Service Execution (REST API) Endpoint

Accept: application/json, application/json+metadata, application/json+result, application/xml, text/html, application/pdf

Content-Type: application/json, application/xml, text/html

HTTP-Methods: GET, POST (raw encoding)

This endpoint allows the execution of services through an HTTP POST REST call. Using the GET verb, a template of the expected input format will be returned.

Retrieving the Template (HTTP GET)

Making a REST call using that method allows to obtain a template on the expected format to execute this service.

Depending on the value of the Accept header, an appropriate template will be generated:


A JSON data example is returned that contains the input requirement of the service.

   "customer": {
       "first name": "",
       "last name": "",
       "birthday": "",
       "email": "",
       "address": {
           "street": "",
           "number": 0,
           "state": ""


An XML data example is returned that contains the input requirement of the service. This XML format is greatly inspired by the DMN TCK format.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<context xmlns=""
	<inputNode name="My Input">
		<value xsi:type="xsd:string">
			<!--My Input value-->


An HTML form without styling that can be use with the standard HTTP multipart/form-data form posting mechanism. Note that not all services can be invoked using an HTML form.

 <!doctype html>
     <form enctype="multipart/form-data" method="POST" action="">
        <label for="customer-0">customer.first name</label><input type="text" id="customer-0" name="customer.first name">
        <br><label for="customer-1">customer.last name</label><input type="text" id="customer-1" name="customer.last name">
        <br><label for="customer-2">customer.birthday</label><input type="date" id="customer-2" name="customer.birthday">
        <br><label for="customer-3"></label><input type="text" id="customer-3" name="">
        <br><label for="customer-4">customer.address.street</label><input type="text" id="customer-4" name="customer.address.street">
         <br><label for="customer-5">customer.address.number</label>
        <input type="number" id="customer-5" name="customer.address.number"><br><label for="customer-6">customer.address.state</label>
        <select name="customer.address.state" id="input-6" size="1">
           <option value="Alberta">Alberta</option>
           <option value="Bristish-Columbia">Bristish-Columbia</option>
           <option value="Manitoba">Manitoba</option>
           <option value="New Brunswick">New Brunswick</option>
           <option value="Newfoundland and Labrador">Newfoundland and Labrador</option>
           <option value="Nova Scotia">Nova Scotia</option>
           <option value="Ontario">Ontario</option>
           <option value="Prince Edward Island">Prince Edward Island</option>
           <option value="Quebec">Quebec</option>
           <option value="Sakatchewan">Sakatchewan</option>
        <br><input type="submit" value="Run">

Executing the Service (HTTP POST)

Making a REST call using that method start the execution of the service.

The Accept header specifies the rendering format of the response sent back by the service and the Content-Type header will specify the request body format (both default to application/json). If the Content-Type header is not set, the request will be handled with a body’s encoding format based on the Accept header’s value. So, if a POST is made with a body and no Content-Type but Accept is set, the body format will be assumed to be the same as in the Accept header.

JSON Accepts Headers

The endpoint support two JSON output format depending on your requirements for the output. The goal is to either just provide the result or provide the result plus additional meta-data. This could be useful if you want to create a service that respect a given JSON schema for its output because when using application/json+result, the output is controlled by your model completely.

Accept Header Format description


The administrator can configure the default return when not specifying the sub-format. Default to: application/json+metadata


The returned JSON contains only the results and all the meta-data (instance identifier, error messages, status, tags, resume points, …​)


The returned JSON contains only the result of the execution, some of the meta-data is returned as headers

XML Formats Supported

When posting using the XML Accept header, there are two mapping algorithms that can be used:

Structured format

If the submitted XML root element namespace is defined as, the file must conform to the template that can be downloaded using an HTTP GET on this endpoint.

Custom mapping

When the submitted XML root element namespace is not defined as, the Custom XML Mapping Rules applies.