Wednesday, 18 September 2013

IBM BPM - Getting a list of installed Toolkits

My client asked me how they could get a list of installed Toolkits without needing to paste through pages of UI.

I checked the IBM BPM Information Center: -

specifically: -

which provides the following REST endpoint URL: -


I tried this on one of our Process Center boxes: -

and got back an XML document listing all of the toolkits: -

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
- <bpm:ResponseData xmlns:bpm="" xmlns:ex="">
- <data xmlns:xsi="" xmlns:sys="" xsi:type="sys:ProcessApps">
- <processAppsList>
  <name>System Data</name>
  <description>Teamworks System Data</description>
- <processAppsList>
  <name>Processes and Tasks</name>
  <description>A toolkit for interfacing with the Javascript API for retrieval of generic information about Processes Instances and Tasks.</description>
- <processAppsList>


which is useful.



Prakshal said...

We can use rest/bpm/wle/v1/processApps for getting details about all ProcessApps and snpashots installed for each process app

Dave Hay said...

Hi Prakshal, good to hear from you :-)

Yes, you're right, and I did post the ProcessApps URL in a much earlier blog post in 2012: -

Hope all is well, Dave

Prakshal said...

Hi Dave,
All is well.. still at same place, same story.. :)

I was finding a REST to get processApp and lended on this page, which gave me pointer to solution.
I kinda use your blog every other day... :)

Hope you are also well.

Dave Hay said...


Yes, life is good here, working with BPM Advanced, plus other interesting technologies. I'm even getting to write a bit of code, partly for self-enablement and partly to enable the client, using IBM Integration Designer ( SCA, BPEL, mediations, maps etc. ).


All the best, Dave

Anonymous said...

This is probably kind of redundant but can anyone help me with how to create a toolkit in IBM BPM v8.5.6

Dave Hay said...

Hi, thanks for the comment. Have you referenced the IBM documentation, specifically the Knowledge Center ?

For example, we have this: -

Managing and using toolkits

There's also developerWorks Answers

And then there's the BPM design redbook: -

Business Process Management Design Guide: Using IBM Business Process Manager

Hope this helps :-)

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