Configuring Parameters in GPM Element Editors
Configure service parameters in the Graphical Process Modeler when you need to customize the service for the business process you are creating or modifying.
- In the workspace, double click the icon
representing the service, adapter, or activity you want to configure.
The GPM displays the appropriate element editor for the selected element in the Element Editor pane beneath the workspace. For example, when you select the Assign icon, the Property editor opens, providing parameters to configure. For most services, the Service editor displays.
- Configure the parameters by entering the
appropriate values in the related fields as needed.
For Service Editor only: The following list describes parameters in the Service Editor. Some services and adapters have additional parameters that display in addition to the parameters described here, which are documented with the service information.
- Name of the service you are using in your business
You can customize the name, but, to facilitate your future reference, the best practice is to leave the name as-is or to include the service name in the new name you create. This is especially helpful should you need to identify business processes that may contain retired services at a later date.
- Name of the service configuration for this service
that you want to use in this business process model. The field displays
previously created service configurations for the selected service.
After you select a service configuration, additional configuration parameters display.
- Output Msg
- Choose one of the following types of information:
Note: When sending name-value pairs, you must indicate in the Service editor the name and value that describes the path for sending the name-value pairs.
- Message Only – Send only service configuration information to a service.
- Obtain Message first, then Process Data – Send service configuration information, name-value pair in the Service editor, and business process data. If duplicate information exists between the service configuration and business process data, the business process data overrides the service configuration information.
- Obtain Process Data first, then Message – Send service configuration information, name-value pair in the Service editor, and business process data. If duplicate information exists between the service configuration and business process data, the service configuration information overrides the business process data.
For more information about name-value pairs, see Assigning Name-Value Pairs in a Business Process Model. For information on Output Msg, see What is Process Data?.
- Input Msg
- When a service sets variables in business process
data (select one):
- Allow message write – Do not save the variables.
- Allow Process Data write – Save the variables.
For more information about Input Msg, see What is Process Data?.
- Do you need to configure any XPath expressions
for the service?
- If Yes, see Adding XPath Expressions to Service Configurations in the GPM.
- If No, proceed to the next step.
- Are you trying to configure a parameter
that is read-only?
- If Yes, complete the procedure in Modifying Read-Only Parameters in the GPM.
- If No, proceed to the next step.
- When you are finished, you can close the Editor tab in the Element Editors pane by right-clicking the Editor tab and selecting Close Editor Tab. However, you do not need to close the pane. Any time you double-click a step in the process model, the display automatically changes to the appropriate editor for the selected icon. Likewise, if you validate the process model, the pane changes to display the system output messages.