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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

Setting Visual Properties and Using Your Own Library of Images

Setting Visual Properties and Using Your Own Library of Images

For all of Process Developer's activity icons, you can change the font size, colors, borders, and other visual properties.
In addition, you can change the activity icons to impart more meaningful visual representation for the type of process you are building.
You can set defaults for all processes, as described in
Layout Preferences
, or you can modify visual properties for individual processes and activities.
Here are some examples:
Example 1: Add a border, change font size for an activity
Example 2: Select your own images for activities by setting the Image Location property for each activity
Example 3: Change the link router style from Manhattan to Manual
The manual style draws a straight link, rather than a stair-step style link, and allows you to set the angle for a link transition. A
Shortest Path
style link travels around the border of objects to link two activities.
The following table lists the visual properties you can set for various activities. Not all properties apply to all activities.
Property
Description
Background Color
Fill color if the Transparent property is No
Border
Yes/No selection to display a border on a drawing item
Border Color
Opens a dialog for you to choose a basic or custom color for the border of a drawing item.
Expanded
For a container, such as a Scope, a Yes/No display indicating whether the container's contents are displayed or hidden. This setting changes when you select Expand or Collapse from the container's right-mouse menu.
Font
Sets the font to use for label.
Font Color
Sets the color for labels.
Image Display
The image to draw if any
Image Location
Sets the file system location and name of the image file. See the
Tips
section below for multi-selecting activities to change their images.
Image Text Gap
Select the size for the gap between an activity icon and the label.
Label
Select the display format for an activity label. See
Selecting Activity Labels
.
Label Alignment
Sets the align text property: left, right, center, top, bottom
Label Placement
For a drawing object, sets the placement of text label relative to image.
Location
Sets the the XY location on the canvas of the object
Orientation
For a container, sets the vertical or horizontal orientation for activities within the sequence.
Primary Alignment
For a Sequence activity, sets the alignment for the group of activities.
Secondary Alignment
For a Sequence activity, sets the alignment position of the activities within the sequence.
Size
Sets the the current size on canvas
Size to Fit
Set to
Yes
to restrict resizing of the selected drawing object. Select
No
to permit resizing of the drawing object.
Text
For a drawing object, text label
Transparency Level
For a drawing object, sets the value of transparency. A larger value decreases the transparency.
Transparent
Yes/No setting. If you select No, you can set the Background color.
Tips for setting visual properties:
  • Set default values in a visual properties file. For details, see
    Layout Preferences
    .
  • For a particular process, to change the image for a group of activities, multi-select the activities and then select the Image Location. For example, select all receives to change the icon for that activity type.
  • To resize a container activity, such as an if activity, set the Size to Fit option to No.


Updated March 30, 2020