example but I don’t know where to look.


#23

If you want to get the SVG of an element there is no way around using bpmn-js. Otherwise you’d have to implement your own functionality that creates the SVG from an element without depending on a browser.

The example I posted only works in an actual browser. You can use this example as a starting point and add those few lines.


#24

Thank you. I knida expected that bpmn-js was going to be required.

I don’t mind using a browser to get these small SVGs generated.

The "implement my own functionality for creating SVG " sounds outside of my JS skill level right now.