Cancel Process Instance

API Type


HTTP Method



Cancels the process instance based on a specified Create Process Instance.

Good to Know

  • This method cancels all system activities, human tasks, and child process instances.
  • To call this method, the API account user must have the access right, Cancel a Process.

URL Format (OnPremises, PrivateCloud)


URL Format (OnDemand)


Request Parameters

Name Description


Specifies the unique ID of a process instance.
Accepted Values:
A valid process instance ID

JavaScript Code Example

$("#btnCancelProcInst").click(function () {

    url: "https://mydomain:9011/AgilePointServer/Workflow/


Java Code Example

public String CancelProcInst() {

  String URI = "https://mydomain:9011/AgilePointServer/Workflow/

  HTTPOperations ops = new HTTPOperations(domain, userName, 
                       password, appID, locale);

  JSONObject postData = new JSONObject();
  return ops.POSTMethod(URI, postData.toString());

C# Code Example

public string CancelProcInst()
    string URI = "https://mydomain:9011/AgilePointServer/Workflow/

    HTTPOperations ops = new HTTPOperations(domain, this.userName, 
                         password, appID, locale);

    return ops.POSTMethod(URI, "");

cURL Code Example

Note: The authorization code is an example. You must generate your own authorization code in base64 encoded format with the syntax Domain\Username:Password.
curl --header "Authorization:Basic QVAtNDI0XEFkbWluOnBhc3M=" 
                         -X POST -d 


WFEvent object that provides the status of the transaction. The possible statuses are:

  • Sent - Indicates event has been sent to engine for processing.
  • Failed - Indicates event failed to process.
  • Processed - Indicates event has been processed successfully.
  • Canceled - Indicates event was canceled.
  • Deferred - Indicates event does not need to be sent immediately.

JSON Response Body Example

  "ActivityInstID": "",
  "AutoStart": true,
  "CustomAttributes": null,
  "Diagnostic": true,
  "EndDate": "\/Date(928149600000+0000)\/",
  "Entries": 1,
  "Error": null,
  "EventID": "B501460A104444C487DEE1B16DD1A7CF",
  "EventName": "CancelProcessInstance",
  "HighPriority": true,
  "ParamsXml": "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"utf-8\"?>
                  <param name=\"ProcInstID\" 
                          value=\"355E739A362A46D5B987AEF3951DF9F5\" \/>
                  <param name=\"HighPriority\" value=\"True\" \/>
  "ParentProcInstID": "",
  "ProcDefID": "",
  "ProcInstID": "355E739A362A46D5B987AEF3951DF9F5",
  "ProcInstName": "",
  "Sender": "mydomain\\administrator",
  "SentDate": "\/Date(1394137494815+0000)\/",
  "SourceWorkItemID": "",
  "Status": "Sent",
  "UserID": "",
  "WorkItemID": "",
  "WorkObjectID": "",
  "WorkObjectInfo": ""

Supported Versions

AgilePoint v5.0 R2 and higher

Code Examples in the AgilePoint NX Documentation

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