- 17 Mar 2022
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Creating a BPMN Flow
- Updated on 17 Mar 2022
- 1 Minute to read
Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) is a standard notation system that is used to graphically represent business processes. Users can create Flows using BPMN steps or upload preexisting BPMN XML files into Decisions for conversion into a Flow. This allows users the ability to use BPMN as a base for laying out projects
The BPMN steps are located in the Toolbox panel under DATA > BPMN.
|ACTIVITY||Provides step to Call Activity which provides a method for performing an action.|
|DATA||Offers steps that deal with data handling. This includes Input, Output, creating a Data Object, or storing Data.|
|EVENTS||Provides steps pertaining to events in a process.|
|GATEWAYS||Steps that allow the user to split the Path of the Flow/BPMN Diagram.|
|PROCESS||Provides a step for running Sub-Processes (similar to Sub Flow functionality).|
|TASKS||Provides steps relating to specific tasks.|
- In a Designer Project, click CREATE FLOW and select Flow. Name the Flow and click CREATE.
- Delete the Start and End steps. In the Toolbox panel, navigate to DATA > BPMN > EVENTS > START and drag a Start Event step into the workspace.
- On the Properties panel under STEP INFORMATION, enter "Start of Process" under Name.
- Attach a Call Activity step to the Start of Process step by navigating to DATA > BPMN > ACTIVITY. On the Properties panel under the ADVANCED category, click PICK OR CREATE IMPLEMENTATION FLOW and create a new Flow.Implementation Flows are used to connect a BPMN Flow to an external Flow to accomplish a section of the modeled Business Process.
- In the Flow Designer, attach a Show Popup step to the Start and End steps. Enter "Text" for the Subject field and "This is a message" for the Message field. Click Save and close the Flow Designer.
- Attach an End Event step to the Call Activity step by navigating to DATA > BPMN > EVENTS > END. Click Save to save changes to the Flow. Start Event and End Event function similarly to a standard Start/End step in that they begin or end the Process respectively, and can be used to define Input/Output data.
- On the top action bar, click Debug.
- Click START DEBUGGING.
- The BPMN Flow will run and the Implementation Flow will run to display the popup.