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  1. Preface
  2. Welcome to Informatica Process Developer
  3. Using Guide Developer for the First Time
  4. Getting Started with Informatica Process Developer
  5. About Interfaces Service References and Local WSDL
  6. Planning Your BPEL Process
  7. Participants
  8. Implementing a BPMN Task or Event in BPEL
  9. Implementing a BPMN Gateway or Control Flow
  10. Using Variables
  11. Attachments
  12. Using Links
  13. Data Manipulation
  14. Compensation
  15. Correlation
  16. What is Correlation
  17. What is a Correlation Set
  18. Creating Message Properties and Property Aliases
  19. Adding a Correlation Set
  20. Deleting a Correlation Set
  21. Adding Correlations to an Activity
  22. Rules for Declaring and Using Correlation Sets
  23. Correlation Sets and Engine-Managed Correlation
  24. Event Handling
  25. Fault Handling
  26. Simulating and Debugging
  27. Deploying Your Processes
  28. BPEL Unit Testing
  29. Creating POJO and XQuery Custom Functions
  30. Custom Service Interactions
  31. Process Exception Management
  32. Creating Reports for Process Server and Central
  33. Business Event Processing
  34. Process Central Forms and Configuration
  35. Building a Process with a System Service
  36. Human Tasks
  37. BPEL Faults and Reports

2. Designer

2. Designer

Comparing the BPMN-Centric and BPEL-Centric Tool Palettes

Comparing the BPMN-Centric and BPEL-Centric Tool Palettes

The following illustration shows the two palettes, followed by a discussion.
BPMN
BPEL
The following tables describe palette differences.
BPMN-Centric Palette
The BPMN-Centric palette is organized into the following groups:
Edges and selections
An edge connects two activities to make them run in sequence. Use the other selection tools to select a set of items on the canvas.
Task
Basic process activities to build a process. For example, select a service task to represent a Web service endpoint.
Throw Event
Events that have an impact (a result), such as a reply, invoke, throw, rethrow, compensate, exit, and break. These are outbound events.
Catch Event
Events caused by a trigger, including wait, receive, and scope handlers, which include fault, termination, event, and compensation. These are inbound events.
Gateway
Controls the divergence and convergence of sequence flows, including branching, forking, merging, and joining of paths. Includes the BPEL pick activity as an event-based gateway.
Control Flow
Containers to structure a group of activities.
Annotation/Data Objects
Add labels, shapes, and swimlanes to the canvas. They are ignored in the XML code, but they print. You can anchor a label to an activity.
Custom
Save any activity or set of activities from a BPEL drawing as a custom activity. You can reuse the custom activity in other BPEL drawings. By default, the custom palette is hidden when empty. For details, see
Creating a Custom Activity
.
BPEL-Centric Palette
The BPEL-Centric palette is organized into the following groups:
Links and selections
Use a link to connect two activities to make them run in sequence. Use the other selection tools to select a set of items on the canvas.
Activity
Basic process activities to build a process. For example, select an invoke to represent a Web service endpoint.
Event
Select an activity that triggers an event, such as a receive, to start a process.
Control Flow
Select a container or gateway to structure a group of activities.
Handlers
Select a fault or event handler for a scope.
Annotation
Add labels, shapes, and swimlanes to the canvas. They are ignored in the XML code, but they print. You can anchor a label to an activity.
Custom
Save any activity or set of activities from a BPEL drawing as a custom activity. You can reuse the custom activity in other BPEL drawings. By default, the custom palette is hidden when empty. For details, see
Creating a Custom Activity
.
See also:
Which Edit Style to Choose: BPMN-Centric or BPEL-Centric?
Tips for using the palette:
  • By default, the palette is in auto-hide mode. Rest your mouse on the palette to open it.
  • Select the
    Show Palette
    or
    Hide Palette
    arrow to remove the auto-hide feature of the palette.
  • Right-mouse click on a palette group title to view a list of customization options.
  • Click on a palette group title to open or close the group.
  • Use drawing objects to annotate your BPEL processes.
  • Customize the palettes to view small icons or icons only. To view icons only, right-mouse click on any palette entry and select
    Layout > Icons Only
    .


Updated March 30, 2020