Checking In a New Version of an Existing Business Process Version in Sterling B2B Integrator

Use this procedure to check in a new version of business process model that has been previously saved in Sterling B2B Integrator (meaning, it already has a business process definition) and that has now been modified.

About this task

During check in you will indicate which saved version will be the default version.

Note: You cannot check in a new version of a business process model if you do not own the lock on the pre-existing model; that is, if you are not the user who checked the process model out prior to this attempt to check in the new version.

To check in a new version of an existing business process model:


  1. From the Business Process menu, select Manager.
  2. Use the List or Search options to locate the process model you want to check in.
  3. Next to the name of the business process model for which you are checking in a new version, click source manager.
  4. Click Go! next to Check-in an updated definition for this Business Process.

    You can also click check-in next to a business process to disable the lock and check in a business process.

  5. Select the business process document (.bp file) from the directory on your client computer where you saved it.
  6. Type a description that helps identify this version of the business process.
  7. Specify whether you want to track the progress of the document when the business process runs.
  8. Specify whether you want the business process to run its onFault protection should the business process encounter an error when it is running.
  9. For Set Queue, indicate the queue level.
  10. Indicate the level of persistence to retain data that makes up the business process.
  11. Indicate the level of event reporting that you would like for this business process.
  12. Indicate the level of recovery for this business process if the business process should halt during execution.
  13. Indicate the level document storage for documents that process when the business process runs.
  14. Indicate deadline settings for the business process to run.
  15. Click Next and indicate the life span (archiving information) for the level of persistence data you are retaining.
  16. To compile the business process data, click Next.
  17. To make this business process the default version, click Next and select the business process under OTHER Versions.
    Note: You can modify the default version of the business process by selecting the version from the OTHER Versions section. If you enable the 4 eyed principle security feature, modifying the business process default version requires approval from an Administrator.
    Important: The system workflows execute the default versions and any modifications are in effect immediately after approval. So, the Administrator must be cautious when approving the modified default version of the business process.
  18. To enable the business process to run, click Next and verify that the check box next to Enable Business Process is selected.

    If you choose not to enable this business process, clear the Enable Business Process check box.

  19. To unlock the business process, verify that the check box next to Release the lock on the file is selected.
  20. To create a permission associated with this business process model, select Create Permission.
  21. Review the settings and click Finish.
    Note: If you enable the 4 eyed principle security feature to modify the business process default version, the following system message is displayed:
    An approval request has been submitted successfully.

    You must get an approval from the Administrator to modify the business process default version.