Element editors enable you to view and modify parameters for different components, or elements, of business process models.
These elements are the icons representing services, adapters and Business Process Modeling Language (BPML) activities, and the edges, or links (represented by lines), that connect them and to which you can assign rules.
BPML activities and a small number of services are preconfigured when you install Sterling B2B Integrator. However, some BPML activities and most services require you to perform additional configuration in the Graphical Process Modeler (GPM), depending on the task your business process model must accomplish.
The GPM has five element editors, each of which provides configuration parameters specific to a selected element. When you select an icon in the workspace, the appropriate element editor for that edge, service or BPML activity displays.
The following table describes the GPM element editors:
|Consume Editor||Enables you to indicate the message a business process or subflow should expect, and the name of the participant sending that message.|
|Edge Editor||Enables you to assign rules to the links that run from a Choice Start icon to the next icons at a decision point in a business process model. The Edge editor enables you to select from all previously created rules.|
|Produce Editor||Create your own name-value pairs, adding XPath expressions when needed, to define the path to name-value pairs that appear in business process data. Enables you to configure parameters for each service and adapter. The parameter fields correspond to the parameter information described in the reference documentation for the selected service.|
|Property Editor||Enables you to configure BPML activities that require additional information, such as Choice and Assign.You can also use the Property editor to define values that indicate errors associated with the activity. If the business process encounters these values while running, Sterling B2B Integrator generates a report that describes the error.|
|If you need information about the parameters to enter for a service or adapter, review the parameter specifications in the reference documentation for the service.||Enables you to configure
parameters for each service and adapter. The parameter fields correspond
to the parameter information described in the reference documentation
for the selected service. You can use the Service editor to:
If you need information about the parameters to enter for a service or adapter, review the parameter specifications in the reference documentation for the service.