Set User Preferences

You can choose from a variety of settings in the Graphical Process Modeler (GPM) to specify operations handling according to your own preferences. Setting up GPM preferences before using the GPM is not required, however setting preferences in advance enables you to be certain of the order in which steps such as validation will take place in your procedures, and where the GPM will store your process models when you save them. You can also modify the display according your needs.

If multiple users log in to your computer using the same user ID and password, and use the GPM, they share the GPM and therefore any preference settings. In this case, users can re-set their preferences whenever they use the GPM.To set your preferences:
  1. Select Options > Preferences.
  2. On the General tab, select the appropriate check box to indicate whether the GPM should automatically validate the Business Process Modeling Language (BPML) each time you save a process model, or if you want the GPM to display the Validate on Save dialog box each time you save, so that you can determine then whether to validate the model you are working on.
  3. Click the Source Manager tab.
  4. Determine if you want to use the Expert Mode for checking business process models into Sterling B2B Integrator when you use the GPM Source Manager. Select the Use Expert Mode check box or leave the selection blank.
    Expert Mode displays one dialog box containing all of the parameters related to checking in a business process model to Sterling B2B Integrator. When you do not select Expert Mode, the parameters selections display in a series of dialog boxes, which breaks up the options into smaller groups for novice users.
  5. Click the File Location tab.
  6. Enter or select a default directory to which the GPM Source Manager will save all business process documents (.bp files) on your client computer.
  7. Click the Locale tab.
  8. Select a default locale for your installation.
  9. Click the Service Editor tab.
  10. Determine whether you want to be able to override parameters for service configurations as they are currently saved in Sterling B2B Integrator.
    If you do not select this option, some predefined service configuration parameters are not editable in the GPM.
  11. Click OK.
    Your new preference settings are applied to the current session and saved. They are automatically applied each time the GPM is started.
The GPM also enables you to customize the display to facilitate your work habits. For information, see Customize the User Interface Display.