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From "Ate Douma (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Closed] (SCXML-156) Need a better way of setting initial state in instances of SCXMLExecutor
Date Sun, 16 Feb 2014 01:25:22 GMT

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Ate Douma closed SCXML-156.
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> Need a better way of setting initial state in instances of SCXMLExecutor
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: SCXML-156
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SCXML-156
>             Project: Commons SCXML
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 0.9
>         Environment: local j2se
>            Reporter: Ant Kutschera
>            Priority: Minor
>
> Example:
> I have states RESERVED->BOOKED->PAID.  The initial state is RESERVED.  I create
a business entity which has this state and I need to persist it in state BOOKED.
> I persist the state as a varchar / String.  I don't want to persist a state machine in
my database.
> When I load the entity in order to update the state to "PAID", I need to instantiate
the state machine, and update the state to "BOOKED", since that is the status my object really
has.
> I can do this, only by modifying the InitialTarget of the SCXML using the API.  That
isn't nice, because I only want one instance of SCXML, because loading the XML is expensive
in terms of time/cpu etc.  The solution I've used now is to do the update in a synchronized
block, while being synchronized on the SCXML instance, and then after I instantiate the SCXMLExecutor,
I put the state back in the SCXML to the original initial state.
> Ideally, I would be able to pass the "starting state" to the constructor of the SCXMLExecutor,
to indicate that I am starting from a partially run workflow, if that makes sense.
> See this blog article too: http://blog.maxant.co.uk/pebble/2010/08/26/1282857660000.html



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