Checking In a Single Business Process Model in the GPM

Use this procedure to check in a single business process model in the Graphical Process Modeler. This procedure assumes that you have validated and saved the business process model using the Graphical Process Modeler.

About this task

To check a single business process model in to Sterling B2B Integrator:

Procedure

  1. In the GPM, select Tools > Source Manager.
  2. Type the same user ID and password that you use when logging in to Sterling B2B Integrator.
  3. In Source Manager, select Process > Add.

    For the remaining steps, the order of the fields that display may differ, depending on whether your GPM settings specify Expert Mode for the Source Manager. If you did not specify Expert Mode, click Next to display the following fields.

  4. Enter the appropriate values in the following required fields:
    • Process Name – see Business Process NameBusiness Process Name.
    • File Name – Browse to select the business process document (.bp file) from the directory on your client computer where you saved it.
    • Description – see Business Process DescriptionBusiness Process Description.
    • Start Mode – see Business Process LevelsBusiness Process Levels.
    • Transaction Level – see Business Process LevelsBusiness Process Levels.
    • Set Queue – see Business Process LevelsBusiness Process Levels.
    • Persistence Level – see Business Process LevelsBusiness Process Levels.
    • Event Reporting Level – see Business Process LevelsBusiness Process Levels.
    • Recovery Level – see Business Process LevelsBusiness Process Levels.
    • Document Storage – see Business Process LevelsBusiness Process Levels.
    • Preferred Node – If you are using a clustered environment of Sterling B2B Integrator and you want to assign a specific node on which you prefer this process model to run, select the node. Otherwise, the field defaults to a value of None. For more information, see Business Process LevelsBusiness Process Levels.
    • Mandatory Node – If you are using a clustered environment and you want to assign a specific node on which this process model must run, select the node. Otherwise, the field defaults to a value of None. For more information, see Business Process LevelsBusiness Process Levels.
    • Category – see Business Process LevelsBusiness Process Levels.
  5. Indicate deadline settings for the business process to run. See Deadline SettingsDeadline Settings.
  6. Indicate archiving information for the data you are retaining. See Business Process Life SpanBusiness Process Life Span.
  7. Select validation options:
    • Select Validate Process to validate the process model now.

      Validate Process is activated by default, but is optional. Successfully validated business process models are checked in and enabled for use in Sterling B2B Integrator. When validation errors occur during GPM check-in, Source Manager checks the model in, but it will not be enabled for use, and errors are not reported. Therefore, be sure to validate the process before checking it in. Otherwise, a process containing validation errors cannot be invoked until the errors are resolved.

    • Select Enable Process to enable the business process to run in Sterling B2B Integrator. If Validate Process is not selected, you cannot enable the business process model.

      If you do not enable the business process, you cannot run it in Sterling B2B Integrator without first enabling it later. For instructions to enable it independently of the check-in procedure, see Enabling a Disabled Business ProcessEnabling a Disabled Business Process.

  8. Specify whether you want Sterling B2B Integrator to track the progress of the document when the business process runs. See Business Process LevelsBusiness Process Levels.
  9. Specify whether you want the business process to run its onFault protection should the business process encounter an error when it is running. See Business Process LevelsBusiness Process Levels.
  10. Click Finish.

Results

You can now run your business process in Sterling B2B Integrator. Test the business process before running it in your production environment. For information, see Testing a Business Process Model in Sterling B2B IntegratorTesting a Business Process Model in Sterling B2B Integrator.