The ActiveVOS tutorial guides you through creating a Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) process, testing the process in simulation mode, then deploying it to the server (and using remote debugging if you deploy on-premises.
You will create a loan approval process definition. This definition describes the interactions among three participants, as well as the control flow and decisions based on exchanged data. It is based on Web Services Description Language (WSDL) documents that describe the messages and business operations used in the process.
After you finish this tutorial, you will have worked with many of ActiveVOS capabilities.
The tutorial is divided into the following sections:
Part 1: Starting a New Process
You will learn how to create the tutorial project, create and open a process document, and become familiar with the ActiveVOS environment.
Part 2: Planning and Designing a Process
You will learn how to use the Process Editor and its graphical toolkit to develop the sample loan approval process BPEL definition.
Part 3: Creating a Process Service Consumer Participant
You will learn to add a participant role for the process to provide the BPEL-required partner link.
Part 4: Creating Partner Service Provider Activities
You will learn the powerful shortcuts in Process Developer for creating receiving, replying, and invoking activities in a process by starting with a WSDL operation.
Part 5: Adding Process Activities and Properties
Complete a process definition by adding control flows.
View your process in both a graphical and hierarchical view.
Create namespaces, variables, and activities manually and define properties for them.
Part 6: Adding Fault Handling
You will learn how to catch errors sent to the process.
Part 7: Adding Compensation and Correlation
You will read a short discussion of these topics, which are not included in the sample process.
Part 8: Simulating the Process
You will learn how to simulate process execution with sample data values.
Part 9: Deploying the Process
You will learn how to create a process deployment descriptor file and package several files into a business process archive for deployment to the Process Server.
Part 10: Creating a Form to Run the Process
You will learn how to deploy, run, manage, and test a process on the Process Server. You will create a form to start the process from Process Central.
Part 11: Debugging Your Process Remotely
You will learn how to set up remote process launch configurations to debug a process running on the server.
Part 12: Using the Web Services Explorer to Start a Process
You will learn how to start your process from an Process Server, such as JBoss or WebLogic by using the Web Services Explorer.