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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-10-17T17:15:24Z by jvogel-11
jvogel-11
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Pinned topic BPMN Diagram and the "Association" symbol

‏2013-07-05T19:32:05Z |

When working with the BPMN diagram, I would like to use an "Association" object to link a 'Data Object' to the 'Message' object in the diagram.  Ideally we would want to see what 'Data Objects' are associated to the 'Message' that is being passed across the Pools.  I think the BPMN standard mentions this (at leas this wikipedia link does http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Process_Model_and_Notation), however we are not able to do it currently in the tool.  Any thoughts?

 

 

 

  • TimTheGuvnor
    TimTheGuvnor
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    Re: BPMN Diagram and the "Association" symbol

    ‏2013-10-17T05:46:39Z  

    I think the only choices you have for this are:

    1. Use the Message Content property in the definition of the Message Flow. It is much like the data object in that you can add entities, classes, etc.
    2. Associate the data object to the process that sends or receives the message. this would make the reporting a little more difficult as you would have to walk from message back to the process and then to the associated data object.

     

    Of the 2 options I think the first is much better. In a way, the message is a kind of data object. Your reports could then include both data object and message flow definitions. I hope that helps.

     

    Tim

  • TimTheGuvnor
    TimTheGuvnor
    6 Posts

    Re: BPMN Diagram and the "Association" symbol

    ‏2013-10-17T05:46:39Z  

    I think the only choices you have for this are:

    1. Use the Message Content property in the definition of the Message Flow. It is much like the data object in that you can add entities, classes, etc.
    2. Associate the data object to the process that sends or receives the message. this would make the reporting a little more difficult as you would have to walk from message back to the process and then to the associated data object.

     

    Of the 2 options I think the first is much better. In a way, the message is a kind of data object. Your reports could then include both data object and message flow definitions. I hope that helps.

     

    Tim

  • jvogel-11
    jvogel-11
    51 Posts

    Re: BPMN Diagram and the "Association" symbol

    ‏2013-10-17T17:15:24Z  

    I think the only choices you have for this are:

    1. Use the Message Content property in the definition of the Message Flow. It is much like the data object in that you can add entities, classes, etc.
    2. Associate the data object to the process that sends or receives the message. this would make the reporting a little more difficult as you would have to walk from message back to the process and then to the associated data object.

     

    Of the 2 options I think the first is much better. In a way, the message is a kind of data object. Your reports could then include both data object and message flow definitions. I hope that helps.

     

    Tim

    Thank you - I'll probably have to use one of these two choices until the functionality gets built in.

    Thanks!

    -Joe