Start Event

A BPMN 1.1 Start Event indicates where a particular Process begins. Every Process in Enterprise Architect must begin with a Start Event.

BPEL Properties:

Double-click on the Start Event in the BPEL diagram ( or )
Right-click on the Start Event | BPEL | BPEL Properties
 

Reference

Field/Button

Usage

See also

Name

Specify the name for the Start Event.

 

 

Trigger Type

Select a trigger for the Start Event, namely:

Conditional
Link
Message
Multiple
None
Signal
Timer

 

 

Details

Depending on the selected Trigger Type, the Details tab changes as follows:

 

Field

Usage

Conditional Trigger Type

Condition

Select a BPMN 1.1 Condition from the list of Condition(s) created in the SupportingElements package.

 

 

Message Trigger Type

Web Service

Select a BPMN 1.1 Web Service from the package (in the SupportingElements package) that represents one of the involved Participants.

 

Message

Select a BPMN 1.1 Message from the list of Message(s) in the selected Web Service.

 

 

Multiple Trigger Type

Events

Select additional BPMN 1.1 Start Events from the list of events in this Process that might trigger the Process, by clicking the ( ... ) button.

 

 

Timer Trigger Type

Time Cycle

Specify the value for the time duration.

 

Time Date

Specify the value for the time date.

 

 

 

Assignments

Select one or more Assignment elements created in the SupportingElements package in this tab ( Optional ).

Assignment

Create BPEL 1.1 Model Structure

OK

Save the values entered in the dialog.

 

 

Cancel

Discard the values entered in the dialog.

 

 

Help

Display this Help topic.

 

 

General

Open the UML Properties dialog.

 

Properties

Notes

Either set Time Cycle or Time Date for Timer Trigger Type but not both as they are mutually exclusive fields
Link, None and Signal Event types cannot be mapped to BPEL 1.1