Groovy interpreter? I am befuddled.

  • 4 April 2022
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Userlevel 5
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I’m at a loss here. 

I was under the impression that the workflow engine uses Groovy to interpret any java code you enter but some operators fail the syntax check.


For example if I attempt to create a list using groovy syntax.

def clientlist = [];


this will cause a syntax error stating that “[“ is unexpected.

Fine I can work around that by doing 

def clientlist = xpath:{/workflow/select/clients}


Where the xpath points to a list, but it will not allow me to do something such as 


random stuff

more random stuff

additional random stuff



I don’t mind using Javascript but some things are easier in Java and I kind of assumed that I could just follow Groovy syntax to make sure stuff worked. 

What am I missing?



Best answer by Orazan 4 April 2022, 20:50

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Userlevel 5
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Thanks. I will keep that in mind.

Userlevel 6
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Good afternoon.  As Groovy syntax is not always backward compatible to Java syntax in some cases, we recommend using Java syntax.  Please let me know if you have any questions.