How to fire a timer in IBM BPM manually?

Many a times during the development cycle or testing cycle we might need fire timers manually (to avoid wait time for timers to trigger by itself) in a process instance to test the reminders or escalations which are usually triggered using the timers attached to an activity in the bpd.

In this post let us look at how to manually trigger a timer in IBM BPM process instance from ibm bpm process designer .

Below screen shot shows a process inspector view of a given process instance, where token is waiting on the activity with timer attached to it. In the 'execution state' tab at the right side one can observe the current state of the process instance. There is one token for Activity1 and one token for timer1.