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Standalone usage of JS SDK

This example attempts to illustrate the way to implement (or use) the JS SDK to work with user task forms.

SDK JS standalone usage

Supported browsers are:

  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 9+


As you can see in the index.html of this folder, you will need a DOM library (jQuery in this example) and the Javascript SDK to start.

<script src="./jquery-1.11.2.js"

<script src="./camunda-bpm-sdk.js"


Note: you can find the complete code of this example in the scripts.js file.


The form SDK utilizes an instance of the CamSDK.Client to communicate with the engine (over the REST API):

var camClient = new CamSDK.Client({
  mock: false,
  apiUri: '/engine-rest'

var taskService = new camClient.resource('task');


In this example, we do load the tasks using the client (as initialized above).

taskService.list({}, function (err, results) {
  // the tasks information can be found as an array in
  // results._embedded.task

Loading the form

To load the form, you will have to get its contextPath, which can be done like that

taskService.form(taskId, function(err, taskFormInfo) {
  var url = taskFormInfo.key.replace('embedded:app:', taskFormInfo.contextPath + '/');
  // ...

and then

new CamSDK.Form({
  client: camClient,
  // with the URL we build previously
  formUrl: url,
  // and the task ID
  taskId: taskId,
  // $formContainer can be a DOM element or a jQuery object
  containerElement: $formContainer,

  // you can pass a callback to continue logic execution when the form is ready
  // the callback, should have a `error, camFormInstance` signature
  done: callback

Submitting the form

Submitting the form is straightforward, the instance of CamSDK.Form have a submit method who takes a single callback.

camFormInstance.submit(function (err) {
  // do something with the (or, hopefully, the lack of) error

Running this example

  1. Clone the respository
  2. Copy this folder to the server/apache-tomcat-X.X.XX/webapps directory of a camunda BPM platform distribution
  3. Start the platform
  4. Go to http://localhost:8080/browser-forms and play around

Note: some forms might not work in this example because they require Angular.js

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