Case variants

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The Case Variants panel shows the event log statistics, such as frequency, throughput, and the number of events, aggregated by the following dimensions:

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Analyze variants

By selecting Case Structure, it is possible to find the most frequent variant and compare it with other variants in terms of performance (average lead time), number of events (flat processes) or relations (multilevel processes).

analyze variants

For each variant you can view the following information:

In the following example:

Analyze variants model

By selecting the Zoom button (active only for Case Structure), IBM Process Mining provides information about the average waiting time, average service time, and frequency of the activities involved within the selected Case Structure or variant.

Zoom variants

Filter by variants

You select one or more variants and choose to include or exclude the matching cases.

You use the following steps to create a new filter with variants:

Filter by case variants

Create a user-friendly name

New filter with the assigned name

Filter by activity or custom fields

By selecting an Activity, Role, Resource or custom field in the drop-down menu, it is possible to group the variants by the value you selected in the field.

IBM Process Mining identifies the cases in which an Activity, Role, Resource or custom field is involved at least one time and the related paths, as shown in the following example:

Filter by activity

The statistics represents:

When you click Filter, IBM Process Mining redraws the process by using only those instances.

Filter by custom field

Important: Filtering for a certain field’s value does not necessarily exclude the other values of the field. For example, if a model is filtered by considering a specific resource, other resources can still appear after the filtering. This is because the selected resource might be involved in cases in which other resources are involved (the filtering is on the process cases).

Levels of attributes

Based on the analyzed process and on how datasource were prepared, there may be 3 different levels of attributes in IBM Process Mining:

Important: If a case-level or entity-level attribute changes while running the case (for example, a change in the case type attribute). This creates 2 values of the same attribute inside the same case and may affect the statistics and the filtering activity.