1. Getting Started

1. Getting Started

Step 2: Create a New Process File in the Tutorial/bpel Folder

Step 2: Create a New Process File in the Tutorial/bpel Folder

  1. Select
    File > New > BPEL Process
    .
  2. Select the
    bpel
    folder.
  3. In the file name field, type in
    tutorial
    for your BPEL file. The
    .bpel
    extension is automatically added.
    New BPEL Process dialog
    Notice the
    Advanced
    button. Pressing this button displays settings that override defaults that you can set in Preferences. It won't be used in this Tutorial, but you may want to press it to see what's there.
  4. Click
    Finish
    .
Your new file opens as a blank document in the Process Editor, as shown in the following illustration.
Process Developer user interface with annotations
Notice the following user interface features:
1
Process file are listed in the Project Explorer view. Double-click on a Project Explorer file to open it.
2
A newly created process file is opened automatically in the Process Editor. The Process Editor canvas is blank to begin with. When you open multiple files, they are displayed as different tabs. To switch between open files, click on a tab.
3
To create a process, you will use the palette. Each palette group contains a set of icons, such as the Task group. You can select a palette icon and drop it onto the canvas. The palette is closed by default. Rest your mouse on the palette bar to auto-open it, or select the
Show Palette
arrow to open it.
4
The Properties view displays the attributes for the object in focus. In the illustration above, the
tutorial.bpel
process is in focus in the Process Editor. If a file is selected in the Project Explorer, a different set of attributes is displayed.
5
The tabs along the top of a view indicate that several views are stacked together. Select a tab to display a view.
Tip: You can close (hide), minimize, maximize, move, and rearrange views as desired.
If you select the Problems tab, you may see two error messages. One says, "No activity designated to create instance" and "Container /process is missing a required activity." These messages are part of BPEL validation. You can ignore them for now.
Note:
The Tutorial orchestration project includes a Cheat Sheet. A default project does not. The Cheat Sheet view is usually closed.


Updated March 09, 2020