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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

Layout Preferences

Layout Preferences

Set the default values for laying out graphical elements on the Process Editor canvas.
Select
Window > Preferences > Process Developer > Layout
to view these preferences.
The Layout preferences page allows you to do the following:
  • Select an editing style defining default visual process properties.
  • Define defaults for Auto Layout mode.
  • Define defaults for Expand/Collapse Containers layout.
Editing Style and Stylesheets
This panel specifies the default visual properties for new BPEL processes. The default editing style is BPMN for modeling BPEL processes in the Business Process Model and Notation language. BPEL processes visually resemble BPMN diagrams.
Select
Classic
for legacy Process Developer visual representations of activities. See
What is Process Developer Classic Style?
If you select BPMN for the editing style, you can also set
BPMN
or
BPEL
. In this panel, you can set whether you want to use the standard BPMN notation or the BPEL-centric version of BPMN. That is, the icons are mostly standard BPMN, consistent with the palette in older Process Developer versions.
For details, see
Comparing the BPMN-Centric and BPEL-Centric Tool Palettes
and
Which Edit Style to Choose: BPMN-Centric or BPEL-Centric?
.
Under Stylesheets, you can select
Other
for a stylesheet and edit the stylesheet file in a text editor to change a default value. The change applies to all processes. For example, you can set a border for the receive activity icon. In any BPEL process, you can remove the border for an individual receive activity, if desired. Note that the Classic stylesheet contains some properties that apply to only one version of BPEL, either WS-BPEL 2.0 or BPEL4WS 1.1. The BPMN stylesheet applies only to WS-BPEL 2.0.
For a description of visual properties, see
Setting Visual Properties and Using Your Own Library of Images
.
Auto Layout
The main Process Developer toolbar contains an
Auto Layout
button that organizes graphical elements on the process canvas into a grid that best fits the display area.
In this panel, set the default values for laying out the graphical elements (for example, activities and containers).
The Auto Layout Methods are available from the
Auto Layout
toolbar button. For details, see
Process Developer Menus and Toolbars
.
Make additional Auto Layout preferences as follows:
Orientation: Horizontal or vertical
Select the primary axis for your process diagrams.
Size of margins for containers
Set the size, in pixels, for interior margins for scopes, sequences, and other containers.
Spacing between levels and nodes
Set the size, in pixels, for vertical (level) and horizontal (node) spacing between activities.
Expand/Collapse Containers
In this panel, set the default values for object movement and link style of the container activities: Sequence, If, While, Pick, Flow, Scope, For Each and Repeat Until. For details, see
Showing and Hiding Activities
.
Auto Move
When a container is collapsed, objects fill in the empty space. When a container is expanded, objects move out of the way.
Auto Move Expand
When a container is expanded, objects move out of the way
Auto Layout
After a container is collapsed or expanded, objects are laid out along an invisible grid
No Move
No objects move when a container is collapsed or expanded
Collapsed Link Style
Sets the solid, dashed or dotted style for links to and from activities within a collapsed container. A style that differs from other link styles provides a visual cue for a hidden activity or container.
Activity Context Menu
By default, all relevant Eclipse context items are displayed in the right-mouse button menu of an activity on the Process Editor canvas.
To hide these items, uncheck
Show Non-Process Developer Context Menu Items.
You can hide:
  • Compare with
  • Debug as
  • Profile as
  • Replace with
  • Run as
  • Team
  • Validate
  • Wikitext
Process Editor Tabs
You can hide the Fault Handlers, Event Handlers, and Source tabs of the Process Editor. Hide these items by removing the check mark from
Show tabs other than Process Activities
.


Updated March 30, 2020